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  • 1. 
    crime control is an approach that is consistent with the following except
    • A. 

      Criminals are the enemy

    • B. 

      Police officers are soldiers in a war

    • C. 

      Police officers serve all the people

    • D. 

      Efficiency is a top priority

  • 2. 
    The crime control and due process models were developed by
    • A. 

      Carl Klockars

    • B. 

      Herbert Packer

    • C. 

      Lawrence Sherman

    • D. 

      John Crank

  • 3. 
    According to Packer, which of the following is one of the principles under which the crime control model operates
    • A. 

      Efficiency is a top priority

    • B. 

      Protection of process is as important as protection of innocents

    • C. 

      A conveyor belt is the model for the system

    • D. 

      The coervice power of the state is always subject to abuse

  • 4. 
    According to Packer, which of the following is one of the princples under which the due process model operates
    • A. 

      Efficiency is a top priority

    • B. 

      There is a presumtion of guilt

    • C. 

      Protection of process is as important as protection of innocents

    • D. 

      Emphasis is on speed and finality

  • 5. 
    the public servant model of policing invludes all of the following except
    • A. 

      Criminals are not a distinct group

    • B. 

      Police have a limited ability to control crime

    • C. 

      Protection of the process of justice is as important as crime control

    • D. 

      Police are not public servants of those who commit crime

  • 6. 
    The first era of polce professionalism began in the
    • A. 

      1920s

    • B. 

      1930s

    • C. 

      1960s

    • D. 

      1980s

  • 7. 
    In relation to community policing and ethics, all of the following is true except
    • A. 

      Community policing ethical issues arise from the closer relationship formes with community members

    • B. 

      There is evidence that there is more corruption in community policing models than with traditional law enforcement

    • C. 

      Community policing reduces cynicism and burnout which may reduce corruption

    • D. 

      Community policing may increase the potential for gratuities

  • 8. 
    A model of law enforcement that creates partnerships witht the community and addresses underlying problems rather than simply enforcing then law is referred to as
    • A. 

      Crime control policing

    • B. 

      Proactive policing

    • C. 

      Traditional policing

    • D. 

      Community policing

  • 9. 
    Harris "preventive policing" model includes
    • A. 

      The concepts of community policing, problem-oriented policing, and accountability mechanisms

    • B. 

      The concepts of community policy and the practices of crim control policing

    • C. 

      The concepts of problem-oriented policing, and counter-terrorism efforts

    • D. 

      The concpets of accountability mechanisms and counter-terrorism efforts

  • 10. 
    Authority is defined as
    • A. 

      The right to inherent a role to use any means to overcome resistance

    • B. 

      The use of signs and symbols to induce compliance

    • C. 

      The use of words and arguments ro induce compliance

    • D. 

      The unquestionable entitlement to be obeyed that comes from fulfilling a specific role

  • 11. 
    Power is defined as
    • A. 

      The right to inherent in a role to use any means to overcome resistance

    • B. 

      The use of signs and symbols to induce compliance

    • C. 

      The use of words and arguements to induce compliance

    • D. 

      The unquestionable entitlement to be obeyes that come from fulfilling a specific role

  • 12. 
    Persuasion is defined as
    • A. 

      The right to inherent in a role to use any means to overcome resistance

    • B. 

      The use of signs, symbols, words, and arguments to induce compliance

    • C. 

      The use of force and coercion to get one's way

    • D. 

      The unquestionable entitlements to be obeyed that come from fulfilling a specific role

  • 13. 
    Force is defined as
    • A. 

      The right to inherent in a role to use any means to overcome resistance

    • B. 

      The use of signs, symbols, words, and arguments to induce compliance

    • C. 

      The use of physical coercion to overcome the will of the individual

    • D. 

      The unquestionable entitlements to be obeyed that come from fulfilling a specific role

  • 14. 
    According to Klockars, what are the four elements of police power
    • A. 

      Power, persuasion, threat, and force

    • B. 

