Db Ch 18

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Oracle Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is usually the main witness in a criminal case?
    • A. 

      The patrol officer

    • B. 

      The victim

    • C. 

      The defendant

    • D. 

      The investigator

  • 2. 
    Which best illustrates a motion for severance?
    • A. 

      The defense attorney asks that the location of the trial be moved to another city

    • B. 

      The defendant asks that both of his crimes be tried seperately in different trials

    • C. 

      The defense attorney asks that the charge be thrown out

    • D. 

      After his conviction, the defendant asks for a new trial

  • 3. 
    "Past recollection recorded" is an exception to the rule against which procedure?
    • A. 

      Giving hearsay evidence

    • B. 

      Leading the witness

    • C. 

      Supressing evidence

    • D. 

      Demonstrating bias

  • 4. 
    The credibility of undercover investigators usually is questioned by defense attorneys on which basis?
    • A. 

      Racial bias

    • B. 

      Reputation for lying

    • C. 

      Incompetence

    • D. 

      Protection of turf

  • 5. 
    Which practice should a police witness avoid when testifying in court?
    • A. 

      Looking at the jury

    • B. 

      Hedging his answers

    • C. 

      Giving short responses

    • D. 

      Showing any humor

  • 6. 
    During cross-examination, the attorney attempts to establish the witness's reliability
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The attorney must stay within the scope of direct examination unless the witness himself opens the door to additional topics
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Motions may be made by either attorney at any time during the trial
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Police officers normally testify as "lay witnesses" meaning that they should state only facts and not express opinions or engage in conjecture or speculation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which best describes the results of the Christopher Commission?
    • A. 

      Guidelines that identify five levels of force that police may use against suspects

    • B. 

      Definitions of the term arrest

    • C. 

      Descriptions of the "deadly force triangle"

    • D. 

      Recommendations for off duty officers who witness a crime in commission

  • 11. 
    Arrests are authorized under which conditions?
    • A. 

      When the officer has probable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed a violation of the law in his or her presence

    • B. 

      When the officer has probable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed a felony but not in his or her presence

    • C. 

      When the officer has probable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed a felony, whether or not a crime has been committed

  • 12. 
    A subject  is stopped by police and asked questions about his activities the night before,. He believes he cannot leave. What would this be considered? 
    • A. 

      A contact

    • B. 

      An investigative detention

    • C. 

      A consensual encounter

    • D. 

      An arrest

  • 13. 
    What are the three factors of the "Deadly force triangle"?
    • A. 

      Ability

    • B. 

      Opportunity

    • C. 

      Jeopardy

    • D. 

      Motive

    • E. 

      Threat

    • F. 

      Force

    • G. 

      Crime

    • H. 

      Responsibility

  • 14. 
    Stansbury v. California established the "free to leave" limits of an arrest
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    California v. Hodari pertains to the precise moment when a fleeing felon is under arrest
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False