Chapter 8: Criminal Investigations

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Criminal Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    A proceeding in which a sworn testimony regarding the facts of a case are provied to either a defense attorney or prosecutor prior to a trial is known as:
    • A. 

      A sworn affidavit

    • B. 

      A deposition

    • C. 

      A grand jury testimony

    • D. 

      A pretrial testimony

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements is most accurate regarding sex crimes.
    • A. 

      A lewd or lacivious assualt involves engaging in sexual activity with a person 12 years of age or older but less that 16 years of age.

    • B. 

      Lewd or lascivious molestation occurs when a person unintentionally touches another person in a lewd or lacscvious manner.

    • C. 

      A lewd or lacivious battery involves engaging in sexual activity with a person 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age.

    • D. 

      A person who touches another person in any manner is guilty of a lewd and lascivious act which is punishable under sexual violence as defined in Florida Statute 784.046(c).

  • 3. 
    When determining the primary aggressor in a domestic violence incident an officer should do the following.
    • A. 

      Arrest any person who acted reasonably to protect or defend him or herself of another family or household member from domestic violence.

    • B. 

      Evaluate each party's statements separetely to determine whether there is proable cause for an arrest this can be done by analyzing the totality of the circumstances of the incident.

    • C. 

      Compare notes with the back-up officer and make a determination on who should be arrested.

    • D. 

      Ask politely at the incident who started the dispute and arrest that person at the scene.

  • 4. 
    When an officer learns of a case of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a disabled adult or elderly person, the criminal conduct becomes a:
    • A. 

      Private family matter, and not merely a public concern.

    • B. 

      Victimless crime and should be reported to DCF.

    • C. 

      Felony punishable under F.S. 415.105.

    • D. 

      Public concern, not merely a private family matter.

  • 5. 
    A __________ occurs when a suspect takes property from a person by using force, violence, or assualt, or by putting a victim in fear, with the intent to permanently or temporarily deprive the victim of his or her right to the property.
    • A. 

      Armed Battery

    • B. 

      Aggravated assualt

    • C. 

      Robbery

    • D. 

      Armed Burglary

  • 6. 
    Officer Castle is on routine patrol and happens upon the First Church of Worship where he notices a group of juveniles maliciously damaging the stain glass windows of the church. The owner of the church states that the total damage to the church is over a thousand dollars. Officer Castle arrest the juveniles and states they will be charged with _____________ and that the crime they commited is a _____________ due to the amount of damage.
    • A. 

      Criminal mischief, second degree felony.

    • B. 

      Breach of the peace, second degree misdemeanor.

    • C. 

      Criminal mischief, third degree felony.

    • D. 

      Crimes against an religous establishment, first degree felony.

  • 7. 
    Types of evidence that may be present at a human trafficking crime scene include all the following except:
    • A. 

      Humans

    • B. 

      Legal or fradulent identification

    • C. 

      Endangered animals

    • D. 

      Pay stubs

  • 8. 
    The United States State Department estimates that every year _______ to __________ people are trafficked worldwide.
    • A. 

      1, 2

    • B. 

      800,000, 2 million

    • C. 

      1.5 million, 3.5 million

    • D. 

      100,000 to 1 million

  • 9. 
    To activate the Florida AMBER plan five conditions must exist, which of the following is not one of the conditions:
    • A. 

      The child must be under 18 years of age.

    • B. 

      A clear indication of abduction is not required.

    • C. 

      The law enforcement agency's investigation must conclude that the child's life is in danger.

    • D. 

      There must be a detailed description of child and/or abductor/vehicle to broadcast to the public.

  • 10. 
    The difference between the preliminary investigation and the follow-up investigation is:
    • A. 

      The preliminary investigation gathers information subsequent to the initial report to establish a case, whereas the follow-up investigation focuses on establishing whether a criminal act has been committed and what type.

    • B. 

      There is no difference.

    • C. 

      The preliminary investigation focuses on establishing whether a criminal act has been committed and what type, whereas the follow-up investigaiton gathers information subsequent to the initial reprot to establish a case.

    • D. 

      The preliminary investigation occurs after the follow-up investigaiton.

  • 11. 
    An operator of an establishment and a law enforcement officer can be held criminally and civilly liable for false arrest, false imprisonment, or unlawful detention.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    _____________ is altering, or counterfeiting a public record, certificate, legal document, bill of exchange or promissory not with the intent to injure or defraud someone. ____________ is knowingly exhibiting or publishing a document to someone or attempting to cash a check by signifying that the check and the endorsement is real.
    • A. 

