CRIM 435 CRIM435 Exam 2 (Variant 1)

CRIM 435 CRIM435 Exam 2 (Variant 1)

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CRIM 435 CRIM435 Exam 2 (VERSION 2) SPRING 2016

1.The federal Rodney King law (42 USC 14141) authorizes lawsuits by:

a.private citizens.

b.state attorneys general.

c.the U.S. Attorney General.

d.local district attorneys

e.all of the above

f.none of the above

2.One of the basic elements of COMPSTAT is that current crime data should mainly be made available to a select group of experts within the police department and not to all members of the department.

a.trueb.false

3.Order maintenance policing is associated with “keeping the peace”.

a.trueb.false

4.According to Muir’s typology of police styles, an officer who has passion but lacks perspective is a(n):

a.professional.

b.reciprocator.

c.avoider.

d.enforcer

5.According to our discussions, the standardized psychological tests (like the MMPI) used by police departments during the hiring process were not specifically designed to distinguish good from bad police officers.

a.trueb.false

6.Who was the New York Police Commissioner who implemented COMPSTAT and Broken Windows policing in New York in the 1990s?

a.Edwin Donovan

b.Darryl Gates

c.John O’Neill

d.William Bratton

7.What kinds of offenses are the focus of Broken Windows policing?

a.homicides and other serious felonies

b.crimes against workers

c.business crimes

d.quality of life offenses

8.According to our textbook and discussions, the Madison (Wisconsin) Police Department created ____________ police districts when it sought to change it department’s policing strategies in the 1980s and 1990s.

a.experimental

b.neighborhood

c.tactical

d.embedded

9.Why was COMPSTAT not as successful in New York as police management tool as its supporters had hoped?

a.Police supervisors tended to avoid more difficult problems in favor of easier ones.

b.Police fabricated data to make the outcomes of their efforts appear more successful than they were.

c.Police were more concerned about protecting their jobs than solving serious crime and social problems.

d.all of the above

e.none of the above

10.According to Muir’s typology of police styles, an officer who lacks passion and perspective is a(n):

a.professional.

b.reciprocator.

c.avoider.

d.enforcer

11.Patrol is typically the biggest unit in a typical American municipal police department.

a.trueb.false

12.One of the barriers to major change within police departments is ___________, which captures the notion that police departments tend to continue to do things the same way they have done them for decades for no better reason than it is the way things seemingly have always been done.

a.propulsion

b.stasis

c.inertia

d.paralysis

13.Police are never allowed to consider a person’s race when policing.

a.trueb.false

14.In “A Pattern of Suspicion”, the video’s producers found evidence that police in various cities were ticketing minority motorists at a higher rate than white motorists.

a.trueb.false

 

15.According to our discussions and our textbook, Chicago focused on various methods to convince the rank-and-file officers that proposed changes were good for them when Chicago began implementing major changes in the 1980s.  These attempts to “sell” the changes were examples of:

a.CHARM.

b.WHAM.

c.SERT.

d.PRIDE.

16.According to our textbook, ____________ refers to the development and use of new ideas and methods.

a.gentrification

b.articulation

c.innovation

d.encapsulation

17.According to our textbook, police departments that truly wish to be learning organizations should create an R&D unit.  R&D stands for:

a.report and deploy

b.review and declare

c.rights and duties

d.research and development

18.According to our textbook, goals are general statements of long-term purpose.

a.trueb.false

19.According to our textbook, police ___________ can be defined as the public’s confidence in the police as fair and equitable.

a.authenticity

b.legitimacy

c.validity

d.accountability

20.According to our textbook, which of the four major functions of the managerial process is defined as motivating others to perform various tasks that will contribute to the accomplishment of goals and objectives?

a.organizing

b.leading

c.planning

d.controlling

21.Assume the following:  the State College Police Department wishes to hire a new police officer.  They visit criminology/criminal justice programs at Penn State, Lock Haven, IUP, and Temple and ask professors at each of these universities to help them identify top students for the job.  The State College Police recruiters then actively recruit these top students to apply for the job.  According to our textbook, focusing recruiting efforts on identifying to best qualified applicants is an example of:

a.screening in.b.screening out.

22.According to our discussions and our textbook, attaining a minimum age is usually not one of the employment qualifications for police departments.

a.trueb.false

23.According to our textbook, a new approach to recruit training is PBL, which stands for:

a.positive-behavior learning.

b.police-beat learning.

c.pre-branded learning.

d.problem-based learning.

24.Assume the following:  Officer Doe quits her job with the State College Police Department and becomes a Philadelphia police officer.  According to our textbook, Doe’s change of jobs is an example of ____________ entry.

a.vertical

b.horizontal

c.lateral

d.cross-over

25.According to our textbook’s discussion of terrorism and patrol, ________ suggests that police should be aware of important celebrations, ideologies, and anniversaries of known terrorists.

a.event analysis

b.target-hardening

c.dual arrest

d.order maintenance

26.Organizations that use the classical management style are  __________ likely to have a hierarchical, pyramidal structure than organizations that use total quality management.

a.moreb.less

27.According to our discussions, a police officer who is mostly honest but occasionally accepts a free cup of coffee would be considered a:

a.cheese eater.

b.cake  eater.

c.candy eater.

d.grass eater.

