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Crime Scene Investigation, Part I

Quiz by Seth L Hall

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  • Q1
    What should you always assume about every call you respond to?
    The victim will be cooperative
    You have the skills to respond without assistance
    You are walking into an active crime scene
    You will require authorization from a supervisor before making any decision
  • Q2
    What should you keep an eye out for when arriving at a crime scene?
    Signs of criminal activity
    All of these
    Potential suspects, victims, or witnesses
  • Q3
    What should you do with anyone you find at an active crime scene?
    Detain them for questioning
    Arrest them
    Identify and release them
    Remove them from the scene
  • Q4
    What rule allows you to check anyone on a crime scene for weapons if you feel your safety is in danger?
    The Terry Search
    A Probable Cause Search
    The Terry Frisk
    The Garner Initiative
  • Q5
    The perimeter officer at a crime scene must do what?
    Keep a written record of anyone who enters and leaves the scene
    Prevent any unauthorized persons from entering
    All of these
    Keep an eye out for evidence, witnesses, and suspects
  • Q6
    You arrive at a potential crime scene. What should be the very first thing you do?
    Establish a perimeter
    Interview anyone on scene
    Search for evidence
    Clear the area of any potential dangers
  • Q7
    You respond to a crime scene and observe a person fleeing the area. What should you do?
    Get a physical description for your report
    Allow them to flee the area as it is dangerous
    Pursue and detain them for questioning
    Identify and release them
  • Q8
    As a patrol officer, what should you always be carrying on you to prepare for a crime scene?
    A backup weapon
    Rubber gloves
    A knife
    Body armor
  • Q9
    This method of searching a crime scene involves officers moving across the scene in a series of straight lines which do not cross. What is it called?
    Line or linear method
    Length or width method
    Strip or parallel method
    Parallel or perpendicular method
  • Q10
    This method of searching a crime scene involves officers moving in a series of ever decreasing circles towards the center of the scene. What is it called?
    Circle method
    Spiral method
    Spin method
    Rounded method
  • Q11
    This method of searching a crime scene involves officers moving in a series of crossing, perpendicular lines across the entire scene, ensuring every spot is inspected at least twice. What is it called?
    Square method
    Chart method
    Grid method
    Perpendicular method
  • Q12
    This method of searching a crime scene involves officers being split into smaller areas which they are individually responsible for. What is it called?
    Zone method
    Spot method
    Section method
    Area method
  • Q13
    In the age of digital photography, why do we still need to draw a crime scene diagram in addition to taking photographs?
    Diagrams are more accurate than photos
    Diagrams are easier for juries to understand
    Diagrams allow for greater creative investigation
    Diagrams can depict scale and layout of an entire scene in ways individual photos cannot

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