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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      I, II

    • B. 

      II, III

    • C. 

      I, II, III

    • D. 

      I, III

  • 27. 
    The Smithon Police Department has adopted the guidelines set forth in the RAND study. Which action will it most likely follow in the future?
    • A. 

      Coordinate more closely with the prosecutor's office

    • B. 

      Reduce waste and mismanagement of funds

    • C. 

      Rely more on victim information in identifying suspects

    • D. 

      Extend the investigative period in routine cases to 5-7 days

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Henry Goddard

    • B. 

      Sir Francis Galton

    • C. 

      Alphonse Bertillon

    • D. 

      Paul Uhlenhuth

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Increased drug smuggling into American port cities

    • B. 

      Incidents of mob violence between ethnic groups

    • C. 

      Corruption within city halls in large cities

    • D. 

      More petty street crime in mid-sized towns

  • 30. 
    In addition to the sale of alcohol, the Volstead Act criminalized which action or actions concerning alcohol? I.     Purchase II.    Consumption III.   Manufacture IV.   Transportation
    • A. 

      I, II, III, IV

    • B. 

      II, III, IV

    • C. 

      III, IV

    • D. 

      IV

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      Sir Robert Peel

    • B. 

      Henry Fielding

    • C. 

      Alan Pinkerton

    • D. 

      Henry Goddard

  • 32. 
    ________ is a procedure that was established to study human blood stains and distinguish them from the blood of most other animals.
    • A. 

      Serology

    • B. 

      Odontology

    • C. 

      Toxicology

    • D. 

      Hemology

  • 33. 
    Forensic dentistry was widely studied during the mid-ninteenth century as a means of identifying teeth marks in victims. It can also be termed as ________
    • A. 

      Forensic odontology

    • B. 

      Forensic pathology

    • C. 

      Forensic entomology

    • D. 

      Foresnic anthropology

  • 34. 
    In 1835, the use of ballistics to solve a murder was first conducted by Bow Street Runner __________
    • A. 

      Henry Goddard

    • B. 

      Sir Robert Peel

    • C. 

      Henry Fielding

    • D. 

      Jonathan Wild

  • 35. 
    The focus of the _____________ was the investigation of "index" offenses: serious crimes such as murder, robbery, and rape.
    • A. 

      RAND study

    • B. 

      Uniform Crime Reports (UCRs)

    • C. 

      Federal Bureau of Investigation

    • D. 

      Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)

  • 36. 
    According to the PERF study both detectives and patrol personnel are too reliant on victim information for identification purposes, as opposed to checking leads from sources such as informants, witnesses, and other information sources in the police department.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    In one important study, the _____________ considered the roles played by detectives and patrol officers in the course of burglary and robbery investigations.
    • A. 

      Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)

    • B. 

      RAND study

    • C. 

      Uniform Crime Reports (UCRs)

    • D. 

      International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

  • 38. 
    The term forensic science refers to a practical knowledge of criminal law
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    The PERF study determined that in most burglary and robbery cases, a period of ______ (stretched over several days) was sufficient to close cases.
    • A. 

      Four hours

    • B. 

      Twenty-four hours

    • C. 

      Forty-eight hours

    • D. 

      Twelve hours

  • 40. 
    Computers use artificial intelligence to make inferences based on available information and to draw conclusions or make recommendations to the systems operators. These computer models are often called ________
    • A. 

      Expert systems

    • B. 

      Artificial intelligence controlled systems

    • C. 

      Databases

    • D. 

      Computer aided decision models

  • 41. 
    Developed in in the 1980's by the FBI in conjunction with the Institute for Defense Analyses, one of the best-known early criminal justice database (known as a relational database) was called _______.
    • A. 

      Big Floyd

    • B. 

      Deep Blue

    • C. 

      HAL

    • D. 

      NCAVC

  • 42. 
    The process of generating computer models to predict a terrorist's actions is known as ________
    • A. 

      Data mining

    • B. 

      Terrorist profiling

    • C. 

      Artificial intelligence

    • D. 

      Pre-planning awareness

  • 43. 
    The premise behind the criminal investigation field is that people make mistakes while committing crimes
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    The ability to draw conclusions based on critical thinking is known as ________. It is reasoning based on specific pieces of evidence to establish proof that a suspect is guilt of an offense.
    • A. 

      Deductive reasoning

    • B. 

      Inductive reasoning

    • C. 

      Critical reasoning

    • D. 

      Abductive reasoning

  • 45. 
    Reasoning that take us beyond what we know (our current evidence or information) to conclusions about what we don't know is  ________
    • A. 

      Deductive reasoning

    • B. 

      Inductive reasoning

    • C. 

      Critical reasoning

    • D. 

      Abductive reasoning

  • 46. 
      ________ is the process of proposing a likely explanation for an event that must be tested
    • A. 

      Deductive reasoning

    • B. 

      Inductive reasoning

    • C. 

      Critical reasoning

    • D. 

      Abductive reasoning

  • 47. 
    _______ is the use of rational skills, worldviews, and values to get as close as possible to the truth. It may occur whenever one judges, decides, or solves a problem.
    • A. 

      Critical thinking

    • B. 

      Deductive reasoning

    • C. 

      Scientific methodology

    • D. 

      Inductive logic

  • 48. 
    _______ consists of the collection of data through observation and experimentation and the formulation and testing of hypotheses.
    • A. 

      A scientific method

    • B. 

      Critical thinking

    • C. 

      An inductive conclusion

    • D. 

      Deductive reasoning

  • 49. 
    If a judge aggressively prosecutes drug offenders in his town, his actions are an example of proactive responses to the drug problem.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    In the United States, police forces usually blur the lines between order maintenance and crime investigation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    The preliminary investigation is the responsibility of the first arriving investigator at the scene
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 52. 
    The first duties of a police officer at the scene of a crime is to ________________
    • A. 

      Aid the injured

    • B. 

      Evaluate the situation

    • C. 

      Obtain basic information

    • D. 

      Interview witnesses

  • 53. 
    For the most part, the preliminary sourses of immediate information at a crime scene are __________
    • A. 

      Victims and witnesses

    • B. 

      Fingerprints

    • C. 

      Observations

    • D. 

      Tire and footwear impressions

  • 54. 
    When interviewing at a crime scene, eyewitnesses to the incident should be interviewed first.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False