Db Ch 14

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Oracle Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What are the most likely hours a professional burglary would be committed?
    • A. 

      10:00AM - 3:00PM and 7:00PM - 12:00AM

    • B. 

      12:00PM - 4:00PM and 12:00AM - 5:00AM

    • C. 

      9:00AM - 2:00PM and 6:00PM - 11:00PM

    • D. 

      1:00PM - 5:00PM and 9:00PM - 3:00AM

  • 2. 
    Which is an accurate statement regarding the crime of burglary?
    • A. 

      Burglary is as much a crime against people as it is a crime against property

    • B. 

      Current statistics reveal that the number of burglaries in the mid-1990's is down somewhat since the 1980's

    • C. 

      The majority of burglaries are committed in commercial areas of cities

    • D. 

      The avergae financial loss for the crime of burglary is much lower than is the average loss in robbery cases

  • 3. 
    Which is the best definition of burglary?
    • A. 

      Breaking and entering a building followed by a theft of property

    • B. 

      Entering a building without permission and committing a felony once inside

    • C. 

      Breaking and entering or staying in a building with the intent of committing a theft

    • D. 

      Entering a building, taking property, and selling it to a fence for the purpose of profit

  • 4. 
    Which will most effectively deter a burglar from entering a possibly vacant residence?
    • A. 

      A bar in the track of a sliding glass door

    • B. 

      Locks on all the doors

    • C. 

      A "beware of dog" sign

    • D. 

      Two lights on in the home

  • 5. 
    Possession of which tools can be considered evidence of intent to burglarize?
    • A. 

      Hammer

    • B. 

      Screw driver

    • C. 

      Pry bar

    • D. 

      Key blanks

  • 6. 
    Which is considered the crudest (but still effective) method of gaining forceful entry into a safe?
    • A. 

      Chopping

    • B. 

      Peeling

    • C. 

      Blasting

    • D. 

      Punching

  • 7. 
    Which evidence of a fencing operation is direct evidence rather than circumstantial?
    • A. 

      A wire tapped conversation

    • B. 

      A receipt for stolen merchandise

    • C. 

      Property from three thefts located together

    • D. 

      Price tag considerably lower than the retail price

  • 8. 
    Which technique is involved with the pulling method of forcibly entering a safe?
    • A. 

      Nitroglycerin

    • B. 

      V-plate

    • C. 

      Chisel and drift pin

    • D. 

      Jimmy

  • 9. 
    Which is the best example of a fungible good?
    • A. 

      A rilfe

    • B. 

      A car

    • C. 

      A diamond ring

    • D. 

      A pair of pants

  • 10. 
    Officers entering a burglarized property should hold flashlights outward with the lights on
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Most burglars are convicted on the strength of circumstantial evidence
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    To gain a conviction in a court of law, prosecutors must prove that a fence had knowledge that property he or she received was stolen
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Which are examples of larceny? I.     Purse snatching II.    Street mugging III.   Breaking into coin machines IV.   Bicycle theft
    • A. 

      I, III, IV

    • B. 

      II, III, IV

    • C. 

      I, II, III

    • D. 

      I, II, III, IV

  • 14. 
    Which is an accurate statement regarding larceny in the United States?
    • A. 

      Half of all property crimes committed in the U.S. are larcenies

    • B. 

      Theft is a similar crime to larceny but is of a lesser degree

    • C. 

      A dollar amount of $500 determines the difference between simple and grand larceny

    • D. 

      Larceny is the most commonly committed crime of personal gain

  • 15. 
    Which form of larceny generally comprises the greatest number of white-collar crimes?
    • A. 

      Forgery

    • B. 

      Embezzlement

    • C. 

      Fraud

    • D. 

      Shoplifiting

  • 16. 
    A professional shoplifter who resells stolen merchandise to a local pawnshop owner would best be described as a ____________
    • A. 

      Pilferer

    • B. 

      Kiter

    • C. 

      Booster

    • D. 

      Snitch

  • 17. 
    Which best illustrates the actions of professional shoplifters?
    • A. 

      Work alone, usually in the late evening

    • B. 

      Steal from expensive luxury stores

    • C. 

      Act at random, as opportunity arises

    • D. 

      Target specific items, working in groups

  • 18. 
    Taking a low cost item to a cleark near closing time and attempting to pay with a fraudulent credit card hoping the clerk will rush and not check the hot list is tyical of what type of thief?
    • A. 

      A hot card flasher

    • B. 

      A plastic worker

    • C. 

