Db Ch8

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  • 1. 
    Undercover would could be characterized as a form of
    • A. 

      Stationary surveillance

    • B. 

      Interactive surveillance

    • C. 

      Tactical intervention

    • D. 

      Sexual harassment

  • 2. 
    Entrapment is when undercover agents:
    • A. 

      Prohibit someone from committing a crime

    • B. 

      Avoid their own involvement in a crime

    • C. 

      Finance a criminal activity

    • D. 

      Induce someone to commit a crime

  • 3. 
    One of the primary investigative tools used in working undercover are:
    • A. 

      Informants

    • B. 

      Agents of the opposite sex

    • C. 

      Drug dealers

    • D. 

      Lawyers

  • 4. 
    According to the tex, typically, the undercover officer:
    • A. 

      Rarely gets overtime pay

    • B. 

      Breaks the law while on duty

    • C. 

      Works with minimal direct supervision

    • D. 

      Develops a weight problem

  • 5. 
    The term "buy-bust" refers to which undercover operation?
    • A. 

      Purchasing illicit drugs

    • B. 

      Placing an individual under arrest

    • C. 

      Having an automobile accident while on duty

  • 6. 
    An officer who works with the undercover unit, but not in an undercover capacity, is often called:
    • A. 

      The covert officer

    • B. 

      The target officer

    • C. 

      The support officer

    • D. 

      The line officer

  • 7. 
    Suveillance is a process that allows investigators to:
    • A. 

      Work undercover

    • B. 

      Make arrests

    • C. 

      Observe a suspect without arousing their suspicions

    • D. 

      Pay an informant by using secret funds

  • 8. 
    Methods of surveillance inlcude:
    • A. 

      Foot surveillance

    • B. 

      Vehicle surveillance

    • C. 

      Fixed surveillance

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Typically, undercover work has been associated with drug enforcement
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    There is no reason why most police agencies should not utilize undercover agents
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Undercover officers are not permitted to break the law in order to enforce it
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A long-term undercover operation is typically called a "deep cover" operation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Whenever possible, the surveillance car should be occupied by more than one officer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Proactive investigations typically involve which type of crime?
    • A. 

      Fencing

    • B. 

      Robbery

    • C. 

      Vice

    • D. 

      Arson

  • 15. 
    Which informants information is probably the most valuable to an investigations success?
    • A. 

      A large city homeless person's

    • B. 

      A fellow law enforcement officer's

    • C. 

      A law abiding citizen's

    • D. 

      A criminal associate's

  • 16. 
    Which is the least problem or concern regarding the use of informants?
    • A. 

      Avoiding embarassment to the department

    • B. 

      Controlling the informant's behavior

    • C. 

      Proving the value of the informant's information

    • D. 

      Establishing the credibility of the informant in a court of law

  • 17. 
    Which is the best recommendation for maintaining control of an informant?
    • A. 

      Informants and police contacts should meet frequently

    • B. 

      Officers should promise to protect informants identities

    • C. 

      Police should allow informants great latitude in their activities

    • D. 

      Informants should be contacted by different officers on different occasions

  • 18. 
    Which person has been "flipped"?
    • A. 

      An associate of a crime family who is currently in the WISEC program after testifying in court

    • B. 

      Someone who has agreed to provide information about an associate in exchange for his own charges begin dropped

    • C. 

      An undercover informant who seeks to entrap a high level crime figure

    • D. 

      A police officer who has accepted bribes from crime figures in exchange for not filing charges

  • 19. 
    Which best describes the "two-pronged test" of using an informants comments in a court of law?
    • A. 

      The informants testimony is both reasonable and valuable

    • B. 

      The informants motivations are honest and plausible

    • C. 

      The informants identity is protected, and his or her credibility is established

    • D. 

      The informants information is reliable, and the source is clear

  • 20. 
    Which is a major problem with the use of informants?
    • A. 

      Finding willing and useful informants

    • B. 

