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Police Corruption And Misconduct

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Police Corruption And Misconduct

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  • 1. 
    The term baksheesh is an euphemism for
    • A. 

      Bibes

    • B. 

      Protection money

    • C. 

      Graft

    • D. 

      Rewards

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Ethical model

    • B. 

      Integrity model

    • C. 

      Utilitarian model

    • D. 

      Critical model

  • 3. 
    According to the text, citizens from which country report trusting their police more than any other professonal group
    • A. 

      The Danish

    • B. 

      Canadians

    • C. 

      The British

    • D. 

      The Finnish

  • 4. 
    the Knapp Commission coined the term "grass eaters" to refer to officers who did all of the following except
    • A. 

      Took offered bribes

    • B. 

      Took offered gratuities

    • C. 

      Picked up merchandise at a crime scene

    • D. 

      Accpeted protection money

  • 5. 
    The term grass eaters refers to
    • A. 

      Police officers in New York City who accpeted bribes, gratuities and protection money

    • B. 

      Police officers in Boston who accepted bribes, gratuities, and protection money

    • C. 

      Police officers in Los Angeles who "shopped" at a burglary scenes

    • D. 

      Police officers in Chicago who "shopped" at burglary scenes

  • 6. 
    The term meat eater refers to
    • A. 

      Police officers in Los Angeles who accepted bribes, gratuitites, and protection money

    • B. 

      Police officers in Boston who accepted bribes, gratuities, and protection money

    • C. 

      Police officers in New York City who "shopped" at burglary scenes

    • D. 

      Police officers in Chicago who "shopped" at burglary scenes

  • 7. 
    Barker and Carter proposed that police abuse of authority comes in all of the following areas except
    • A. 

      Physical abuse

    • B. 

      Psychological abuse

    • C. 

      Legal abuse

    • D. 

      Sexual abuse

  • 8. 
    According to Barker and Carter, disrespect, harassment, and ridicule are all examples of which of the following types of abuse
    • A. 

      Physical abuse

    • B. 

      Psychological abuse

    • C. 

      Legal abuse

    • D. 

      Sexual abuse

  • 9. 
    According to Barker and Carter, unlawful searches and seizures are examples of which of the following types of abuse
    • A. 

      Physical abuse

    • B. 

      Pyschological abuse

    • C. 

      Legal abuse

    • D. 

      Sexual abuse

  • 10. 
    Fyfe and Kane discuss three types of police misconduct including all of the following except
    • A. 

      Police crime

    • B. 

      Police corruption

    • C. 

      Abuse of power

    • D. 

      Abuse of authority

  • 11. 
    According to Fyfe and Kane, conduct-related probationary failure is
    • A. 

      The use of excessive force, psychological abuse, or discrimination

    • B. 

      All offences except those that are drug-related with the goal of profit

    • C. 

      Simple failure to meet expectations

    • D. 

      Violating one or more departmental rules

  • 12. 
    According to Fyfe and Kane, on-duty abuse is
    • A. 

      The use of excessive force, psychological abuse, or discrimination

    • B. 

      All offenses excpet those that are drug-related with the goal of profit

    • C. 

      Simple failure to meet expectaions

    • D. 

      Violating one or more departmental rules

  • 13. 
    items of value received by an individual because of his or her role or position rather than because of a personal relationship with the giver are called
    • A. 

      Freebies

    • B. 

      Gratuities

    • C. 

      Bribes

    • D. 

      Rewards

  • 14. 
    Kania believes that gratuities should be allowed because
    • A. 

      Officers don't make much money

    • B. 

      They cement social bonds

    • C. 

      They are in payment for special services

    • D. 

      They are without cost

  • 15. 
    The two major arguments against gratuities are the slippery slope argument and the
    • A. 

      Anti-utilitarian argument

    • B. 

      Blue erosion argument

    • C. 

      Unjust enrichment argument

    • D. 

      Anti-bribe argument

  • 16. 
    An important distinction between a gift and a gratuity is that a gift is
    • A. 

      Something clearly given with expectations of reciprocity

    • B. 

      Something clearly given with no string attached

    • C. 

      Something that can only be excahnged off duty

    • D. 

      Something that is recieved from someone recently arrested

  • 17. 
    The practice of not ticketing an officer who is stopped for speeding or for other driving violations is called
    • A. 

      Blue gratuity

    • B. 

      Professional gift

    • C. 

      Professional courtesy

    • D. 

      Blue graft

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not considered graft
    • A. 

      Bribes

    • B. 

      Protection money

    • C. 

      Taking merchandize from crime scene

    • D. 

      Rewards for referring certain bail bondsmen

  • 19. 
    in Barker and Carter's study, they found that up to what percent of police may have used drugs on duty
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      40

  • 20. 
    According to Carter, the elements of police work that can lead to drug use include all of the following except
    • A. 

      Exposure to criminal element

    • B. 

      Time spent in traffic patrol duties

    • C. 

      Relative freedom from supervision

    • D. 

      Uncontrolled availability

  • 21. 
    Graft is best defined as
    • A. 

      The explotation of one's role by utilizing excessive force while arresting someone

    • B. 

      The explotation of one's role by utilizing excessive force to obtain a confession

    • C. 

      The explotation of one's role by accpeting free coffee from convenience stores

    • D. 

      The explotation of one's role by accepting bribes or protection money

  • 22. 
    In studies of sexual harassment, what percent of female officers reported being victimized
    • A. 

      30%

    • B. 

      70%

    • C. 

      10%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 23. 
    The Buddy Boys operated in which city
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      L.A.

    • C. 

      Boston

    • D. 

      Detroit

  • 24. 
    According to the text, explanations of corruption include all of the following except
    • A. 

      Individual explanations

    • B. 

      Institutional explanations

    • C. 

      Sub-cultural explanations

    • D. 

      Systemic explanations

  • 25. 
    In his "corruption continuum", Trautman argues that organizations create unethical employees through several steps. Which of the following is not one of three steps
    • A. 

      Ignoring obvious ethical problems

    • B. 

      Perceives sense of victimization

    • C. 

      Survival of the fittest

    • D. 

      Hypocrisy and fear-dominated culture

  • 26. 
    Research on excessive force finds that
    • A. 

      It is a widespread problem

    • B. 

      It seems to be an activity that is disproportionally engaged in by a small number

    • C. 

      It is increasing

    • D. 

      It is particularly a problem in the south

  • 27. 
    The "bad bushel" explanation is which type of explanation for police deviance
    • A. 

      Societal

    • B. 

      Organizational

    • C. 

      Individual

    • D. 

      Philiosophical

  • 28. 
    Lack of background checks, poor internal discipline procedures, and poor supervision are all examples of what type of explanations for police deviance
    • A. 

      Societal

    • B. 

      Organizational

    • C. 

      Individual

    • D. 

      Philiosophical

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