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  1. In a situation when you write the interviewee's statement, it isnot acceptable to paraphrase or summarize the statements that the interviewee provides.

          

  2. Contractions should not be used in law enforcement reportsexcept when documenting a direct quote.

          

  3. Generally, the people that should be interviewed belong to one or more of __________ categories.five

          

  4. reportis a vow or a pledge to tell the truth regarding an incident or occurrence.

          

  5. Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ did you call for help? __________ did the incident happen?Why

          

  6. The __________ of a sentence conveys what or who is affected or receives the action of the __________.statement

          

  7. An interviewee is likelyto answer open-ended questions with more detail.

          

  8. When taking field notes,it is important to note unique physical attributes that might later help identify a person, such as scars, body piercing, or tattoos.

          

  9. The __________ of a report usually includes the date and place of the incident, assignment and arrival time, the officer's name, the identity of the victim, suspect, or complainant, and the officer's initial actions.closing

          

  10. oathis a vow or a pledge to tell the truth regarding an incident or occurrence.

          

  11. While interviewing a juvenile, the officer shouldofficer safety is of paramount importance.

          

  12. If two complete sentences are not joined by a coordinating conjunction, use __________ to separate them.warm-up

          

  13. mirroringis a vow or a pledge to tell the truth regarding an incident or occurrence.

          

  14. Possessionis a solemn and formal declaration or assertion made in place of an oath.

          

  15. The names of people, cities, states, and streetscan be critically important to checking alibis given by suspects.

          

  16. When taking field notes,any additional information about a person such as height, weight, type of clothing, hair color and length, and unique mannerisms or speech patterns should be included.

          

  17. Individuals cannot be forced to provide statements;however, they can be subpoenaed and be required to appear in court.

          

  18. A __________ is defined as paragraphs (in a report) that contain specific details, pertinent information, and the elements of an incident.interview

          

  19. When taking statements in languages other than English,it is necessary to be familiar with agency policy regarding the use of translators.

          

  20. Before writing the report, it is necessaryto review the field notes to make sure that all specific facts are available.

          

  21. An officer can handle interviewees __________ involved with the incident by listening carefully to the interviewee, being polite, patient, and understanding, and encouraging the interviewee to disclose information.all

          

  22. A(n) __________ is someone who provides information in confidence about a crime, either from a sense of civic duty or in the expectation of some personal benefit or advantage, and whose identity is normally not disclosed until required by law.affirmation

          

  23. Agency and local court policiescan limit the number of times a child can be interviewed. (3 times)

          

  24. An officer can handle a __________ interviewee by evaluating whether the interviewee is physically and mentally able to participate in the interview. Also, the officer can build rapport, be aware of the interviewee's verbal and nonverbal cues, prompt the interviewee with primary and follow-up questions, and maintaining a relaxed and calm interview environment.talkative

          

  25. After completing an interview,is necessary and must be done with great care.

          

  26. complainantsomeone who reports a crime or alleges that a crime has been committed

          

  27. _________ is the technical vocabulary of a profession which has meaning specific to people who work in the particular field. For example, "Signal Zero," "I got your Six," and "smash and grab" are terms familiar to law enforcement officers but likely unfamiliar to civilians.Jargon

          

  28. What is the subject of the sentence, "John hit Monica."?John

          

  29. Interviews may be conductedwhether they are considered victims or suspects, should be documented.

          

  30. Once a report has been written, it must be evaluated.The officer should take the time to carefully examine the content of the report.

          

  31. When administering an oath,inform the interviewee of the need for a sworn, written statement and explain that such a statement must be made under oath.

          

  32. .__________: Officers should write their reports in active, rather than passive, voice. In active voice, the subject of the sentence comes before the verb and is clearly stated. For example: "Ann struck John with a frying pan" is active voice. In passive voice, the object and the subject switch places. For example: "John was struck with a frying pan by Ann" is passive voiceVoice

          

  33. A(n) __________ is a noncustodial meeting where information is obtained from a person.interview

          

  34. Officers normally use the video recording method (for an interviewee's statement)only in serious criminal cases.

          

  35. During the primary interview stage, the officer will ask a variety of __________ questions designed to collect as much information as possible.closing

          

  36. "Witnessed a bank robbery in progress while on patrol" is a __________.sentence fragment