      Uttering & Forgery

    • B. 

      Embezzlement & Fraud

    • C. 

      Fraud & Embezzlement

    • D. 

      Forgery & Uttering

  • 13. 
    The Fire Chief at Station #29 notifies Law Enforcement that a mother has just dropped off a newborn infant at his fire station. What actions can a Law Enforcement Officer take upon arriving at the fire station? 
    • A. 

      Arrest the mother for child neglect.

    • B. 

      Congratulate the Fire Chief on the arrival of his new kid.

    • C. 

      No action can be taken against the mother since a parent neither commits child neglect if he or she leaves a newborn infant at a fire station.

    • D. 

      Initiate a criminal investigation because the mother has left the newborn.

  • 14. 
    According to F.S. 406.11 when a person dies in Florida by criminal violence, accident, suicide, or through any suspicious or unusual circumstance the ____________ must ne notified.
    • A. 

      Homicide Investigator

    • B. 

      Coroner

    • C. 

      Sheriff of the County in which the death occured.

    • D. 

      Medical Examiner

  • 15. 
    Types of Vice Crimes an officer may find him or herself involved include all except:
    • A. 

      Gambling

    • B. 

      Child Pornography

    • C. 

      Sexual Battery

    • D. 

      Prostitution

  • 16. 
    When a victim of a crime become empathic to thier captors they are said to suffer from:
    • A. 

      The Andromeda Strain

    • B. 

      Stockholm Syndrome

    • C. 

      Patty Hurst Syndrome

    • D. 

      Asperger Syndrome

  • 17. 
    Which of the following statement in regards to responding to a hate crime is most accurate.
    • A. 

      Appropriate response to the victim of a hate crime allows perpetrators to realize that what was done will not be tolerated.

    • B. 

      Only officers of the same national origin, race, or sexual orientation should respond to victims of a hate crime.

    • C. 

      Officers should listen attentively to victims, but under no circumstances should victims be allowed to vent.

    • D. 

      Victims of hate crimes should be questioned sensitively with the officer remaining discrete about requesting answers from distraught victims.

  • 18. 
    __________ maintains that whoever, without lawful authority, knowingly or recklessly takes or entices any child under the age of 18 years from the custody of its parent, guardian, or other lawful custodian, is guilty of a _______ _______ felony.
    • A. 

      Kidnapping, first, degree

    • B. 

      Interference with custody, third degree

    • C. 

      False Imprisonment, second degree

    • D. 

      Interference with custody, second degree

  • 19. 
    Which of the following statements in regards to Sudden Death Infant Syndrome (SIDS) is most accurate:
    • A. 

      SIDS, unlike SUID causes, is a diagnosis of exclusion. If there is a determined cause of death, it is not a SIDS incident.

    • B. 

      A greater number of females infants die from SIDS (3-to-2 ratio) than do males.

    • C. 

      Infants that die from SIDS are often unheathly and suffer from mild lower respiratory infection.

    • D. 

      SUIDS, unlike SIDS causes, is a diagnosis of exclusion. If there is a detemined cause of death, it is a SIDS incident.

  • 20. 
    The criteria for an Injunction for Protection Against Dating Violence include all the following except:
    • A. 

      The dating relationship should have existed within the past six months.

    • B. 

      The frequency and type of interaction between the parties involved in the relationship does not have to include that the persons have been involved over time.

    • C. 

      The expectation of affection or sexual involvement between the parties characterized the nature of the relationship.

    • D. 

      Persons would have to have a continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.

  • 21. 
    The primary responsibility of an officer after the arrival of fire personnel is to:
    • A. 

      Notify dispatch

    • B. 

      Evacuate occupants of dwellings when possible.

    • C. 

      Assist fire personnel

    • D. 

      Maintain crowd control

  • 22. 
    __________ is the examination of facts and related law presided over by a judge or other magistrate, who has the authority or jurisdicaiton to hear the matter.
    • A. 

      Pre-trial hearing

    • B. 

      Deposition

    • C. 

      Grand Jury hearing

    • D. 

      Trial

  • 23. 
    Which of the following are the different kinds of categories of burglars.
    • A. 

      Professional, Vandals, Opportunistic, Memento driven

    • B. 

      Gang related, Serial, Impulsive, Other burglars

    • C. 

      Professional, Juvenile, Drug addicts, and impulse.

    • D. 