 

 

28.A legitimate requirement for employment is known as a(n):

a.EEOC.

b.BFOQ.

c.LEMP

d.RIQA

29.The experienced officer who trains a rookie officer during his/her first weeks on the job is known as a(n):

a.APO

b.PAL

c.FTO

d.OPP

30.What type of Broken Windows policing did the NYPD implement in the 1990s?

a.zero tolerance

b.low tolerance

c.high tolerance

d.strict tolerance

31.According to our discussions, involving stakeholders (police officers and other police personnel) in the process of change is ____________ likely to produce permanent and desired changes.

a.lessb.more

32.Which police department was the first to be sued under the Rodney King law (42 USC 14141)?

a.Dallas

b.Atlanta

c.Milwaukee

d.Pittsburgh

33.When corruption is deeply embedded in a police department and is not just the work of a few corrupt officers, we can describe it as ______________ corruption.

a.broken record

b.rotten barrel

c.cracked jar

d.hollow jug

34.According to our discussions, federal law now requires all American police departments to report to the U.S. Department of Justice information about racial profiling.

a.trueb.false

35.According to our discussions, police officer who is involved in frequent and serious corruption (such as taking thousands of dollars in bribes) can be described as a(n):

a.fat eater.

b.fire eater.

c.meat eater.

d.pork eater.

36.According to our textbook, directed patrol is more proactive than general patrol.

a.trueb.false

37.According to our textbook, ___________ can be defined as an intensive, short-term increase in officer presence and arrests for specific types of offenses or for all offenses in specific areas.

a.enforcement blitzes

b.force maximization

c.crackdowns

d.target-rushes

38.According to our textbook, who usually conducts the preliminary investigation of a crime?

a.detectives

b.crime scene analysts

c.forensics officers

d.patrol officers

39.According to our textbook, police behavior can be described from universalistic or particularistic perspectives.  Which one of these perspectives focuses on ways that police officers are similar to each other?

a.universalisticb.particularistic

40.According to our textbook, police who adhere to the ___________ style of policing try to enforce the law – write a citation or make an arrest – if possible and view themselves as law enforcers.

a.watchman

b.service

c.legalistic

 

 

 

41.According to our textbook, a(n) ______________ is the acceptance of something of value, such as coffee, meals, and other small rewards in the course of the performance of one’s duty as a police officer.  These gifts and favors are relatively minor and may not appear to cause significant harm to the reputation or legitimacy of the officer’s department.

a.bribe

b.kickback

c.inducement

d.gratuity

42.Officer Jones often violates the rights of suspected drug dealers in order to harass them and disrupt their illegal business.  Jones knows that the dealers are unlikely to report him, and he justifies his misconduct as an effective way to keep drugs off the streets.  According to our textbook, his ends-justify-the-means misconduct is an example of __________________ corruption.

a.white-hat

b.good faith

c.noble-cause

d.silver-linings

43.According to our discussions, a(n) ____________ relationship exists when a citizen improperly gives a police officer something of value with the intention of influencing the officer’s actions.

a.quid pro quo

b.nunc pro tunc

c.ex post facto

d.mala in se

44.In the video, “Law and Disorder in New Orleans”, the video focused on police actions during and in the immediate aftermath of:

a.a bombing.

b.the Super Bowl.

c.a hurricane.

d.Mardi Gras.

45.In the video, “The Man Who Knew”, John O’Neill was:

a.a U.S. Marshal.

b.an FBI agent.

c.a DEA agent.

d.a CSI detective.

46.According to the “Police Recruitment Toolkit” (posted to Angel), which of the following strategies should police departments implement in order to improve the quality of recruits?

a.engage the community

b.enlist the support of the media

c.enhance web outreach

d.reach out to the young

e.all of the above

f.none of the above

47.In the “60 Minutes” video about police corruption, the Chicago police officer who was the centerpiece of the video consistently maintained that serious corruption no longer existed in Chicago.

a.trueb.false

48.All major American police departments/law enforcement agencies require a bachelor’s degree as a minimum educational qualification for employment.

a.trueb.false

49.Who was the New York police officer who exposed serious corruption in the NYPD in the 1960s and early 1970s?

a.Angelo Rizzuto

b.Tony Lazzeri

c.Frank Serpico

d.John Candelaria

50.Broken Windows policing is based on the notion that:

a.crime causes disorder.

b.disorder causes crime.

c.crime and disorder have a reciprocal effect on each other.

d.crime and disorder are caused by a third independent factor.


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