Dr. Cummings-crime Scene Procedures: Chapter 4 And 5

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Dr. Cummings-crime Scene Procedures: Chapter 4 And 5 - Quiz

Instructions: Choose the most appropriate answer for each question. Please, only one answer per question. You will have 55 minutes to complete this quiz in its entirety. There are a total of 40 questions worth 2. 5 points each. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Crime Scene Specialists (CSS) are police or civilian personnel specially trained to process a crime scene. These persons are equipped to collect and preserve physical evidence at a crime scene?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    ____________ is typically called on to assist in more serious criminal investigations such as homicides, assaults, bombings, and arsons. His special area of expertise in these cases is trace evidence, biological evidence, and crime scene reconstruction?
    • A. 

      The fire marshal

    • B. 

      The criminalist

    • C. 

      The rescue worker

    • D. 

      The investigative supervisor

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    There is no stadardized system in place in the United States to conduct laboratory tests on evidence, prepare reports, and testify as  an expert witness in criminal cases?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following may sometimes be called upon to become a member of a crime scene investigation team?
    • A. 

      A civilian witnesses

    • B. 

      Bystanders with investigative backgrounds (i.e. former law enforcement, retired fire fighter, etc.)

    • C. 

      The district attorney (or state attorney)

    • D. 

      A physician

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    These animals are specifically trained to recognize the scent of decaying remains?
    • A. 

      Bloodhounds

    • B. 

      Trained police K-9's

    • C. 

      German Shepard (police trained only)

    • D. 

      Cadaver dogs

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The acronym VICAP stands for?
    • A. 

      Victim's Independant Counseling Agency for Police

    • B. 

      Violent Criminal Apprehension Program

    • C. 

      Victim In Counseling Association of Philadephia

    • D. 

      Violence Initiative and Comprehensive Assessment Program

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The Society of Forensic Toxicology (SOFT) defines three distinct elements of forensic toxicology as ________, ___________, and ___________?
    • A. 

      Postmortem forensic toxicology, Human-performance forensic toxicology, Forsenic urine drug testing

    • B. 

      Postmortem forensic toxicology, Animal-toxicology and drug rehabilitation, Forsenic urine drug testing

    • C. 

      Postmortem forensic toxicology, Aquatic-toxicology and drug rehabilitation, Forsenic urine drug testing

    • D. 

      Postmortem forensic toxicology, Alien-toxicology and drug rehabilitation, Forsenic urine drug testing

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is routinely found inside of methanphetamine laboratories?
    • A. 

      Sharp knives

    • B. 

      Hazardous materials

    • C. 

      Shoes belonging to the suspect

    • D. 

      Children

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Which of the following would not be considered an indicator of a possible biological terrist threat?
    • A. 

      Any reference to the use of toxins, venoms, or poisons in relation to the development or use of weapons

    • B. 

      Any information concerning the theft or attempted theft of biological cultures or spores from a university or medical research facility

    • C. 

      Any purchase or consideration to purchase laboratory supplies or specialized medical equipment

    • D. 

      Any attempt to acquire meterological data, such as temperature, humidity, or wind conditions, or any other relevant data contained in current weather forecasts

    • E. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 10. 
    ___________ is a life threatening allergic reaction that may occur in people with extreme sensitivity to particular allergan (e.g., insect sting).
    • A. 

      Heart failure

    • B. 

      Anaphylactic shock

    • C. 

      Asphyxiation disorder

    • D. 

      Hypertension

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    _____________ is found in rodent urine, feces, and saliva? Symptoms begin as odinary flu-like aches and pains and then develop into respiratory distress within 3 days?
    • A. 

      Anaphylactic shock

    • B. 

      AIDS

    • C. 

      Hanta virus disease

    • D. 

      Hepatitis viruse

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Pulmonary Tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and transmitted from person to person via an aerial route?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Poison oak grows as vines or bushes and its leaves have five leaflets. The harmful oil resin, called urushiol, is also found in poison ivy and sumac?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The plague, or so called Black Death, was responsible for the deaths of _________ people in the 14th century?
    • A. 

      Ten thousand (10,000)

    • B. 

      One hundred and fifty thousand (150,000)

    • C. 

      Two million (2,000,000)

    • D. 

      Fifteen million (15,000,000)

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Stone Mountain spotted fever is caused by a parasitic microorganism to arthropods (insect and insect like animals, e.g., lice, fleas, ticks, and mites)?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    __________ is an acute viral disease caused by the transmission of infected secretions, usually saliva, from an infected animal licking damaged skin, mucous membrane, or from a bite?
    • A. 

      Yellow fever

    • B. 

      Resipratory disorder

    • C. 

      Asphyxia

    • D. 

      Tetanus

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Processing a crime scene, including caseful examination, note taking, sketching, photography, and collection of physical evidence, requires a __________?
    • A. 

      Wide scope of investigative thought

    • B. 

      Plan of action

    • C. 

      Sense of direction and investigative insight

    • D. 

      Course of action and direction

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Note taking should be made as events unfold, and in chronological order?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Note taking should be complete and thorough, only if a suspect is in custody?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Body parts may be discovered in uninhabited areas, sometimes as a result of wild animal activity. A ___________ may be of assistance in developing information concerning identity from a skull?
    • A. 

      Radiologist/Bone Specialist

    • B. 

      Skeletal Psychologist

    • C. 

      Forensic Anthropologist

    • D. 

      Human Pathologist

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    There is currently computer software available to render drawing of crime scenes two-dimensional, but not three dimensional. Software for three dimensional drawings are expected to be on the market for sale by the year 2014?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Notes should be made as events unfold, and in chronological order?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Notes should detail, step-by-step, all actions...except those deemed not to be important by the investigative officer?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The investigative officer or detective is responsible for the entire investigation, including the crime scene. Upon arrival at the scene, the detective should obtain a brief statement from the second officer at the scene because the first officer may be preoccupied with obtaining statements from victims, suspects, and possible witnesses to the crime?  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Notes taken at the crime scene should not include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Type of crime

    • B. 

      Name of person who requested the crime scene investigation

    • C. 

      The amount of time that the investigating officer took for his or her lunch break

    • D. 

      The date and time the crime scene investigation wasa concluded

    • E. 

      All of the above are correct

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