Db Ch6

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  • 1. 
    Which is true regarding police interviews?
    • A. 

      The tone of a police interview should be formal but somewhat relaxed

    • B. 

      The most successful interviews are conducted in a special room at the police department

    • C. 

      When a husband and a wife are both subjects of the interview, they should be interviewed together

    • D. 

      Friendly conversation should be held to a minimum during a police interview or avoided all together

  • 2. 
    Which parties are typically subjects of police interviews?
    • A. 

      Victims

    • B. 

      Suspects

    • C. 

      Informants

    • D. 

      Witnesses

  • 3. 
    In preparing questions in advance of an interview, which kind of questions should be relied on the most?
    • A. 

      Leading questions

    • B. 

      Hypothetical questions

    • C. 

      Open-ended questions

    • D. 

      Closed-ended questions

  • 4. 
    Which procedures are recommended for officers to follow as they conduct an interview?
    • A. 

      Start immediately with a businesslike question, such as, "How long have you known Mr, Brown?"

    • B. 

      Allow the subject to wander off the main point from time to time so he will feel the officer is not in control of the situation

    • C. 

      Take only brief notes during the interview itself, such as names, addresses, and key phrases

    • D. 

      Conclude the conversation with about five minutes of social chitchat so as to alleviate the discomfort of the subject

  • 5. 
    What is the best location to question a NEW informant?
    • A. 

      The informant's house

    • B. 

      A motel room

    • C. 

      The police department

    • D. 

      A local restaurant

  • 6. 
    If a confession was rules inadmissable by a court of law because someone had been deprived of food and water for many hours before confessing, their treatment would be best described as _______
    • A. 

      Duress

    • B. 

      Coercion

    • C. 

      Constraint

    • D. 

      Intimidation

  • 7. 
    Depriving suspects of food, water, or sleep in order to force a confession is a violation of which amendment?
    • A. 

      Fourth

    • B. 

      Fifth

    • C. 

      Sixth

    • D. 

      Fourteenth

  • 8. 
    Which case dealt with the issue of unnecessary delay in making arraignments?
    • A. 

      Ashcraft v. Tennessee

    • B. 

      Mallory v. United States

    • C. 

      Escobedo v. Illinois

    • D. 

      Rhode Island v. Innis

  • 9. 
    Which factors are used to interpret the accuracy of a polygraph exam?
    • A. 

      Validity

    • B. 

      Suitability

    • C. 

      Reliability

    • D. 

      Accuracy

  • 10. 
    Which combination of traits will most accurately predict that a suspect is telling the truth?
    • A. 

      Pupils fully dialated, eyebrows squeezed together

    • B. 

      Head tilted, hand on chin, eyebrows raised

    • C. 

      Rapid eye blinking, chin jutting forward

    • D. 

      Chin on chest, closed eyes, stuttering

  • 11. 
    A confession is the most important piece of evidence in the prosecution's case against a defendant
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Miranda warning applies only to custodial interrogations, not when the suspect is free to leave
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Interrogations must be conducted in a private setting
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A suspect says to a police interrogator, "Did I kill him? What if I did? You have no proof." His comments are an admission of guilt but not a confession
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A written statement of confession should contain all of the crimes committed simultaneously by a suspect
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A face-saving approach during an interrogation has the officer making several comments that downplay the suspect's own involvement in the crime
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    An interview should precede every interrogation. Information can be gained to prepare themes or arguments to use during interrogations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    An interview is nonaccusatory and an interrogation is accusatory
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    It is during the ___________ of the interview that the investigator's personality will be tested rigorously
    • A. 

      Preliminary phase

    • B. 

      Opening

    • C. 

      Closing

    • D. 

      Introduction

    • E. 

      Questioning phase

  • 20. 
    It is the job of the interviewer to listen closely and evaluate not just what is being said but ____ it is being said
    • A. 

      How

    • B. 

      Why

    • C. 

      When

    • D. 

      Where

  • 21. 
    _______ is defined as the use, or threat of use, of illegal physical methods to induce a suspect to make an admission or confession. Found to be a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment in the case of Brown v. Mississippi (1936)
    • A. 

      Coercion

    • B. 

      Duress

    • C. 

      Constraint

    • D. 

      Intimidation

  • 22. 
    Fear tactics that include direct threats, intimidation, or actual physical abuse have been known to corece suspects into falsely confessing guilt of a crime. According to Richard Conti, such confessions are referred to as ___________
    • A. 

      Coerced-compliant confessions

    • B. 

      Duress-induced confessions

    • C. 

      Coerced internalization

    • D. 

      Coercive tactics confessions

  • 23. 
    A technique known as ________ is the exaggeration of evidence available, telling the person that the interrogator knows he or she is guilty or stressing the consequences of the crime
    • A. 

      Maximization

    • B. 

      Internalization

    • C. 

      Exaggerated knowledge

    • D. 

      Minimization

  • 24. 
    The maximization technique can sometimes lead to false confessions. It occurs mostly in highly suggestible and confused suspects who actually begin to believe they are guilty of a crime they didnt commit. This is called _________
    • A. 

      Coerced internalization

    • B. 

      Coerced-compliant confessions

    • C. 

      Maximized-compliant confessions

    • D. 

      Psychological pressures

  • 25. 
    An officer making an arrest must take the accused, without necessary delay, before the nearest available magistrate and an official complaint must be filed without delay. This decision is based on the due process clause of the _______ Amendment
    • A. 

      Fourth

    • B. 

      Fifth

    • C. 

      Sixth

    • D. 

      Fourteenth

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