      Juvenile, Organized, Drug addict, Impulsive

  • 24. 
    According to Florida Law, the first appearance hearing must occur within ________ hours of arrest.
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      72

    • C. 

      36

    • D. 

      24

  • 25. 
    A young child has recently been kidnapped at the Stone Creek neighborhood. Law Enforcement Officer respond to the scene and begin to conduct a door-to-door inquiry for any information about the missing child and about the area. This technique of policing is known as:
    • A. 

      Surveilence

    • B. 

      Investigating

    • C. 

      Canvassing

    • D. 

      Following leads

  • 26. 
    ______________ are persons who furnish police with information about crimes, either from a sense of civic duty or in the expectation of some personal benefit or advantage, and _________ is any person with whom an officer has contact with while on patrol.
    • A. 

      Informants & Field Contact

    • B. 

      Witnesses & Informant

    • C. 

      Field Contacts & Informant

    • D. 

      Concerned citizens & Feild Contact.

  • 27. 
    Victimless Crimes are all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Prosititution

    • B. 

      Gambling

    • C. 

      Drug related homicides

    • D. 

      Pornography

  • 28. 
    Detective Banner has been working missing children investigations for a number of years. He recently received a call concerning a 12 year old girl who has runaway from home for the fourth time. Detective Banner has a number of abducted children cases to deal with. What would be the appropriate action for Detective Banner to take in this situation.
    • A. 

      The Detective should focus on the abducted children cases as they have priority.

    • B. 

      Inform the parents of the 12 year old runaway to file a missing person's report after 24 hours and then attempt to solve the case.

    • C. 

      Detective Banner should place the same effort in locating and recovering the 12 year old girl as any other child from his cases.

    • D. 

      Due to a recent amendment in federal law, agencies do not need to take reports immediately on any missing children under the age of 18, including runaways.

  • 29. 
    When notifying next of kin and or relatives about the death of a loved one, officers should:  
    • A. 

      Notify next of kin via telephone to avoid a confrontational situation.

    • B. 

      Not answer any question concerning the deceased person's location and the circumstances surronding the death.

    • C. 

      Attempt to identified the location of relatives, and go to the location if feasible.

    • D. 

      Do not use a Clergy as it could upset members of the family who are not religious.

  • 30. 
    _________________ is a person who suffers from a condition of physical or mental incapacitatin due to a developmental disabiltiy, organic brain damage or mental illness, or who has one or more physical or mental limitations and ___________________ is a person who suffers from the infirmities of aging as manifested by advanced age or organic brain damage or other physical, mental, or emotional dysfunction to the extent that the ability of the person to provide adequately for the person's own care or protection is impaired.
    • A. 

      Elderly person & disabled adult

    • B. 

      Disabled elder person & mentally ill person

    • C. 

      Elderly person & neglected child

    • D. 

      Disabled adult & elderly person

  • 31. 
    In order for a victims of a human trafficking crime to cooperate law enforcement agencies are encouraged to:
    • A. 

      Promise victms benefits for their cooperation.

    • B. 

      Tell the victim that if they do not cooperate they will just hand them back to the human traffickers.

    • C. 

      Collaborate with victim service providers.

    • D. 

      Notify victims that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will be informed of their illegal status in the country.

  • 32. 
    The Florida Amber Plan purpose is to:
    • A. 

      Broadcast critical information about a missing or abducted child that is danger in a timely manner via radio, television, and the internet.

    • B. 

      Provide information about what law enforcement agencies are doing to find abducted children.

    • C. 

      Alert the community when a child is born.

    • D. 

      Alert the community about runaway children via the radio, television, or internet.

  • 33. 
    Dealing in stolen property, also known as "fencing" is a _______________ in Florida.
    • A. 

      Second degree misdemeanor

    • B. 

      Third degree felony

    • C. 

      Second degree felony

    • D. 

      First degree misdemeanor

  • 34. 
    When developing suspects for a known crime law enforcement has the privilage of obtaining both public and private records, such as employment history, finacial records,or records of any private organization without a subpoena in order to promptly solve the crime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Officer Summers is on patrol downtown and happens upon two individual who are verbally arguing with each other. Officer Summers attempts to use his crisis intervention, and  verbalization skills to calm the two down. Both individuals begin to yell and curse the officer. What would be Officer's Summers best course of action?
    • A. 

      Since Officer Summers is on duty he is unable to charge the two individuals with any violation.

    • B. 

      If Officer Summers was off duty he could escalate his use of force without the worry of a complaint being filed with his agency.

