Staryer CRJ100 midterm exam latest 2015

Question 1

4 out of 4 points

Which of the following is not a focus of community policing?

a. Order maintenance

b. Emergency service

c. Crime fighting

d. Problem solving

Question 2

4 out of 4 points

UCR data suggests that the average police officer makes less than one felony arrest every ____ months.

a. 2

b. 4

c. 6

d. 8

Answer

Question 3

4 out of 4 points

The statement “Aggressive policing increases community perception that police arrest many criminals and therefore most violators get caught” is an example of what?

a. a deterrent effect

b. a proactive effect

c. an aggressive effect

d. sheer luck

Question 4

4 out of 4 points

Regardless of the size of the policing organization this person has general administrative control and sets policy for all of the department’s operating branches

a. Democratic Appointee

b. CompStat

c. Chief of Police

d. Chief of Hot Spots

Question 5

4 out of 4 points

In Martin Innes’ study of investigation techniques he found that police rely heavily on _________ that includes canvas of neighborhoods, interviews with friends/family and constructing victim/suspect timelines to solve a crime.

a. Specific Focus

b. General coverage

c. Technology and Crime Mapping

d. PERF

Question 6

0 out of 4 points

What pattern does research reveal regarding officers' involvement in use-of-force incidents?

a. There is little evidence that use-of-force incidents are racially motivated.

b. A small portion of officers account for a sizable portion of the abuses.

c. Problem officers tend to be young and inexperienced members of the force.

d. All of the above are correct

Question 7

4 out of 4 points

Which policing style utilizes the least amount of discretion?

a. Crime fighter

b. Social agent

c. Law enforcer

d. Watchman

Question 8

4 out of 4 points

An officer approaches a group of teenagers drinking beer, she checks everyone's ID and arrests all who are underage. This example best typifies which officer style?

a. Crime fighter

b. Social agent

c. Law enforcer

d. Watchman

Question 9

4 out of 4 points

The blue curtain is a term used to describe:

a. police reluctance to express personal feelings with each other.

b. the police practice of shrouding the windows and doors of the briefing room when confidential information is disseminated at roll call.

c. the secrecy and insulation from others in society that is a consequence of the police subculture.

d. the sheet used to drape the coffins of slain police officers

Question 10

4 out of 4 points

What U.S. Supreme Court decision set forth the "reasonable officer" standard for police use of deadly force?

a. Williams v. New York

b. Graham v. Connor

c. Sherman v. California

d. Tennessee v. Garner

Question 11

4 out of 4 points

The National Crime Victimization Survey asks participants to report on the frequency and characteristics of all but which one of the following crimes?

a. Rape

b. Murder

c. Robbery

d. Assault

Question 12

4 out of 4 points

Which of the following is not a problem associated with the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)?

a. Over-reporting because of victim's misrepresentations of events

b. Incomplete acts are lumped together with completed ones.

c. Underreporting stemming from the embarrassment of reporting crime.

d. Individuals may misrepresent the time line of events

Question 13

4 out of 4 points

Which of the following groups experience violent crimes at a higher rate than other groups?

a. Whites

b. Latinos

c. Asians

d. African Americans

Question 14

4 out of 4 points

Which view of criminality argues that people commit crimes if they believe it will provide immediate benefits without the threat of long-term risks?

a. Psychological theory

b. Social structure theory

c. Social process theory

d. Choice theory

Question 15

4 out of 4 points

Which of the following is one of the problems associated with the validity of the Uniform Crime Report?

a. No federal crimes are reported.

b. Reports are voluntary and vary in accuracy.

c. If an offender commits multiple crimes, only the most serious is recorded.

d. Crime rates per 50,000 people are computed

Question 16

4 out of 4 points

The contemporary criminal justice system can be divided into three main components:

a. Law enforcement, the courts, and the legislature.

b. The courts, the correctional system, and the legislature.

c. Law enforcement, the courts, and the correctional system.

d. Law enforcement, the correctional system, and the legislature.

Question 17

0 out of 4 points

The corrections system is vast and costs federal, state, and local governments:

a. About $70 billion per year.

b. About $115 billion per year.

c. About $165 billion per year.

d. About $215 billion per year.

Question 18

4 out of 4 points

For every 1000 crimes, approximately ____ people are sent to prison.

a. 20

b. 40

c. 60

d. 80

Question 19

4 out of 4 points

In the formal criminal justice process all defendants must go through which stage to ensure proper sentencing/punishment/dismissal/closure?

a. Arraignment

b. Criminal trial

c. Grand jury hearing

d. Bail hearing

Question 20

4 out of 4 points

The exercise of power is granted to those who control the criminal justice system. In policing they are given the power to;

a. charge

b. punish

c. use force, when necessary

d.  sentence

Question 21

4 out of 4 points

What federal agency is responsible for witness security?

a. U.S. Marshals

b. FBI

c. DHS

d. Secret Service

Question 22

4 out of 4 points

What federal agency is responsible for the transportation of federal prisoners?

a. U.S. Marshals

b. FBI

c. Department of Homeland Security

d. Secret Service

Question 23

4 out of 4 points

Roughly how many metropolitan police agencies employ just one sworn officer?

a.8

b.80

c.800

d.8000

Question 24

4 out of 4 points

Which of the following officers was part of the watch system of policing that thrived in 13th century England?

a. Watchmen

b. Shire reeve

c. Justice of the peace

d. All of these

Question 25

4 out of 4 points

Which federal law enforcement agency has unlimited jurisdiction?

a.CIA

b.DEA

c. U.S. Justice Department

d. No federal agency has unlimited jurisdiction.

 

 

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