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The Role of the Police Department Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Excessive force is defined as _____.

Question 2 2. Arrests must be based on:

Question 3 3. 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:

Question 4 4. Why is it challenging to legally determine the use of excessive force by police?

Question 5 5. Why must a police officer issue a Miranda Warning when a person is arrested or questioned as a suspect in a crime?

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Question 6 6. A police officer knocks on Tim's door and demands to be let in, without a warrant or any clear reason. Is Tim justified in not letting the officer enter his home?

Question 7 7. Which of the following represents the least amount of force, and the preferred method to resolve a situation?

Question 8 8. X is an official document that is obtained from a judge that authorizes the arrest of a suspect. X is normally an added assurance for the enforcement officer. Identify document X.

Question 9 9. The Use of Force Continuum can be defined as _____.

Question 10 10. Which method of policing places an emphasis on violations of law, and relies on threats of arrest or actual arrests?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following would be most likely to be considered an excessive use of force by a police officer?

Question 12 12. What statute keeps evidence that was gathered illegally by the police from being used against a person in a criminal trial?

Question 13 13. How do the various styles of policing differ?

Question 14 14. Which method of policing places an emphasis on serving the public and helping the community?

Question 15 15. Chelsea was asked to come to the police station and answer some questions. To begin, the officer asked her name and questions about where she lives and works. Then, the officer asked her where she was at 2:00pm the previous afternoon. Chelsea decided that she did not want to answer any more questions until she got more information and consulted an attorney. Was she within her rights? Why?

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Question 16 16. What do we call a collection of a police department's methods, routines, and processes?

Question 17 17. An arrest occurs when the suspect being detained reasonably believes that he or she _____.

Question 18 18. Which method of policing places an emphasis on maintaining order, but through informal channels?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT true about the use of police force?

Question 20 20. What provides the basis for the creation of Legal Restraints, and why were these limits created?

The Role of the Police Department 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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