      A card shrinker

    • D. 

      A hot player

  • 19. 
    The Superme Court case People v. Olivo dealt with which form of larceny?
    • A. 

      Shoplifting

    • B. 

      Embezzling

    • C. 

      Credit card fraud

    • D. 

      Check forgery

  • 20. 
    What would be the first step in investigating a check forging operation?
    • A. 

      Speak with the teller of the bank that processed the check

    • B. 

      Interview the person who accepted the forged check

    • C. 

      Run a check forger's description through the Duplex/BEI program

    • D. 

      Track down known bad check writers living in the community

  • 21. 
    Which elements must exist for the crime of embezzlement to occur?
    • A. 

      Lawful possession of stolen items

    • B. 

      Trusting relationship between thief and victim

    • C. 

      Criminal intent to steal

  • 22. 
    To secure a conviction for larceny, the prosecution must demonstrate that the suspect had control over the property of another for some amount of time with the intent to steal
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    A check forgers chance of being prosecuted are low
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    About 10 percent of all store employees are believed to occasionally steal inventory
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    A credit card thief will be charged with a seperate offense for each illegal purchase with the stolen card
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Embezzlement is usually relatively easy to detect but very difficult to prove
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Embezzlement is the most common form of larceny that occurs in businesses and accounts for the greatest losses
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    After automobiles, which is the second most frequently stolen type of motor vehicle in the United States?
    • A. 

      Motorcycles

    • B. 

      Boats

    • C. 

      Trucks

    • D. 

      Construction equipment

  • 29. 
    Which is an accurate statement regarding motor vehicle theft?
    • A. 

      Motor vehicle theft has a realtively high clearance rate of nearly sixty percent

    • B. 

      Motor vehicle theft includes stolen farm equipment and snowmobiles

    • C. 

      Unlike many other crimes, motor vehicle theft has risen by almost 10 percent since the late 1980's

    • D. 

      Theft of contents from stolen motor vehicles averages approximately $450

  • 30. 
    Which motivation for motor vehicle theft has declined somewhat in recent years as the other motivations have risen?
    • A. 

      Joy riding

    • B. 

      Theft for resale

    • C. 

      Transportation for other crimes

    • D. 

      Stripping and chop shop operations

  • 31. 
    A "tin truck" driver would best be described as someone who
    • A. 

      Delivers stolen vehicles to stripping operations

    • B. 

      Is an undercover investigator posing as an auto thief

    • C. 

      Delivers auto parts from chop shops to salvage yards

    • D. 

      Cruises large parking lots targeting likely autos to steal for resale

  • 32. 
    Changing the VIN of a vehicle and altering the appropriate documents would be known as
    • A. 

      Salvage switching

    • B. 

      VIN modifying

    • C. 

      Bogus VIN

    • D. 

      Tagging

  • 33. 
    Someone who opens the door of an unlocked vehicle, removes the lock cap, and attaches a device that when turned removes the lock. They then start the engine with a screwdriver. Which device has he used?
    • A. 

      Slim jim

    • B. 

      Ignition extractor

    • C. 

      Slam-puller

    • D. 

      Slide hammer

  • 34. 
    Which is the most accurate statement relating to the crime of carjacking?
    • A. 

      Most carjackers work in pairs

    • B. 

      The typical carjacker is 25-30 years old

    • C. 

      Most carjackers target mid-sized, moderately priced vehicles

    • D. 

      Fast food restaurants and gas stations are typical places where carjackings occur

  • 35. 
    Manufacturers of construction equipment have their own methods of marking their vehicles, resulting in great difficulty in vehicle identification
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    The three classifications of burglary are:
    • A. 

      Forcible entry

    • B. 

      Unlawful entry or no force used

    • C. 

      Attempted forcible entry

    • D. 

      Entry without permission

    • E. 

      Forcible entry with intent

    • F. 

      Breaking without entering

  • 37. 
    Items such as tools, liquor, and clothing that are indistinguishable from others are known as _______
    • A. 

      Fungible goods

    • B. 

      Common type goods

    • C. 

      Generic goods

    • D. 

      Mass-produced goods

    • E. 

      Typical goods

  • 38. 
    ________ consists of drawing cash on accounts made up of uncollected funds. By using two different banking institutions, the suspect may use funds from one bank to cover checks drawn on another
    • A. 

      Check kiting

    • B. 

      Bank fraud

    • C. 

      Double-drawing

    • D. 

