BRC 104 - Criminal Investigations Part 3 (325-343)

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This test encompasses all material from page 325 (PURSUING LEADS) to 343 (COURT PROCEDURES). It consists of 31 questions. 80% is a passing score. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The preliminary investigation focuses on......
    • A. 

      Pursuing Leads and following agency policy.

    • B. 

      Making an arrest

    • C. 

      Re-enacting the crime scene

    • D. 

      Establishing whether a crime was committed, and if so, what type.

  • 2. 
    The first steps in a follow-up investigation are....1. ________2. Reviewing information gathered during the preliminary investigation3. Pursuing leads
    • A. 

      Presenting material to the State Attorney

    • B. 

      Contacting the Crime Scene Investigators

    • C. 

      Keeping the Supervisor informed

    • D. 

      Establishing a case file

  • 3. 
    If an officer finds that he or she is missing a report or document from the preliminary investigation, he or she should......
    • A. 

      Contact the agency's records section

    • B. 

      Terminate the case

    • C. 

      Contact a supervisor

    • D. 

      Follow up on other leads

  • 4. 
    The ______ is the repository of all information derived from both the preliminary investigation and the follow-up investigation
    • A. 

      Arrest affidavit

    • B. 

      Charging document

    • C. 

      Investigative case file

    • D. 

      Court proceeding

  • 5. 
    ______ is a door-to-door inquiry of all possible sources of information for a given area.
    • A. 

      Canvassing

    • B. 

      Investigative Services

    • C. 

      Spot Check

    • D. 

      Line plotting

  • 6. 
    MO is the abbreviation for _________, and means ___________.
    • A. 

      Modus Operandi, mode of operation

    • B. 

      Modus Operandi, method of obtaining

    • C. 

      Modi Operandus, mode of operation

    • D. 

      Modi Operandi, mode of operation

  • 7. 
    ______ is a computerized logging system in which every event reported and every instruction given by dispatch is recorded chronologically by date and time.
    • A. 

      Computerized Aided Dispatch (CAD)

    • B. 

      FCIC/NCIC

    • C. 

      DAVID

    • D. 

      CJNet

  • 8. 
    For THIS TEST ONLY, where is the NCIC headquarters located?
    • A. 

      Washington, DC

    • B. 

      New York, NY

    • C. 

      North Miami Beach, FL

    • D. 

      Williamsburg, VA

  • 9. 
    _____ is based in Phoenix, Arizona, and supports inquiries into out-of-state motor vehicle data files, Canadian criminal histories, weather information, etc....
    • A. 

      DOPPLER

    • B. 

      DAVID

    • C. 

      NLETS

    • D. 

      HAZMAT/PROG

  • 10. 
    _____ lists complete driver histories, vehicle histories, license pictures, and driver's license signatures.
    • A. 

      FCIC

    • B. 

      DAVID

    • C. 

      NLETS

    • D. 

      FALCON

  • 11. 
    ____ are people who furnish police with information about crimes, either from a sense of civic duty or in the expectation of some personal benefit or advantage.
    • A. 

      Crime Scene Witnesses

    • B. 

      Law Enforcement wannabes

    • C. 

      Gratuity complaints

    • D. 

      Informants

  • 12. 
    True or False: Officers are required by law to attend the first appearance
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The motion to suppress evidence must be made....
    • A. 

      Before the defense attorney presents the defendant's defense

    • B. 

      In front of a jury

    • C. 

      After the defense attorney presents the defendant's defense

    • D. 

      During the trial

  • 14. 
    A ______ is an official court proceeding in which sworn testimony regarding the facts of the case if provided to one of the attorneys prior to trial
    • A. 

      First Appearance

    • B. 

      Trial

    • C. 

      Mittimus

    • D. 

      Deposition

  • 15. 
    If asked an improper question, the officer may answer:
    • A. 

      "Please certify the question"

    • B. 

      "Objection"

    • C. 

      "Arrest the defense"

    • D. 

      "The defense rests"

  • 16. 
    What is the purpose of the pretrial meeting?
    • A. 

      Determine bail for the defendant

    • B. 

      Give the state attorney an opportunity to clarify facts and review inconsistencies

    • C. 

      Give the defense attorney an opportunity to supress the trial and/or dismiss evidence

    • D. 

      Determine the defendant's sentence if convicted

  • 17. 
    A _____ is the examination of facts and related law presided over by a judge or magistrate
    • A. 

      Pretrial meeting

    • B. 

      Sentencing hearing

    • C. 

      Disposition

    • D. 

      Trial

  • 18. 
    Which of the following statements is true regarding testimony?
    • A. 

      Testimony is classified as physical evidence if the officer is in the courtroom

    • B. 

      An officer can read his or her entire report and use that as his or her statement

    • C. 

      An officer's report should only be used to find specific details. Other than that, the officer should be able to testify from memory

    • D. 

      Officers are supposed to relinquish all personal information when ordered to by an attorney

  • 19. 
    When a statement is made and is not recorded, the statement is made....
    • A. 

      Off the record

    • B. 

      In good faith

    • C. 

      With good intentions

    • D. 

      Admissible in court

  • 20. 
    When somebody makes an objection, one of two things can happen. The judge can overrrule it, or the judge can _______ it
    • A. 

      Doublerule

    • B. 

      Abstain

    • C. 

      Sustain

    • D. 

      Refrain

  • 21. 
    The rule of sequestration states that...
    • A. 

      All unruly participants will be held in "contempt of court"

    • B. 

      There must be a penalty for a violation of courtroom law

    • C. 

      No evidence shall be excluded if collected with good intentions

    • D. 

      When the rule is in effect, the officer is not allowed to remain in the courtroom while the witness gives testimony