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. In the year up to March 2015 the police in the UK arrested almost

  1. 5 million people
  2. 1 million people
  3. 500,000 people
  4. 100,000 people


b. 1 million people

2. Who categorised the media representation of police and policing as being either ‘hegemonic’ or ‘subversive’?

  1. Robert Mawby
  2. Frank Leishman
  3. Robert Reiner
  4. Sir Robert Mark


Robert Reiner

3. The ban on taking photographs in UK courts was first introduced in

  1. 1918
  2. 1925
  3. 1945
  4. 1961


b. 1925

4. In which UK prison was there a major riot in 1990?

  1. Wormwood Scrubs
  2. Lincoln
  3. Holloway
  4. Strangeways 


d. Strangeways 

5. Which British TV drama has been described as ‘an authentic representation of the relationship that exists between prisoners and prison officers’?

  1. Porridge
  2. Bad Girls
  3. Only Fools and Horses
  4. Oz


a. Porridge