      Power, persuasion, force, and authority

    • C. 

      Authority, threat, force, persuasion

    • D. 

      Force, coercion, persuasion, and authority

  • 15. 
    Cohen and felbert include all the following as ethical standards derived from the social contract except
    • A. 

      Safety and sercurity

    • B. 

      Intergrity

    • C. 

      Fair access

    • D. 

      Teamwork

  • 16. 
    Cohen and felberg proposed five ethical standards that can be derived from the social contract between society and the individuals. which of the following is not one of these standards
    • A. 

      Teamwork

    • B. 

      Objectivity

    • C. 

      Equality

    • D. 

      Fair access

  • 17. 
    cohen and feldberg propose five ethical standards that can be derived from the social contract, which of the following is not one of these five principles
    • A. 

      Fair access

    • B. 

      Punishment

    • C. 

      Teamwork

    • D. 

      Decentralization

  • 18. 
    Wilson described types of police as including all except
    • A. 

      Legalistic

    • B. 

      Service

    • C. 

      Watchman

    • D. 

      Caretaker

  • 19. 
    Wilsons typology of police styles includes all of the following except
    • A. 

      The caretaker

    • B. 

      The old-style crime fighter

    • C. 

      The clean-beat officer

    • D. 

      The server

  • 20. 
    Muir's typology of police styles includes
    • A. 

      The caretaker

    • B. 

      The old-style fighter

    • C. 

      The enforcer

    • D. 

      The watchman

  • 21. 
    In Muir's typology of police styles, the professional
    • A. 

      Used coercion exclusively

    • B. 

      Avoided situations where they might be challenged

    • C. 

      Blanaced coercion with compassion

    • D. 

      Has citizens solve problems and made deals to keep the peace

  • 22. 
    in Brown's typology of police styles, the old-style crime fighters
    • A. 

      Are concerned only with action that might be considered crime control

    • B. 

      Avoided situations where they might be challenged

    • C. 

      Balanced coercion with compassion

    • D. 

      Had citizens solve problems and made deals to keep the peace

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Used coercion exclusively

    • B. 

      Avoided situations where they might be challenged

    • C. 

      Balanced coercion with compassion

    • D. 

      Had citizens solve problems and made deal to keep the peace

  • 24. 
    in Brown's typology of police styles, which type of officer emphasizes public order and peace officer tasks
    • A. 

      The professional-style officer

    • B. 

      The service-style officer

    • C. 

      The clean-beat officer

    • D. 

      The old-style crime fighter

  • 25. 
    The four major themes of formal ethical codes for law enforcement include all except
    • A. 

      Fairness

    • B. 

      Personal conduct

    • C. 

      Service

    • D. 

      Integrity

  • 26. 
    The informal values of police have been said to include which of the following
    • A. 

      Cynicism

    • B. 

      Loyalty

    • C. 

      Force

    • D. 

      All of these are informal values of police

  • 27. 
    Another name for the code of silence or the practice of police officer to remain silent when fellow officers commit unethical actions is
    • A. 

      The blue wall

    • B. 

      The blue curtain of secrecy

    • C. 

      The green wall of scilence

    • D. 

      The blue code

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Integrated loyalty

    • B. 

      Personal loyalty

    • C. 

      Institutional loyalty

    • D. 

      Fragmented loyalty

  • 29. 
    Which of the following statements about police subculture is false
    • A. 

      Increasing diversity of police recruits has eliminated the social homegeneity of the workforce

    • B. 

      Civil litigation has increased the risk of covering for another officer

    • C. 

      Decreasing crime rates have prevented new hires

    • D. 

      Police unions have contributed to the weakening of the police subculture

  • 30. 
    The law enforcement approach first implemented when Willian Bratton was police chief in the New York City in the 1990s is called
    • A. 

      Community policing

    • B. 

      "safe for tourists" zones

    • C. 

      Zero-tolerance policy

    • D. 

      Blue wall of integrity

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