What Is a Warrant? - Definition & Examples


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What does an arrest warrant authorize the police to do?

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1. What does a search warrant authorize the police to do?

2. When is probable cause required in order for a judge to issue a warrant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Warrants are used in connection with police procedures, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the different types of warrants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In particular, you'll be tested on:

  • Legal significance of the warrant
  • What each type of warrant allows
  • Requirements for a warrant

Skills Practiced

You'll use the following skills when taking this quiz:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as arrest and search warrants
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how police can use warrants
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to determine how warrants affect the public

Additional Learning

If you would like to find out more about this topic, pull up the lesson titled What is a Warrant? - Definition & Examples. This lesson details:

  • Who signs an arrest warrant
  • What an affidavit states
  • Examples of the ways warrants are used