Trivia Quiz On Crime Scene Investigation By Anthony E. Zuiker!

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Crime Scene Investigation Quizzes & Trivia

Crime Scene Investigation, also known as CSI, is a crime drama forensics TV series, written by Anthony E. Zuiker which used to run 15 seasons. The first-star cast of this popular TV series included William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Liev Schreiber, Ted Danson, Laurence Fishburne, Elisabeth Shue, and Jorja Fox. Later, this series came to end with a feature-length finale named "Immortality". Take this quiz to test your knowledge about Crime Scene Investigations. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    _____ occurs when an officer makes detailed and systematic inquiries or observations.
    • A. 

      Inquiry

    • B. 

      Investigation

    • C. 

      Epiphany

    • D. 

      Evidence

  • 2. 
    Which of these is NOT a safety concern when dealing with a crime scene?
    • A. 

      Number of entrances and exits to the scene

    • B. 

      The suspect's location

    • C. 

      The mood of bystanders around the scene

    • D. 

      Physical size of the scene

    • E. 

      All of the above are dangers

  • 3. 
    True or False: It is possible to have too many officers at a crime scene.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The size of the crime scene depends on the type of crime, the location of the evidence, and........
    • A. 

      Type of evidence

    • B. 

      Location of the suspect

    • C. 

      Climate of the crime scene

    • D. 

      # of officers in a crime scene

  • 5. 
    True or False: Overestimating the area of a crime scene is better than underestimating the area of a crime scene.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    ______ is the person who has been harmed by a crime.
    • A. 

      Complainant

    • B. 

      Victim

    • C. 

      Witness

    • D. 

      Suspect

  • 7. 
    ____ is the person who alleges that a crime has been committed.
    • A. 

      Complainant

    • B. 

      Victim

    • C. 

      Witness

    • D. 

      Suspect

  • 8. 
    _____ is the person who has information regarding a crime.
    • A. 

      Complainant

    • B. 

      Victim

    • C. 

      Witness

    • D. 

      Suspect

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT a reason to keep witnesses separate?
    • A. 

      They are easier to search when apart

    • B. 

      They cannot corroborate a story

    • C. 

      None of the witnesses can be intimidated

    • D. 

      The integrity of each witnesses's statement is maintained.

  • 10. 
    There are 4 types of witnesses. There is Hostile, Reluctant, Cooperative, and......
    • A. 

      Unreliable

    • B. 

      Confidential

    • C. 

      Unknowing

    • D. 

      Ulterior motive

  • 11. 
    True or False: If a victim or witness is uninjured, the officer should ask fundamental questions such as, "Who hit you?"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    When dealing with injuries, what should the officer do?
    • A. 

      Photograph all injuries with a scale

    • B. 

      Document the size, type, and location of injuries

    • C. 

      Make sure the injuries match the victim's account of the incident

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      State the type of camera that he/she used

    • B. 

      Have an officer of the same gender as the officer accompany the photographer

    • C. 

      Have an officer of the same gender as the victim accompany the photographer

    • D. 

      Have a supervisor, regardless of gender, observe the photographer while taking photos.

  • 14. 
    ______ is anything that tends to prove or disprove an alleged fact.
    • A. 

      Evidence

    • B. 

      Testimonial Evidence

    • C. 

      Physical Evidence

    • D. 

      Hearsay

  • 15. 
    _____ consists of objects or things that can be used to prove or disprove an alleged fact.
    • A. 

      Evidence

    • B. 

      Testimonial Evidence

    • C. 

      Physical Evidence

    • D. 

      Relative Evidence

  • 16. 
    True or False: Testimonial evidence is generally more reliable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    _____ belongs to an individual and is not open to the public. An officer must get a search warrant if it is involved in a crime scene.
    • A. 

      Private Property

    • B. 

      Public Property

    • C. 

      Public Property w/limited access

    • D. 

      Custodial Property

  • 18. 
    True or False: There is a 4th Amendment exception in regard to searching for crime scenes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Once the nature of the scene and the ____________ being investigated are determined, an officer can decide how best to protect the scene.
    • A. 

      Size of the scene

    • B. 

      Location of the scene

    • C. 

      Location of the crime

    • D. 

      Type of crime

  • 20. 
    If somebody enters your crime scene who is not supposed to be there, the first thing you do is...
    • A. 

      Arrest that person for Trespassing

    • B. 

      Arrest that person for Tampering with Evidence

    • C. 

      Verbally instruct them to move behind the crime scene tape

    • D. 

      Tell them to sign the crime scene log and not to touch anything.

  • 21. 
    If evidence (regardless of type) is contaminated in any way, the officer......
    • A. 

      Must destroy it

    • B. 

      Must document it

    • C. 

      Must uncontaminate it

    • D. 

      Must bring it to a supervisor

  • 22. 
    The 3 basic things that must be included in a crime scene log are.....
    • A. 

      Name, Rank, Agency

    • B. 

      Name, Time, Purpose

    • C. 

      Name, Agency, Time

    • D. 

      Name, Rank, Purpose

  • 23. 
    Who said that "Every contact leaves a trace"?
    • A. 

      Sir Walter Kronkite

    • B. 

      Sir Edward Lockhart

    • C. 

      Dr. Denis Leary

    • D. 

      Dr. Edmund Locard

  • 24. 
    This type of search pattern is often used indoors. It is the most methodical and thorough and can be described as an overlapping series of lanes in a "cross" pattern.
    • A. 

      Spiral

    • B. 

      Strip/Line

    • C. 

      Grid

    • D. 

      Pie/Wheel

    • E. 

      Zone/Quadrant

  • 25. 
    This type of search pattern is for extremely large areas and splits the area into pie-shaped sections that are individually searched using the Strip/Line method.
    • A. 

      Spiral

    • B. 

      Strip/Line

    • C. 

      Grid

    • D. 

      Pie/Wheel

    • E. 

      Zone/Quadrant