      Forgery

  • 39. 
    The actual person whose account was used to draw funds from in a forgery investigation is known as the _______
    • A. 

      Depositor

    • B. 

      Payee

    • C. 

      Payor

    • D. 

      Draftor

  • 40. 
    The crime of embezzlement is increasing at 15 percent per year and has an estimated annual cost of $ ____________
    • A. 

      4 billion

    • B. 

      1 billion

    • C. 

      500 million

    • D. 

      850 million

  • 41. 
    The element of ______ is critical in establishing the crime of embezzlement
    • A. 

      Trust

    • B. 

      Taking

    • C. 

      Intent

    • D. 

      Position

  • 42. 
    Stealing of merchandise by employees, known as pilferage, accounts for 30 to 75 percent of all shrinkage and amounts to losses of $5 to $10 billion annually
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    The worldwide traffic in counterfit credit cards costs issuers $1.6 million a year in false charges
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    About 1 in ___ retail customers steal from department stores
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      17

  • 45. 
    Amateur shoplifters are known as ______
    • A. 

      Boosters

    • B. 

      Snitches

    • C. 

      Common thiefs

    • D. 

      Lifters

  • 46. 
    Identity theft claims _______ victims annually
    • A. 

      10 million

    • B. 

      1 million

    • C. 

      800,000

    • D. 

      5 million

  • 47. 
    Identity theft became a federal crime in 1998 with the passage of the _____________
    • A. 

      Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act

    • B. 

      Prevention of Identity Loss and Fraud Act

    • C. 

      Identity Recovery and Reestablishment Act

    • D. 

      Recovery of Identity Control Bill

  • 48. 
    Identity theft carries a maximum penalty of _____ imprisonment, a fine, and criminal forfeiture of personal property used to commit the offense
    • A. 

      15 years

    • B. 

      10 years

    • C. 

      20 years

    • D. 

      5 years

    • E. 

      4 years

  • 49. 
    Searching trash for perosnal data is known as ________
    • A. 

      Trash-picking

    • B. 

      Dumpster diving

    • C. 

      Picking

    • D. 

      Curb-scanning

  • 50. 
    A practice where a thief positions himself near a victim to obtain personal information by overhearing the victim or seeing the victims actions is known as __________
    • A. 

      Eavesdropping

    • B. 

      Shoulder surfing

    • C. 

      Skimming

    • D. 

      Sense pilferage

  • 51. 
    ________ is the electronic lifting of the data encoded on a valid credit or ATM card and transferring that data to a counterfeit card
    • A. 

      Skimming

    • B. 

      Scanning

    • C. 

      Mirroring

    • D. 

      Subcoding

  • 52. 
    Participation by state and local law enforcement agencies in the FTC's _____________ provides access to extensive information about identity theft activity.
    • A. 

      Identity Theft Clearing House

    • B. 

      Identity Theft National Database

    • C. 

      Database of Identity Theft Deterrance

    • D. 

      National Database of Identity Theft Prevention

  • 53. 
    Police departments should consider maintaining a supply of copies of "ID Theft - _______________" and distributing them to identity theft complainants
    • A. 

      When Bad Things Happen to Your Good Name

    • B. 

      Where do I Go From Here

    • C. 

      The Eight Steps to Identity Recovery

    • D. 

      The Prevention and Rebuilding of Identity Theft

  • 54. 
    The UCR defines a motor vehicle as a self-propelled vehicle that runs on the ground and not on rails
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 55. 
    Auto theft is an estimated $ _______ business
    • A. 

      7 billion

    • B. 

      35 billion

    • C. 

      15 billion

    • D. 

      3 billion

    • E. 

      12 billion

  • 56. 
    A majority of stolen vehicles are taken ____________
    • A. 

      For the value of their parts

    • B. 

      For joyriding

    • C. 

      For re-tagging

    • D. 

      For use in other crimes

  • 57. 
    _______ involves the thief purchasing a wrecked vehicle that is unrepairable strictly for its certificate of title and for the VIN
    • A. 

      A salvage switch

    • B. 

      Tagging

    • C. 

      A title switch

    • D. 

      The rip-off

  • 58. 
    The most common type of motor vehicle fraud is ____________
    • A. 

      To alter the vehicles identity by changing the VIN plate and reregistering the car

    • B. 

      An owner conspiring with another to have the vehicle disposed of to collect insurance money

    • C. 

      Reporting non-existing items inside of a vehicle to collect money from insurance companies

    • D. 

      Stealing a vehicle and selling it for scrap metal