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Meet the Professor
William Farrell is a professor and the coordinator of the criminology and criminal
justice program. He received his doctorate in sociology from the University of Iowa
and has been a faculty member at IU Southeast for almost 10 years. Farrell teaches
courses about criminal justice, theories of crime, terrorism, and more. His research
interests include corrections, juvenile justice, the politics of crime, and white collar
pop quiz
In each issue,
IU Southeast
will include a Pop Quiz from one of our professors. The first
reader to e-mail us the correct answers to the quiz will win a prize from the Alumni
This issue’s Pop Quiz comes from William Farrell, a professor of criminology
and criminal justice.
1. The violent crime rate in the
United States:
a. Is the lowest in the Western world
b. Is at an all-time high and still climbing
at an alarming rate
c. Has been declining for 30 years and is
at its lowest point in decades
Spring 2012 Pop Quiz answers
1. Many myths exist regarding the English Settlement at Jamestown. Which of the
following “myths” regarding Pocahontas is verifiably true?
B. Pocahontas married John Rolfe after converting to Christianity
2. In 1776, Abigail Adams asked her husband, John Adams, to “Remember the
Ladies” because:
C. She wanted Adams to give women more power in the new “Code of Laws” the
Continental Congress constructed.
3. What was Pontiac’s Rebellion?
A. Ottawa Chief Pontiac’s successful rebellion against British forts in 1763
The winner of this issue’s quiz will receive two tickets to IU Southeast Night at the Bats. To submit your answers, e-mail
and include “Pop Quiz answers” as the subject line.
2. What is the C.S.I. effect?
a. This is a mental condition that comes
fromwatching too many T.V. cop shows
b. This is the belief that jurors have
come to demand more forensic evidence
in criminal trials, raising the effective
standard of proof for prosecutors
c. It is a scientific bias that prevents
forensic scientists from objectively
analyzing crime data
3. Today’s youth are more
criminal than previous
a. True
b. False