Serial Murderers and their Victims 6th International Edition by Eric W. Hickey – Test Bank
1. The following was/were believed to be able to detect criminal predisposition
by examining bumps and abnormalities on the surface of the skull.
ANS: B REF: 65
2. The role of _____ in violent crime is of growing importance in understanding the dynamics of the interactions among the forces of biology, psychological factors, and our environment.
ANS: A REF: 67
3. The hormone that inhibits the secretion of stomach acid and stimulates smooth muscle and acts as a neurotransmitter in brain functioning is known as:
a. CSF 5-hiaa
ANS: D REF: 67
4. In their studies of homicide offenders, Virkkunen et al., and Linnoila et al., found that:
a. The non-impulsive group reported higher levels of dopamine
b. The impulsive group reported lower levels of dopamine
c. The impulsive group reported lower levels of serotonin
d. The non-impulsive group reported lower levels of serotonin
ANS: C REF: 67
5. Reiss and Roth found that:
a. inhibited children are less prone to violence and aggression.
b. inhibited children are more prone to victimization.
c. uninhibited children are more prone to victimization.
d. uninhibited children are less prone to violence and aggression.
ANS: A REF: 67
6. According to Eysenck the foundation for criminality is:
a. the over-reactive RAS.
b. both interactions of environmental conditions and inherited personality traits.
c. financial gain.
d. instrumental conditioning.
ANS: B REF: 68
7. This killer had subpar intelligence, suffered from kryptopyroluria, suffered multiple head trauma, was raised in a dysfunctional family, experienced sexual and physical abuse, had homosexual experiences at age 11, had sex with animals, and went on as an adult to kill female prostitutes. He sometimes returned to the crime scenes days later to mutilate the corpses and take trophies.
a. Ed Gein
b. Juan Cordoba
c. Joseph Kallinger
d. Arthur Shawcross
ANS: D REF: 68
8. According to Eysenck, which is more likely to be involved in antisocial behavior?
ANS: A REF: 69
9. In her study of psychopathology and mass murder, Souza found that most of these have a history of mental illness.
a. mass murderers
b. serial killers
ANS: A REF: 70
10. Which can best be attributed to the term “insanity?”
a. A diagnosis of insanity automatically follows a diagnosis of psychosis.
b. Insanity is a legal term and judicial determination.
c. A diagnosis of insanity is a psychiatric decision.
d. A diagnosis of insanity is ultimately determined by trained psychologists.
ANS: B REF: 70
11. The essential inquiry involved when the M’Naughten Rule is applied is:
a. Was the act the result or the product of a mental defect
b. Was the person able to distinguish between right and wrong at the time of the offense
c. Was the act the result of an “irresistible impulse”
d. Was the act the result of an addiction
ANS: B REF: 71