          

  37. Days, months, and holidaysneed to be capitalized when writing reports.

          

  38. Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ did he throw the knife? __________ did the incident occur? An officer should use the answer provided to establish the jurisdiction where the incident occurred.Where

          

  39. Prior to recording the interview,officer safety is of paramount importance.

          

  40. jargon(writing in a normal continuous form, e.g., as used in this textbook) format, detailing a chronological sequence of events

          

  41. The __________ of an incident is a legal requirement regarding the statute of limitation and right to a speedy trial.when

          

  42. Officers can decide which people to interview at the scene of an incidentvictim(s)

    witnesses

    suspect(s)

    confidential informant

    complainant

          

  43. What is the verb of the sentence, "Anne punched Robert."?Jimmy

          

  44. A well-written report is important, becauseit aids the state attorney's office in prosecutions.

    it reduces legal liability for both the officer and the agency.

          

  45. For the __________ technique, ask the interviewee to think back to the original event, to recall the physical surroundings (time of day, workspace, etc.), as well as the emotional situation (rushed, bored, and so on).officer

          

  46. During the primary stage, answers to __________ questions help an officer assess how the interviewee handled a similar situation in the past.open-ended

          

  47. During an interview, the officer should ask questions aimed at establishing the _________.far removed

          

  48. Creating physical evidence for use during an interviewofficers must take certain steps to ensure that the interview will be successful.

          

  49. The purpose of an interview isto collect facts and establish what occurred during an incident.

          

  50. Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the comma rule to separate items in a series of three or more items.experience

    intellect

    age

    background

    education

          

  51. A report reflects an officer'scompetency and professionalism, not only in writing, but also in all aspects of police work.

          

  52. slanghelp officers remember facts about a particular call for service.

          

  53. Before asking the first question in an interview,officers must take certain steps to ensure that the interview will be successful.

          

  54. Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the use of a comma to separate nonrestrictive (unimportant) phrases in a sentence."The first robbery occurred on January 12, 2008, at 345 Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida."

          

  55. Officers have limitations onmaking threats during an interview.

          

  56. sentenceis a group of words that contains a subject (a noun), a verb (action), and an object (affected or receives action) and that expresses a complete thought.

          

  57. To evaluate the effectiveness of their interviewing skills,officers can compare the results of an interview with the case paperwork and other completed interviews from the case.

          

  58. The law does not require individualsto collect facts and establish what occurred during an incident.

          

  59. When administering an oath, advise the interviewee thatit is perjury to give false information in a statement.

          

  60. Even if the content of a report reflects a good investigation,numerous mechanical errors will distract from the message and reflect poorly on the writer's competence and professionalism.

          

  61. Identify the potential readers of a law enforcement incident reportsuspects, defendants, or people convicted of crimes

    defense and prosecuting attorneys

    city, county, or state officials

    other officers

    victims of their families

    insurance companies

    supervisors

    judges

    media reporters

    general citizens

          

  62. If the who, what, when, where, why and how of the incident can be answered by the interview,name through FCIC/NCIC

    if the individual is a wanted person

    background information

          

  63. The __________ of an incident represents everyone who may have information about what happened.who

          

  64. It is important to make sure you use proper verb tenses when writing reports;vocabulary

    capitalization

    punctuation

    spelling

    grammar

          

  65. Florida law doesneed to be capitalized when writing reports.

          

  66. What should an interviewer do?obtain all pertinent information relating to the incident

    determine whether to administer Miranda warnings or an oath or affirmation

    follow agency interview policies and procedures

    compare collected information with other case information

          

  67. Organizing __________ means sorting information by date and time: from the first event to the last.chronologically

          

  68. A(n) __________ is someone who reports a crime or alleges that a crime has been committed.oath

          

  69. During the __________ stage, the officer should verify contact information from the interviewee in case additional questions come up in the future, and then summarize all information collected for the report.primary

          

  70. While interviewing a juvenile, the officer should noteyou must read it to ascertain completeness before the interviewee signs the document.

          

  71. sworn statementis a permanent, verbal, or written record of a person's account of an incident or occurrence that may or may not be made under oath or affirmation.

