Law Enforcement in the U.S. Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why does Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigate human trafficking?

Question 2 2. If a crime is committed in several different counties without crossing any state lines, then who has jurisdiction? Why?

Question 3 3. Which of the following was NOT one of the effects of Prohibition?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a task for state law enforcement?

Question 5 5. Lisa works for her state's highway patrol, which is overseen by the same agency as her state's police force. Does the state in which Lisa works follow the centralized or decentralized model, and why?

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Question 6 6. The _____ focuses on enforcing laws on highways and state lands.

Question 7 7. Which of the following is in charge of investigating on-the-job crimes committed by DOJ employees?

Question 8 8. The _____ investigate crimes anywhere in the state.

Question 9 9. What do we call the official power to make legal judgments, which often translates into who is in charge during a criminal investigation?

Question 10 10. What is the Coast Guard is in charge of?

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Question 11 11. Federal law enforcement includes many agencies that are overseen by the Department of _____ and the Department of Homeland Security.

Question 12 12. A bank in Arizona was robbed, and the next day the same criminals rob a bank in New Mexico. Who will investigate these crimes, and why?

Question 13 13. Today, private law enforcement outnumber public law enforcement _____ to one.

Question 14 14. Who is in charge of investigation and prevention of crime within a specific town or city?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT overseen by the Department of Justice?

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Question 16 16. Who is in charge of the detection and prevention of crime within a specific municipality or county?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a responsibility of police officers?

Question 18 18. Who provides protection in a specific city or county?

Question 19 19. A police force keeps order through _____.

Question 20 20. Who oversees the TSA?

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Question 21 21. Why is problem-oriented policing beneficial?

Question 22 22. What was the effect of the 18th Amendment?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a disadvantage of private law enforcement?

Question 24 24. If a state follows the _____ model, then it has two or more state law enforcement agencies.

Question 25 25. Who provides services in areas where there is no local police force?

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Question 26 26. What was a significant difference between the American South and North that impacted the nature of policing?

Question 27 27. Which of the following activities is NOT expected of police officers?

Question 28 28. How did the nature of policing in Northern colonies change in response to the population boom of the 1700s?

Question 29 29. What do we call the group of people tasked with the prevention of crime and apprehension of offenders?

Question 30 30. Some individuals hire private law enforcement to perform _____ police services, like protecting people or places.

Law Enforcement in the U.S. Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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