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Law Enforcement Review
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Interpersonal skills are abilities which
Enable effective interaction with others
Which two attitudes best display a command presence?
Authority and confidence
has improved the work done by law enforcement officers through office equipment and field devices.
Which of the following is NOT a general guideline for accessories in law enforcement?
Males can wear any kind of accessories
Which of the following explains why being bilingual is important in law enforcement?
To communicate with more diversified groups
Kim has been taking a lot of sick time. Which of the following is recommended to reduce the amount of sick time she takes?
Exercising and eating healthy to get in shape
Robert is doing a sweep of the house where he arrested a drug dealer. He does not have a warrant, but he saw an armed man inside the house. Why is this not a violation of the Fourth Amendment?
He has probable cause
What is the main difference between an EMT and a Paramedic?
EMTs provide basic first aid and paramedics have more advanced medical training
Kendall uses pepper spray on an uncooperative suspect. What level is this on the use-of-force continum
What was the main goal of early American city police?
What are the roles and responsibilities of a correctional officer
To supervise, protect and rehabilitate inmates
Your business partner begins doing business on the side and not sharing the profits with you. What is this behavior an example of?
How are law enforcement agencies organized?
Is it ethical for a law enforcement officer to keep an item which should have been entered into evidence?
Which term is used to describe communication about a case outside of the legal proceedings by one side of the case without the other side knowing?
Ex parte communication
What does attorney-client privilege mean?
Anything a client tells the attorney must remain confidential, unless it is regarding a future crim
The restriction setting the period of time allowed to elapse between the occurrence of an incident and the filing of a lawsuit or criminal prosecution is known as which of the following?
Statute of limitations
The pattern of behavior typical of a particular offender committing a specific crime is known as which of the following?
The procedure in which the prosecutor and defense attorney question potential jurors to pick a jury is known as which of the following?
A written, sworn statement is known as which of the following?
Tendency to relapse into criminal behavior is known as which of the following
Which systems are responsible for making decisions regarding fault and punishment?
Criminal intent is also known as which of the following?
Mala in se" means which of the following?
Bad in itself
An infraction may also be called which of the following?
Which type of crime is typically punishable by county jail time for one year or less?
Which of the following describes the most serious type of crimes
Which of the following accurately defines culpability?
Level of responsibility for a fault or wrongdoing
Which term is used to describe factors which favor the accused and make a lesser charge and/or sentence likely?
What are the two branches of congress?
House of Representatives and Senate
Case law provides the court system with which of the following?
Guidelines for interpreting and applying statutes and administrative rules
The person arguing on behalf of the government in a criminal case is known as which of the following?
Which of the following means the defendant accepts punishment without admitting guilt?
Pleading no contest
Which of the following is the term used to describe a claim or evidence to show the defendant could not have committed the crime based on when and where it occurred?
In what year was the U.S. Constitution written?
Which state refused to send representatives to the Constitutional Convention?
Which of the following accurately describes the preamble of the Constitution?
An introductory explanation of the Constitution, stating its purpose
What percentage of states must ratify an amendment for it to be added to the Constitution?
66 percent (two-thirds)
What year was the Bill of Rights added to the Constitution?
Where does the U.S. Constitution directly mention law enforcement?
It does not directly mention law enforcement
Which Amendment gives the states the powers to have their own constitutions?
Which of the following states officers must take an oath of office?
What is the burden of proof required in a civil court case?
Guilt by a preponderance of the evidence
Which type of courts may also be known as limited-jurisdiction courts?
Which step in the progression of a criminal case requires the government to demonstrate there is sufficient evidence to believe the defendant committed the crime in question?
Who goes first when presenting opening statements in a criminal trial?
Which Supreme Court case held that an officer may search a suspect to protect his or her own safety while investigating?
Terry v. Ohio (1968)
Which of the following describes the Supreme Court decision in Mapp v. Ohio (1961)?
Illegally obtained evidence cannot be admitted in a criminal trial
Which Supreme Court decision set a precedent forcing police officers to determine if a suspect is an active, violent threat before using deadly force?
Tennessee v. Garner (1985)
Which Supreme Court decision set a precedent allowing police to search a property without a warrant as long as the tenants, who are present, consent to the search at the time of the search?
Fernandez v. California (2014)
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