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Criminal Procedure Quiz 2

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Criminal Procedure Quiz 2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A frisk is a pat-down of the outer clothing to find
    • A. 

      Controlled substances

    • B. 

      Evidence of any type of crime

    • C. 

      Identification materials

    • D. 

      Weapons

  • 2. 
    An officer receives an anonymous tip that a suspect is selling drugs on the street.  This is the only information the officer has.  The best course of action for the officer would be to immediately
    • A. 

      Locate and frisk the suspect

    • B. 

      Attempt to obtain a warrant

    • C. 

      Locate and arrest the suspect

    • D. 

      Attempt to corroborate the tip

  • 3. 
    A police officer approaches a suspect in a public place and asks if he or she is willing to answer some questions.  This action by the officer
    • A. 

      Is not a seizure

    • B. 

      Is the equivalent of a stop

    • C. 

      Is the equivalent of an arrest

    • D. 

      Must be justified by a warrant

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    An officer makes a valid stop for a non-violent offense.   Therefore the officer is automatically justified to conduct a frisk search.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following standards of proof is not required in any legal proceeding?
    • A. 

      Preponderance of the evidence

    • B. 

      Clear and convincing evidence

    • C. 

      Absolute certainty

    • D. 

      Proof beyond a reasonable doubt

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of the following can an officer use to establish probable cause.
    • A. 

      Trustworthy information

    • B. 

      Hearsay information

    • C. 

      Prior criminal record

    • D. 

      All of the above