Db Ch 10

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Oracle Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Which statement most accurately reflects the status of robberies in the United States?
    • A. 

      Institutions, rather than people, are typically the targets of robberies

    • B. 

      Bank robberies are the third most common type of robbery in the U.S.

    • C. 

      The overall incidence of robberies has declined since the late 1980's

    • D. 

      During the 1990's over two million robberies were reported to police each year

  • 2. 
    Which are examples of a robber?
    • A. 

      A pick-pocket

    • B. 

      A "roller" of a child's lunch money

    • C. 

      A person who steals money when the owner is away

    • D. 

      A street mugger

  • 3. 
    Which are the most frequently committed robberies?
    • A. 

      Street muggings

    • B. 

      Convenience store robberies

    • C. 

      Robberies of private premises

    • D. 

      Robberies after a brief acquaintance

  • 4. 
    Which best describes the typical commerical robbery?
    • A. 

      The victimized store is located on a major street

    • B. 

      The robbery occurs in the middle of the day

    • C. 

      The victimized store is large and busy

    • D. 

      The robbery is carried out by masked perpetrators

  • 5. 
    Which is true about home robberies?
    • A. 

      Most home robbers act alone

    • B. 

      Home robbers use guns about 20 percent of the time

    • C. 

      The majority of home robbers steal valuable property

    • D. 

      Younger victims are more likely to be attacked than are older ones

  • 6. 
    Which is the best example of a "smash and grab" robbery?
    • A. 

      A delivery truck is bumped from behind and then robbed

    • B. 

      A car is stopped, windows broken, and robbed at an exit ramp near an airport

    • C. 

      An expensive car in a parking lot is stolen by robbers posing as tow truck drivers

    • D. 

      A taxi cab is side swiped and then robbed at a busy intersection of a large city

  • 7. 
    The clearance rate for robberies is generally around 50 percent
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Robbery is an opportunistic crime because it is quick, easy, and requires little planning
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Home robberies often convert to burglaries if the victim returns home unexpectedly
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Although over a million school students are robbed each year, the vast majority of victims lose less than $1.00
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A robbers MO refers to his motivation in committing the robbery
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Purse snatching and pickpocketing are not classified as robbery under the UCR program but are included under the category of larceny theft
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Robbers who use drugs are _________ as active as those who do not
    • A. 

      Two times

    • B. 

      Three times

    • C. 

      Four times

    • D. 

      Five times

  • 14. 
    Studies show that many robberies do not result in physical harm to the victim or extensive loss, but one in _____ does involve actual injury.
    • A. 

      Six

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Ten

    • D. 

      Five

  • 15. 
    Purse snatching and pickpocketing are not really robberies unless the victim resists and is overpowered
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Firearms are used in robberies around _____ percent of the time
    • A. 

      42.8

    • B. 

      51.5

    • C. 

      63.8

    • D. 

      48.2

  • 17. 
    The loss sustained in most robberies is less than ________
    • A. 

      $100

    • B. 

      $200

    • C. 

      $500

    • D. 

      $50

  • 18. 
    Stranger-to-stranger robberies account for an estimated ____ percent of robberies
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      75

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      65

    • E. 

      90

  • 19. 
    The ________ robbery typically occurs at the end of a workweek and during the evening and very early morning hours
    • A. 

      Commercial

    • B. 

      Stranger-to-stranger

    • C. 

      Home

    • D. 

      Street

  • 20. 
    Convenience stores are the target for an estimated ____ percent of all commercial robberies
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      17

    • E. 

      22

  • 21. 
    Bank robbery has a much greater property loss than other types of robberies but accounts for only ___ percent of all robberies
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      9

  • 22. 
    The most common type of robbery is the one committed on public streets and alleyways, also referred to as _______
    • A. 

      Muggings

    • B. 

      Hold-ups

    • C. 

      Stick-ups

    • D. 

      Snatchings

  • 23. 
    ____ percent of all residential robberies (where an armed intruder breaks into the home and holds residents at gun or knifepoint) are committed by acquaintances
    • A. 

      26

    • B. 

      54

    • C. 

      63

    • D. 

      44

  • 24. 
    Most robberies are committed by two or more people
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Female and elderly victims are less likely to be attacked during a robbery
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    A typical robbery investigation takes weeks or months to complete
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    If a robber suspect uses ropes to bind a person, special care should be taken not to destroy any knots. Why?
    • A. 

      The knot may link a suspect with his technique of tying knots

    • B. 

      The knot may have trapped DNA or other trace evidence

    • C. 

      To determine if the victim tied the knot themselves as an accomplice

    • D. 

      To determine what type of rope was used and where it may have come from

  • 28. 
    If two witnesses stories are too similar then the truthfulness of their statements should be questioned
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    When questioning witnesses about what they observed in regards to the robbery suspect, leading questions should be used as they may help draw out details
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False