What Do You Know About Criminal Investigation? Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About Criminal Investigation? Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Jonathan Wild was a famous ________ who operated simultaneously as an undercover operative and criminal in London
    • A. 

      Thief catcher

    • B. 

      Social climber

    • C. 

      Bow Street Runner

    • D. 

      Burglar

  • 2. 
    Of the two classes of thief catchers, _______ were those whose motivations were mercenary in nature
    • A. 

      Hirelings

    • B. 

      Social climbers

    • C. 

      Bobbies

    • D. 

      Brigands

  • 3. 
    Of the two classes of thief catchers, _________ were those who would implicate their accomplices in order to move up the social ladder
    • A. 

      Hirelings

    • B. 

      Social climbers

    • C. 

      Brigands

    • D. 

      Bobbies

  • 4. 
    In England, the first police worked only at night and were originally called the ___________
    • A. 

      Watch of London

    • B. 

      Bow Street Runners

    • C. 

      Old Charleys

    • D. 

      London Metropolitan Police

  • 5. 
    The Watch of London eventually developed into the ___________, who were paid by the residents they served.
    • A. 

      Old Charleys

    • B. 

      Bow Street Runners

    • C. 

      London Metropolitan Police

    • D. 

      Criminal Investigation Division

  • 6. 
    Henry Fielding was the founder of the ___________
    • A. 

      Bow Street Runners

    • B. 

      London Metropolitan Police

    • C. 

      Watch Of London

    • D. 

      Old Charleys

  • 7. 
    Sir Robert Peel founded the __________ in 1892.
    • A. 

      Bow Street Runners

    • B. 

      London Metropolitan Police

    • C. 

      Watch Of London

    • D. 

      Old Charleys

  • 8. 
    The _____________ were England's first paid, full-time police force, consisting of about 1,000 uniformed officers
    • A. 

      Bow Street Runners

    • B. 

      London Metropolitan Police

    • C. 

      Watch Of London

    • D. 

      Old Charleys

  • 9. 
    A detective bureau was formed in the London Metropolitan Police in the year ____ but was not publically acknowledged until 35 years later.
    • A. 

      1842

    • B. 

      1853

    • C. 

      1847

    • D. 

      1865

  • 10. 
    The director of the criminal identification section of the Paris Police Department was __________.
    • A. 

      Alphonse Bertillion

    • B. 

      Sir Robert Peel

    • C. 

      Sir Francis Galton

    • D. 

      Henry Fielding

  • 11. 
    A system based on the idea that certain aspects of the human body such as skeletal size, ear shaping, and eye color remained the same after a person had reached full physical maturity was known as the __________
    • A. 

      Bertillon system

    • B. 

      Galton method

    • C. 

      PERF study

    • D. 

      Anatomical identifier system

  • 12. 
    In the mid-1840s, the study of ________ became a popular means to identify suspects in the crime.
    • A. 

      Finger print patterns

    • B. 

      The Bertillon system

    • C. 

      Lineups

    • D. 

      Blood types

    • E. 

      Sketch artistry

  • 13. 
    The use of fingerprints was refined by _________ and was adopted by Scotland Yard in 1901.
    • A. 

      Sir Francis Galton

    • B. 

      Alphonse Bertillon

    • C. 

      Sir Robert Peel

    • D. 

      Allan Pinkerton

  • 14. 
    By the _____, almost all major US cities had municipal police departments.
    • A. 

      1870's

    • B. 

      1860's

    • C. 

      1850's

    • D. 

      1880's

  • 15. 
    The Pinkerton National Detective Agency was founded in ____ by Scottish immigrant Allan Pinkerton.
    • A. 

      1850

    • B. 

      1840

    • C. 

      1860

    • D. 

      1870

  • 16. 
    The organizational structure of the ______________ was later adopted by the FBI.
    • A. 

      Pinkerton National Detective Agency

    • B. 

      Bow Street Runners

    • C. 

      London Metropolitan Police

    • D. 

      Scotland Yard

  • 17. 
    Allan Pinkerton was the first to devise a _______ which was a compilation of descriptions, methods of operation, hiding places, and names of associates of known criminals.
    • A. 

      Rogue's gallery

    • B. 

      Criminal database

    • C. 

      Dossier

    • D. 

      Criminal history

  • 18. 
    Among the more notable Pinkerton cases were those in which dozens of union spies were used by the infamous __________ to break a strike against the Texas and Pacific railroads.
    • A. 

      Jay Gould

    • B. 

      Frank Steunenberg

    • C. 

      Frederick Thompson

    • D. 

      David Morrowning

  • 19. 
    The ___________ of the Prohibition period failed to criminalize the purchase or consumption of alcohol---only its manufacture, transportation and sale.
    • A. 

      Volstead Act

    • B. 

      Harris Act

    • C. 

      Prohibition Act

    • D. 

      Liquor Abolishment Act

  • 20. 
    The ____________ was responsible for the enforcement of the Volstead Act.
    • A. 

      Federal Bureau of Investigation

    • B. 

      Treasury Department

    • C. 

      Department of Prohibition

    • D. 

      Liquor Control Commission

  • 21. 
    The FBI was previously known as the ____________________ which started in 1907.
    • A. 

      Justice Department's Bureau of Investigation

    • B. 

      Federal Bureau of Prohibition

    • C. 

      Pinkerton National Detective Agency

    • D. 

      Federal Justice Department

  • 22. 
    Which site best illustrates the locale of the first professional police forces established in the U.S?
    • A. 

      A western mining town such as Virginia City, NV

    • B. 

      An eastern metropolitan area like Boston, MA

    • C. 

      A southern port of entry like Gulfport, MS

    • D. 

      A Midwestern cow town like Abilene, KS

  • 23. 
    Which technique was used by the Pinkerton agency until it was decalred unconstitutional by Congress in the 1930's?
    • A. 

      A "rogue's gallery" to identify suspects

    • B. 

      A "thief taking" reward system

    • C. 

      Secret files on political figures

    • D. 

      Industrial spying on labor union members

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Billy the Kid

    • B. 

      Machine Gun Kelly

    • C. 

      Jesse James

    • D. 

      Jonathan Wild

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      A Bow Street Runner

    • B. 

      A London thief taker

    • C. 

      A full-time paid officer

    • D. 

      A member of the London Watch