Db Ch7

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  • 1. 
    Which is true regarding the nature of the criminal intelligence function?
    • A. 

      Overt intelligence collection is more commonly done than is covert intelligence collection

    • B. 

      The patrol division is especially useful in conducting covert intelligence activities

    • C. 

      Covert methods include the use of surveillance equipment, undercover agents, and informants

    • D. 

      Typically, the role of intelligence personnel is to receive information from line personnel

  • 2. 
    In which way are crimianl and intelligence functions different?
    • A. 

      Criminal investigations tend to be proactive in nature while intelligence ones are reactive

    • B. 

      Intelligence personnel tend to use deductive logic while criminal personnel tend to use inductive logic

    • C. 

      Criminal personnel are staff functions while intelligence personnel are line functions

    • D. 

      Intelligence files are generally closed while criminal files generally are open

  • 3. 
    Which best describes the goal of the RISS projects?
    • A. 

      To provide tactical intelligence information to guide decision making

    • B. 

      To aid state and local law enforcement agencies in sharing criminal intelligence

    • C. 

      To create a nation wide, strategic plan for intelligence collation

    • D. 

      To ensure a systematic method for data collection and target selection

  • 4. 
    Which illegal activities are most likely to be targets of an intelligence operation?
    • A. 

      Drug trafficking

    • B. 

      Bank robbery

    • C. 

      Pornography

  • 5. 
    Which is the first step in the intelligence gathering process?
    • A. 

      Collection

    • B. 

      Dissemination

    • C. 

      Target selection

    • D. 

      Collation and analysis

  • 6. 
    Which kind of organizations may be the subjects of an intelligence operation?
    • A. 

      Those with dangerous religious beliefs

    • B. 

      Those that attempt to control arms shipments

    • C. 

      Those that advocate the violent overthrow of the government

  • 7. 
    Which best describes the collation process?
    • A. 

      Comparing data by designing charts in sequence

    • B. 

      Listing the names of criminals in various crimes

    • C. 

      Providing information to different agencies

    • D. 

      Deleting data that is not relevant to the objective

  • 8. 
    Which best explains the utility of an investigation target?
    • A. 

      The value of the investigations findings

    • B. 

      The heinousness of the criminals activities

    • C. 

      The length of sentence the criminal will probably receive

    • D. 

      The amount of money the state will save by prosecuting the criminal

  • 9. 
    Which is the best example of the analysis chase?
    • A. 

      A flowchart

    • B. 

      A criminal profile

    • C. 

      Dissemination of information

    • D. 

      Meaningful interpretation of data

  • 10. 
    The preferred method of storing intelligence data is by index cards because of their simplicity and security
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Data collection is the hallmark of the intelligence function
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Event flow analysis is the most commonly used method of investigating drug kingpins
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The RISS projects are funded on a yearly basis by the United States Congress
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The heart of the RISS projects is a centralized database
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Each state in the United States is placed in one of ten RISS regions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The dissemination stage sees more breakdown than does any other stage
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Data integration is a method of conducting link analysis
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    It appears the intelligence function in the United States was first carried out by large-city police departments when:
    • A. 

      Immigrants first concentrated in urban areas of the country

    • B. 

      Prohibition fueled the criminal activities associated with bootlegging

    • C. 

      Organized crime began infiltrating police perosonnel

    • D. 

      Information gathering began post World-War II on suspected Communist organizations

  • 19. 
    The largest pecentage of terrorist attacks in the United States are bombings by:
    • A. 

      Special interest groups against local establishments in urban areas

    • B. 

      Lone individuals with anti-government ideals and beliefs

    • C. 

      Foreign terrorist groups whose primary purpose is to srike fear into citizens to convince them of the weakness of government

    • D. 

      Disgruntled citizens who feel wronged by their government and elected officials

  • 20. 
    ______________ by individual officers is at the heart of any intelligence operation
    • A. 

      Information gathering

    • B. 

      Documentation

    • C. 

      Criminal intelligence

    • D. 

      Informant information

  • 21. 
    Even the best of intelligence does not produce decisions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    ____________ includes personal interaction with people, many of whom are witnesses to crimes, victims of crimes, or the suspects themselves
    • A. 

      Overt information collection

    • B. 

      Covert information collection

    • C. 

      Intelligence gathering

    • D. 

      Criminal intelligence

  • 23. 
    _______ is the most common and includes a method known as intelligence gathering. This is a process of data collection on criminal acts that have not yet occured but for which the investigator must prepare.
    • A. 

      Overt information collection

    • B. 

      Covert information collection

    • C. 

      Intelligence extraction

    • D. 

      Criminal intelligence

  • 24. 
    Criminal intelligence gathering is one of the least understood aspects of criminal investigation and is one of the most valuable and underused resources
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    _________ is defined as knowledge of past, present, or future criminal activity that results from the collection of information that, when evaluated, provides the user with a basis for rational decision making
    • A. 

      Criminal intelligence

    • B. 

      Overt information collection

    • C. 

      Analysis

    • D. 

      Intelligence information