Criminology MCQ: Trivia Quiz! Test

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Criminology MCQ: Trivia Quiz! Test

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  • 1. 
    The Continuum of police/citizen contacts has how many points between the two extremes:
    • A. 

      Eight

    • B. 

      Twelve

    • C. 

      Twenty-four

    • D. 

      An infinite number of

  • 2. 
    In Manslows hierarchy of needs the most basic need is for:
    • A. 

      Material possessions

    • B. 

      Security

    • C. 

      Food, clothing, and shelter

    • D. 

      Acceptance

  • 3. 
    The principle upon which a probable cause assessment is made is called:
    • A. 

      Hearsay evidence

    • B. 

      A totality of the circumstances

    • C. 

      The Brandeis theory

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Acceptable sources of probable cause could include all EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      What a government agent sees

    • B. 

      What a government agent smells

    • C. 

      What a government agent experiences in a dream

    • D. 

      What a reliable informant tells a government agent

  • 5. 
    A stop and frisk situation:
    • A. 

      Requires probable cause

    • B. 

      Is limited by the Fourth Amendment

    • C. 

      Cannot produce admissible evidence

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    According to the text, the essence of being an American to meny means the right to:
    • A. 

      Pursue unlimited financial wealth

    • B. 

      Be left alone by the government

    • C. 

      Travel freely to any other country

    • D. 

      Answer only to oneself

  • 7. 
    Probable cause is
    • A. 

      Weaker than reasonable suspicion

    • B. 

      Simply defined

    • C. 

      Crucial to understanding when police may act

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following terms would help define the term reasonable?
    • A. 

      Sensible

    • B. 

      Justifiable

    • C. 

      Rational

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      Presence at a crime scene may contribute to probable cause

    • B. 

      Presence in a high-crime area may contribute to probable cause

    • C. 

      Both A and B are true

    • D. 

      Neither a nor b is true

  • 10. 
    The exclusionary rule was established at the federal level in:
    • A. 

      Terry v Ohio

    • B. 

      Wolf v Colorado

    • C. 

      Mapp v Ohio

    • D. 

      Weeks v United States

  • 11. 
    What is required for a stop?
    • A. 

      Probable cause

    • B. 

      Reasonable suspicion

    • C. 

      A warrant

    • D. 

      Both probable cause AND a warrant

  • 12. 
    The exclusionary rule is
    • A. 

      Among the most controversial and passionately debated rule of law governing our criminal justice system

    • B. 

      The most frequently used means to address constitutional infractions by the government in criminal cases

    • C. 

      Firmly established, having its roots in Boyd v United States

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    One way courts have determined reasonableness is the bright-line approach, which:
    • A. 

      Compares a case to other similiar cases

    • B. 

      Considers a specific rule that applies to all cases

    • C. 

      Considers the toatlity of circumstances in each individual case

    • D. 

      Assigns points to each indicia of reasonableness

  • 14. 
    The Fourth Amendment has continued to evolve:
    • A. 

      Substantively

    • B. 

      Procedurally

    • C. 

      Constitutionally

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    The first case to devise a two-pronged test to determine an informants reliability was:
    • A. 

      Draper v United States

    • B. 

      Spinelly v United States

    • C. 

      Illinois v Gates

    • D. 

      Aguilar v Texas

  • 16. 
    All warrants are to be based on:
    • A. 

      A preponderance of the evidence

    • B. 

      Proof beyond a reasonable doubt

    • C. 

      Reasonable suspicion

    • D. 

      Probable cause

  • 17. 
    A stop is:
    • A. 

      Allowed only when probable cause exists

    • B. 

      Not the same thing as an arrest

    • C. 

      The same as an arrest

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 18. 
    Once signed by a judge, a warrant becomes:
    • A. 

      Automatically void if not carried out within 72 hrs

    • B. 

      An order for the police to carry out

    • C. 

      Reasonable

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    Who is typically regulated by the Fourth Amendment?
    • A. 

      Private security officers

    • B. 

      Government agents

    • C. 

      Average American citizens

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Unreasonable searches and seizures are forbidden by:
    • A. 

      The exclusionary rule

    • B. 

      The Magna Carta

    • C. 

      The Fourth Amendment

    • D. 

      All of the above

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