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Chapter 6

STUDY
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Today, approximately _____ percent of all officers are racial "minorities."

A. 5
B. 15
C. 25
D. 35
C. 25
Which officers' style involves acting as problem solvers and is therefore well suited for community policing?

A. crime fighter
B. social agent
C. law enforcer
D. watchman
B. social agent
Which policing style utilizes the least amount of discretion?

A. crime fighter
B. social agent
C. law enforcer
D. watchman
C. law enforcer
Overall, about _____ out of 10 persons who had contact with police in 2005 felt the police acted properly.

A. 1
B. 3
C. 6
D. 9
D. 9
Which of the following is not commonly identified as a factor related to police shootings?

A. firearms availability in the community
B. administrative policies
C. social conflict
D. poverty levels
D. poverty levels
What is the term used to describe those that aggressively misuse police power for personal gain by demanding bribes, threatening legal action, or cooperating with criminals?

A. grass eaters
B. meat eaters
C. active criminality
D. selec tive enforcement or non-enforcement
B. meat eaters
When police routinely use excessive force against suspects, it is considered:

A. mooching
B. abuse of power
C. chiseling
D. grapping
abuse of power
True or False:
The higher the percentage of black officers on the police force, the higher the arrest rates for crimes such as assault.
True
True or False:
Factors such as the living and working environment of the officer often affect their discretion.
True
True or False:
Administrative policies have little or no impact on the level of police shootings.
False
True or False:
In the landmark case Tennessee v. Garner, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed deadly use of force by police.
False
True or False:
The Supreme Court has created a good faith exception to the exclusionary rule which indicates that evidence is admissable in court if the police officers acted in good faith by first obtaining court approval for their search, even if the warrant they received was deficient or faulty.
True