Criminal Investigations; Crimes Against Persons; Death And Homicide

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  • 1. 
    There are three broad categories of causes of death: _______________________
    • A. 

      Natural, accidental, and criminal.

    • B. 

      Natural, intentional, and malicious.

    • C. 

      Narural causes, murder, and suicide.

    • D. 

      Intentional homicide, accidental homicide, and suicide.

  • 2. 
    Although the _______ may not be immediately apparent, in many cases the officer will be able to determine if the death was the result of an accident, natural causes, or criminal wrongdoing.
    • A. 

      Murder weapon

    • B. 

      Cause of death

    • C. 

      Time of death

    • D. 

      Murder suspect

  • 3. 
    What is SUID/SIDS?
    • A. 

      Silent Unexplained Infant Death/Surprising Infant Death Syndrome

    • B. 

      Sudden Unexplained Infant Death/Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    • C. 

      Sudden Uunknown Infant Death/Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    • D. 

      Sudden Unexplained Infant Death/Silent Infant Death Syndrome

  • 4. 
    ______________ or crib death is the sudden and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant, usually less than one year of age that remains unexplained even after a complete medical history, death scene investigation, and postmortem examination.
    • A. 

      Shocking Infant Death Syndrome

    • B. 

      Silent Infant Death Syndrome

    • C. 

      Sudden Infant Death Disorder

    • D. 

      Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

  • 5. 
    SIDS is one of several causes of SUID. However, SIDS, unlike the other SUID causes, is a diagnosis of exclusion. If there is a determined cause of death, it is not a SIDS incident.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The officer should always approach the scene as a crime scene and consider it a ______ crime scene until the information he or she gathers is consistent with the elements of a death by natural causes or accident.
    • A. 

      Criminal

    • B. 

      Accidental

    • C. 

      Homicide

    • D. 

      Natural

  • 7. 
    When approaching the body what path should be taken
    • A. 

      The most direct path so you arrive at the body quickly

    • B. 

      The shortest path being careful not to step on the body

    • C. 

      You should never approach the body

    • D. 

      The best path to the body should be determined so as not to destroy or contaminate possible evidence.

  • 8. 
    a stiffening of the body that first appears one to six hours after death
    • A. 

      SIDS

    • B. 

      Rigor mortis

    • C. 

      Camus amus

    • D. 

      Death rattle

  • 9. 
    Full rigor mortis is set six to 24 hours after death, begins to disappear within _____ and is completely gone 36 to 60 hours after death.
    • A. 

      15 to 24 hours

    • B. 

      12 to 36 hours

    • C. 

      9 to 10 hours

    • D. 

      1 to 36 hours

  • 10. 
    ________ is caused by the pooling and settling of blood within the body because of gravity.
    • A. 

      Lividity

    • B. 

      Stretching

    • C. 

      Blotchy skin

    • D. 

      Rigor mortis

  • 11. 
    Lividity is noticeable within __ minutes and fixed __ hours after death.
    • A. 

      15,30

    • B. 

      30,24

    • C. 

      15,24

    • D. 

      30,12

  • 12. 
    The officer should look for an obvious fatal injury, such as a bullet hole in the head or chest, and notify his or her _________ or detectives if any signs of trauma or obvious fatal injury are present.
    • A. 

      Supervisor

    • B. 

      Back-up

    • C. 

      Dispatch

    • D. 

      Agency

  • 13. 
    Any evidence on or near the body should be __________ as the officer secures the crime scene.
    • A. 

      Lost

    • B. 

      Preserved

    • C. 

      Discarded

    • D. 

      Moved away from the body

  • 14. 
    If the officer is in a public location, he or she should place a visual barrier between the body and the public without cross contaminating any evidence. The officer should then notify __________ and/or the medical examiner and wait for their arrival.
    • A. 

      The news media

    • B. 

      FDLE

    • C. 

      The family

    • D. 

      Specialized units

  • 15. 
    When any person dies in Florida by criminal violence, accident, suicide, or through any suspicious or unusual circumstance, the __________ must be notified, as stated in Florida Statute §406.11.
    • A. 

      Medical examiner

    • B. 

      Cover officer

    • C. 

      Mayor

    • D. 

      The hospital

  • 16. 
    The officer should _________ the ME and/or pursuant to multi-agency agreements.
    • A. 

      Move the body of the hospital for

    • B. 

      Clear the area around the body including evidence and pools of blood before

    • C. 

      Not disturb the body until authorized by

    • D. 

      Check underneath the body before

  • 17. 
    The medical examiner or the deceased’s ________ must confirm a death of the deceased person.
    • A. 

      Family

    • B. 

      Physician

    • C. 

      Employer

    • D. 

      Neighbor

  • 18. 
    If the next of kin live in the same city as the deceased person, the officer should ________
    • A. 

      Call them on the phone

    • B. 

      Find someone else who is better with bad news

    • C. 

      Notify them in person.

    • D. 

      Leave a note on the families door

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