Multiple Choice Quiz

Take the quiz to test your understanding of the key concepts covered in the chapter. Try testing yourself before you read the chapter to see where your strengths and weaknesses are, then test yourself again once you’ve read the chapter to see how well you’ve understood.

1. Since 1995, crime in England and Wales has

  1. Fallen
  2. Risen
  3. Stayed about the same
  4. It is impossible to tell


a. Fallen

2. Which of the following acts were previously criminalised but have since been legalised?

  1. Homosexuality
  2. Having sex with a person aged 15
  3. MPs wearing a suit of armour in the Houses of Parliament
  4. Trespassing on Ministry of Defence Property


a. Homosexuality

3. Which of the following acts were formerly legal but have since been criminalised?

  1. Walking on a public footpath in a field with newborn lambs
  2. Prostitution
  3. Smoking in your own home
  4. Marital rape


d. Marital rape

4. Why might police recorded crime be an under-estimate of the total number of offences?

  1. Victims may be unaware of an offence
  2. Victims may be reluctant to report a crime
  3. Police do not record all crimes
  4. All of the above


d. All of the above

5. Approximately how many crimes were committed in 2015 (according to the Crime Survey for England and Wales)?

  1. 500,000
  2. 1.8 million
  3. 6.6 million
  4. 15 million


c. 6.6 million