CRJ Midterm

  1. The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force, or threat of force, or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear, is the UCR definition of the crime of:
  2. The unlawful taking, carrying, leading,or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another, is the UCR definition of the crime of:
  3. Crime Rates in the US have been on the __________ over the past several years.
  4. When a law enforcement agency clears an offense, it means that it has ___________ the case.
  5. The UCR allows a law enforcement agency to clear a case __________ when circumstances that are beyond the agency's control prevent the actual arrest and charging of the offender.
  6. What has the highest clearance rate of all crimes?
  7. This has a way of graphically showing the frequency of crime in the US.
    Crime Clock
  8. The arrest of juveniles (under 18) has declined by  what percent between 2000 and 2009?
  9. Who makes up approximately 13 percent of the population of the US, yet comprises 28.35 of all arrests in 2009?
  10. According to some research, there are more ____________ in American that there are people.
    Privately owned guns
  11. The laws that are written by the IRS to regulate the tax regulations would be an example of ____________ law.
  12. "The guilty act"
    Actus Reus
  13. "the guilty mind"
    Mens rea
  14. Crimes that do not require that criminal intent be present are called ______________ crimes.
    Strict liability
  15. "the body of the crime"
    Corpus delicti
  16. A criminal offense that is punishable by death or incarceration in a prison facility for at least one year
  17. Justifications defenses include:
    Self-defense and necessity
  18. This can be used when the defendant can show that they should not be held criminally liable for an offense because there was no criminal intent present.
    Legal excuse
  19. The inducement of a person by a government agent to commit a crime that they were not predisposed to commit is called:
  20. When an accused persona can provide evidence that they were at a location other than at the crime scene at the time of the crime, they have this:
  21. He persuaded the British Parliament to pass the London Metropolitan Police Act in 1829.
    Sir Robert Peel
  22. Three distinct levels fo law enforcement in the US today.
    Federal, state, and local
  23. The FBI was established in 1908 by:
    President Theodore Roosevelt
  24. Every state has a state highway patrol or a state police agency except:
  25. The largest segment of law enforcement int he US is at this level:
    City (municipal)
  26. Chapter 6 discusses how many functions of the police in the US?
  27. The most controversial task (or function) that is assigned to police in the US is that of :
    Crime Prevention
  28. This is the backbone of police work:
  29. A strategy of policing that involves a working relationship between the police and the community
    community policing
  30. A problem solving model that is used by many police agencies throughout the US
    • SARA
    • Scanning
    • Analysis
    • Response
    • Assessment
  31. The authority that police officers have to use their individual judgment concerning decisions that they must make on a daily basis.
  32. The application of an amount and/or frequency of force greater than that required to compel compliance from a willing or unwilling subject
    Excessive force
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CRJ Midterm