The Arrest Process: Definition & Steps


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

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1. Excessive force is defined as _____.

2. 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.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The arrest process is complex and these study materials will help check your understanding of it. You will be quizzed on specific terms and situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of the following:

  • What an arrest must be based on
  • An official document from a judge that authorizes an arrest
  • Excessive force
  • Step in the arrest process where a suspect is brought in within a few days of arrest to be informed of charges

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information about the arrest process from the lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding when arrests occur and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding excessive force

Additional Learning

To learn more about the arrest process, review the lesson called The Arrest Process: Definition & Steps. The lesson has the following objectives:

  • Define what constitutes an arrest
  • Discuss the different situations in which an arrest can occur
  • Understand the role of probable cause and an arrest warrant