    • C. 

      Officer Summer should utlize his intermediate weapons such as his dart-firing stun gun or pepper spray on the two individuals.

    • D. 

      Arrest both individuals for Breach of the Peace since they began cursing and yelling at Officer Summers.

  • 36. 
    C.A.R.T. is an acronym that stands for:
    • A. 

      Children Abduction Reaction Team

    • B. 

      Crime Alert Response Team

    • C. 

      Child Abduction Response Team

    • D. 

      Child Abortion Reaction Team

  • 37. 
    ________________ is a secure internet site used by the Florida criminal justice community as a pathway to FDLE and other online law enforcemetn agencies.
    • A. 

      DAVID

    • B. 

      NCIC

    • C. 

      MCIC

    • D. 

      CJNet

  • 38. 
    _________________ occurs after the defense, alleging that an officer's improper actions violated their client's rights, files a motion to exclude certain testimony and/or evidence from trial.
    • A. 

      Pre-trial hearing

    • B. 

      Deposition

    • C. 

      Suppression hearing

    • D. 

      Bond Hearing

  • 39. 
    ______________ is one of the most underreported crimes.
    • A. 

      Robbery Homicide

    • B. 

      Sexual Battery

    • C. 

      Child Pornography

    • D. 

      Elderly abuse

  • 40. 
    An officer is authorized by the state of Florida to enforce a court order issued by another state or jurisdiction unless the court order is domesticated by a court within the officer's jurisdiction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Which of the following crimes would fall under Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) offenses according to Florida Statue Chapter 895.
    • A. 

      Sexual battery crimes

    • B. 

      Smuggling crimes

    • C. 

      Child pornography crimes

    • D. 

      Human Trafficking crimes

  • 42. 
    If property damage is greater than $200 but less than $1,000 then the criminal mischief charge is a _____________.
    • A. 

      Second degree misdemeanor

    • B. 

      Third degree felony

    • C. 

      First degree misdemeanor

    • D. 

      Second degree felony

  • 43. 
    ______________ is any person who is not a United States citizen and _____________ is  foreign national who entered the United States without inspection at a border crossing or airport.
    • A. 

      Illegal alien & alien

    • B. 

      Immigrant & refugee

    • C. 

      Alien & illegal alien

    • D. 

      Immigrant & alien

  • 44. 
    When giving testimony an officer should:
    • A. 

      Avoid showing biases and prejudice. Always use plain, professional terminology, not slang, or police jargon.

    • B. 

      State that they do not understand questions giving to them by the defense so as to throw the defense off its game.

    • C. 

      Be expressive and speak in a clear and monotone voice so the jury can understand.

    • D. 

      Make suggestions to enhance testimony to strengthen a case because officer are not subject to perjury laws.

  • 45. 
    When a minor is trafficked for a commercial sex act law enforcement agency must prove which of the following:
    • A. 

      Force was used

    • B. 

      Coercion was used

    • C. 

      Fraud was used

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 46. 
    Officer Maddox stops an individual with a thick mustache wearing aviator sunglasses at 3am on a Thursday morning walking around a residential area for suspicious activity. Officer Maddox has not advised the individual of his rights, but the individual is: 
    • A. 

      Not compelled to explain his or her presence and conduct regardless of being stopped by the police officer.

    • B. 

      To be released without further questioning as mandated by F.S. 856.021

    • C. 

      Allowed to flee from the officer since his rights were not given.

    • D. 

      Going to be arrested for loitering.

  • 47. 
    Agencies that may be involved in combating human trafficking include all the following except:
    • A. 

      Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

    • B. 

      Prosecutions Offices

    • C. 

      U.S. Marshall Special Operations Group (USMSOG)

    • D. 

      Legal services

  • 48. 
    ________________ is the unlawful use of a persons identifying information such as a social security number, date of birth, account number, ect.
    • A. 

      Embezzelment

    • B. 

      Exploitation of an elderly person

    • C. 

      Fraud

    • D. 

      Identity theft

  • 49. 
    Human trafficking is a crime phenomenon about:
    • A. 

      People being held in a condition of compelled service.

    • B. 

      The movement of people

    • C. 

      Immigration servitude.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 50. 
    Common methods of identifying criminal suspects include confessions, admissions, witness testimony, informant information and:
    • A. 

      Planted evidence

    • B. 

      Defense Attorney statements

    • C. 

      Watching how it is done on CSI: MIAMI

    • D. 

      Physical Evidence