      Avoiding entrapments of suspects

    • C. 

      Establishing workable procedures

    • D. 

      Maintaining secrecy

  • 21. 
    In which case did the Supreme Court adopt a "totality of the circumstances" approach to the use of informant information?
    • A. 

      Illinois v. Gates

    • B. 

      Spinelli v. United States

    • C. 

      Harris v. United States

    • D. 

      Aguilar v. Texas

  • 22. 
    The typical investigation involves a case in which no complainant exists
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    A police informant may legitimately conduct "controlled" undercover transactions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Informants and police contacts should be of the same gender
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    The Supreme Court case Aguilar v. Texas established the two-pronged test regarding an informant's information
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    The WITSEC program has operated successfully for nearly thirty years under the FBI's management
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    The informant is most typically used in cases in which there is no complainant
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Victims of a crime who have reported specific criminal activity to law enforcement are considered informants
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    A small-time criminal may allege to have inside information on high-level crime figures in a desire to associate with law enforcement officers. This motivation is sometimes called the _______
    • A. 

      Police complex

    • B. 

      Police informant

    • C. 

      Police associative disorder

    • D. 

      Police stigma

  • 30. 
    Police informants belong to their handler and are considered a resource of the investigator
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    A cardinal rule in working with informants is for the investigator to command control of the investigation, not the informant
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    _____________ acknowledged that the assumption that when an informant provided information that was damaging to him or her, that information was probably true
    • A. 

      Harris v. Unites States

    • B. 

      Spinelli v. United States

    • C. 

      Illinois v. Gates

    • D. 

      Aguilar v. Texas

  • 33. 
    In 1990, the case of __________ held that an anonymous tip, even in the absence of other corroborating information about a suspect, could form the basis for an investigatory stop when the information accurately predicts the "future" behavior of a suspect
    • A. 

      Alabama v. White

    • B. 

      Spinelli v. United Stated

    • C. 

      Harris v. United States

    • D. 

      Aguilar v. Texas

  • 34. 
    The WITSEC program has a ____ percent success rate in convictions of organized crime members by persons entering the program
    • A. 

      92

    • B. 

      96

    • C. 

      88

    • D. 

      90

  • 35. 
    Because undercover operations generally may be inititated without prior judicial authorization, the results are subject to strict scrutiny by the courts
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Operational discretion is exercised in determining what activites will be pursued, and administrative discretion is exercised in determining who will be targeted for investigation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    While in the "introduction" phase, if the suspect does not accept the officer, the informant should meet the suspect at a later time without the undercover officer to determine why he was suspcious
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    Arresting a suspect when he delivers contraband is a "buy-bust". What is the term used when allowing the suspect to leave to return at a later date to make futher delivieries?
    • A. 

      Buy-walk

    • B. 

      Walk-off

    • C. 

      Continuous buy

    • D. 

      Progressive buy

  • 39. 
    If allowing a suspect to walk or to allow an investigation to continue, nothing should be done to arouse the suspects suspicion and no arrests should be made in order to keep the identity of the informant hidden. This is known as ________
    • A. 

      Covering the informant

    • B. 

      Masking the informant

    • C. 

      Secreting the informant

    • D. 

      Hiding the informant

  • 40. 
    Due to an increase in high-level crime, the amount of investigators using "deep-cover" have increased gradually over the years
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    An officer should mix in a partial truth to his cover story to make himself sound more believable
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    _____ is the undercover officers worst enemy
    • A. 

      Panic

    • B. 

      Fear

    • C. 

      Identity

    • D. 

      Lying

  • 43. 
    During ______, a relationship is established between the officer and a suspect
    • A. 

      Infiltration

    • B. 

      Rapport building

    • C. 

      The introduction

    • D. 

      Support functions

  • 44. 
    After contact has been made between the officer and the suspect, the suspect's confidence should be gained steadily but slowly as to not arouse any suspicion
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False