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The Role of the Police Department Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What do we call the general misuse of police authority for personal gain?

Question 2 2. What statute keeps evidence that was gathered illegally by the police from being used against a person in a criminal trial?

Question 3 3. Which term or phrase means that the police have freedom to decide what should be done in any particular policing situation?

Question 4 4. Excessive force is defined as _____.

Question 5 5. The defendant in a court case confesses to a crime during police interrogations. This individual was not read his rights before his taped confession. Since the confession contains self-incriminating information, it is not admissible in court. Which amendment is protecting this defendant?

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Question 6 6. After holding a suspect for five hours for questioning, a few of the police officers in the station have decided to intimidate the suspect to get information and evidence out of him. They tell the suspect that ''If you do not cooperate your wife will be charged with crimes too.'' Which technique are the police officers using?

Question 7 7. Why is it challenging to legally determine the use of excessive force by police?

Question 8 8. In which police department structure are officers assigned a particular role within a specialized unit?

Question 9 9. What do we call the code of silence among police officers that discourages an officer from reporting the misconduct of another officer?

Question 10 10. After the arrest, a suspect is brought to court within a few days to be informed of the charges and whether bail can be granted. This is known as:

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Question 11 11. Which of the following represents the least amount of force, and the preferred method to resolve a situation?

Question 12 12. Which of the following would be most likely to be considered an excessive use of force by a police officer?

Question 13 13. Which term specifically refers to police practices that intentionally use prejudicial judgments based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, religious beliefs, or age?

Question 14 14. What provides the basis for the creation of Legal Restraints, and why were these limits created?

Question 15 15. Which method of policing places an emphasis on maintaining order, but through informal channels?

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Question 16 16. Why might the qualified immunity defense be invoked?

Question 17 17. Which view argues that most police corruption stems from just a few dishonest or unethical officers?

Question 18 18. The federal law that allows lawsuits against the police for civil rights violations is _____.

Question 19 19. Which unit in a police department collects, evaluates, analyzes, and disseminates intelligence about local criminal activity?

Question 20 20. How does extortion differ from bribery?

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Question 21 21. Why is community policing beneficial to the communities in which it occurs?

Question 22 22. Ernie was the victim of a robbery. The police recovered Ernie's property, but wouldn't release it to him until after the trial of the robber. After the trial, Ernie asked for his property. However, he was then informed that the police couldn't find his property. Ernie then sued the police for mishandling the evidence. In Ernie's lawsuit, Ernie is:

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT true about the use of police force?

Question 24 24. Which police department structure uses a chain of command structure, but also adds internal support roles?

Question 25 25. Which term refers to an officer temporarily detaining a person for questioning and patting down their outer clothing without concrete evidence of criminal activity?

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Question 26 26. Which method of policing places an emphasis on violations of law, and relies on threats of arrest or actual arrests?

Question 27 27. Why must a police officer issue a Miranda Warning when a person is arrested or questioned as a suspect in a crime?

Question 28 28. Why might official immunity be invoked?

Question 29 29. Which style of policing assigns a limited number of subordinates to each supervisor, in which the department uses a fixed hierarchy with a centralized command?

Question 30 30. Which method of policing places an emphasis on serving the public and helping the community?

The Role of the Police Department Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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