QUESTION 1 Nearly all police departments require a college education as a basic minimum requirement for employment. True False 0.

QUESTION 1

  1. Nearly all police departments require a college education as a basic minimum requirement for employment.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 2

  1. The background investigation is a very important part of the hiring process.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 3

  1. Most police departments will hire an applicant who has a felony conviction.  About 80% of departments use psychological testing as a part of the hiring process.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 4

  1. Mass hiring has often led to later problems because background investigations are not typically completed.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 5

  1. There is a universal consensus that policing is a craft where the necessary skills are acquired through on-the-job training (like plumbers and electricians).
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 6

  1. Police officers during the last 50 years of the 19th Century were very well trained.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 7

  1. There are acknowledged shortcomings to current academy training.
  2.  True
  3.  False

0.5 points  

QUESTION 8

  1. The San Jose Police Department developed the first Field Training Officer Program.
  2.  True
  3.  False

0.5 points  

QUESTION 9

  1. Police have always handled domestic violence calls formally, relying on arrest in most cases.
  2.  True
  3.  False

0.5 points  

QUESTION 10

  1. The Kansas City Preventative Patrol Experiment demonstrated the effectiveness of routine preventative patrol in deterring crime.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 11

  1. Many of Sir Robert Peel’s Principles still serve as a foundation in policing as we know it today.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 12

  1. In the mid-1800s American cities adopted only parts of the British model of policing.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 13

  1. The Kerner Commission linked police-community strife to the riots that occurred during the 1960s.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 14

  1. Early American police departments were heavily influenced by politics.
  2.  True
  3.  False

0.5 points  

QUESTION 15

  1. Problem-Oriented policing seeks to address the underlying condition that causes issues and problems
  2.  True
  3.  False

0.5 points  

QUESTION 16

  1. Broken windows theory is the theoretical foundation for Community-Oriented Policing
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 17

  1. Problem solving is a key component of problem-oriented policing, but not of community-oriented policing.
  2.  True
  3.  False

0.5 points  

QUESTION 18

  1. The main weakness of CompStat is that it does not include an assessment component.
  2.  True
  3.  False

0.5 points  

QUESTION 19

  1. Zero tolerance policing calls for a focus on disorder and minor crime.
  2.  True
  3.  False

0.5 points  

QUESTION 20

  1. Although there are more than 17,000 law enforcement agencies in the U.S., the majority are organized in much the same way.
  2.  True
  3.  False

0.5 points  

QUESTION 21

  1. Police spend the vast majority of their time fighting crime.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 22

  1. Research shows that response time is critically important to solving most crimes.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 23

  1. Despite the widespread adoption of community-oriented policing, there is evidence of a growing militarization of the police.
  2.  True
  3.  False

0.5 points  

QUESTION 24

  1. Reasonable suspicion is the standard of proof required for most formal police action, including arrest.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 25

  1. Police are never allowed to use deception during interrogations.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 26

  1. Many variables at different levels–environmental, organizational, and situational–have been shown to influence police discretion.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 27

  1. Research has shown that DARE is very effective in curtailing drug and alcohol use by children.
  2.  True
  3.  False

0.5 points  

QUESTION 28

  1. Identity theft is a relatively rare crime that has actually decreased in occurrence in recent years.
  2.  True
  3.  False

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QUESTION 29

  1. The name of the Federal program that seeks to increase the number of college-educated police officers on community patrol.
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