          

  72. If a witness makes an audio recording of his or her statement, what information does the officer need to state on the recording?suspects, defendants, or people convicted of crimes

    defense and prosecuting attorneys

    city, county, or state officials

    other officers

    victims of their families

    insurance companies

    supervisors

    judges

    media reporters

    general citizens

          

  73. An officer can handle a(n) __________ interviewee by considering the safety of all concerned, by giving Miranda warnings (when applicable), by not stereotyping, pre-judging, ridiculing, or bullying the interviewee, and by being honest and straightforward.suspect

          

  74. Some agencies recommend or requirethe use of all capital letters when writing reports.

          

  75. When identifying potential interviewees, youobtain all pertinent information relating to the incident

    determine whether to administer Miranda warnings or an oath or affirmation

    follow agency interview policies and procedures

    compare collected information with other case information

          

  76. In a situation when you write the interviewee's statement,this should be indicated in the officer's notes.

          

  77. The __________ stage concludes the interview, and the officer should express an appreciation to the interviewee for his or her time.closing

          

  78. What are the elements that should be included when structuring a report?ensure that the person understands whether the interview is custodial or non-custodial.

          

  79. These are the basic facts that field notes should include.Where did the incident take place? When did the incident take place? Who was involved? What happened? How did it happen? Why did it happen? Actions taken by the officer-

          

  80. During an interview, officers should avoid asking questions, such as, "And then she hit you with the bat, right?" This is an example of a(n) __________ question, which is framed to evoke a specific response from the interviewee.primary

          

  81. sentence fragmentis a permanent, verbal, or written record of a person's account of an incident or occurrence that may or may not be made under oath or affirmation.

          

  82. In an interviewee submits a written statement,the officer should write the reason the person was unable to sign the statement.

          

  83. In report writing, __________ organization is especially useful when writing a narrative and allows you to easily explain what happened, when, and in what order.chronological

          

  84. The names of specific organizations and buildingsmay be a mystery during the initial investigation and may never be discovered.

          

  85. Interviews should be conducted __________ or shortly after a crime in order to obtain the most accurate and helpful information.immediately

          

  86. An individual who cannot speak English can write a written statement in his or her own __________ .language

          

  87. Commas are inserted in the report whenever the writer desires a pause.it is perjury to give false information in a statement.

          

  88. A custodial meeting, where information is obtained from a person, is referred to as a(n) __________.interrogation

          

  89. Geographic locationsis a group of words that lacks a subject, verb, or object or fails to express a complete thought.

          

  90. proseit is important to include facts about the interviewee such as name, address, date of birth and other basic facts, because these questions help the interviewee get used to answering questions while the officer writes.

          

  91. Officers should take notesoffer an opinion or interpretation of events.

          

  92. When writing a report, consider using a different wordthe officer should ensure that all recording equipment functions properly.

          

  93. When taking notes,allow a person to make an affirmation instead of an oath.

          

  94. The __________ of a sentence states the action, existence, or state of being of the subject.when

          

  95. How do notes (taken during an interview) help?may be injured, sick or incapacitated and unable to sign the statement.

          

  96. "The gun on the floor next to the body" is a __________.sentence

          

  97. While interviewing a juvenile, what does the officer need to consider about the interviewee (to understand the nature of the interview)?alternating

          

  98. __________: specifies how an incident occurred. This should include what was used to commit the offense.Voice

          

  99. In some situations, an intervieweeengaging interviewees in friendly conversation and asking non-threatening questions to establish how the interviewee normally behaves and physiologically functions.

          

  100. minimal encouragersare brief statements which indicate that the officer hears what the interviewee is saying and is inclined to hear more. Examples include "Okay," and "Go on," and "Then what?"

          

  101. Writing notes while interviewing a witness may cause an officer to not hear some of the witness's statement. A good technique is to listen and ask the witness to pause so that you can write down the information. This __________ method will permit you to hear and record information accurately from witnesses.alternating

          

  102. Audio recorded questioning .do not encourage conversation and require the interviewees to think, reflect, and provide their opinions and feelings.

          

  103. How do field notes help when writing reports?capitalize titles of professionals only when names are used.

          

  104. An officer's field notesshould contain information regarding the actions taken during the investigation.

          

  105. An officer can handle a(n) __________ interviewee by establishing rapport, stating the purpose of the interview, and speaking in a subdued tone of voice.immediately

          

  106. If a particular person is not interviewed, the officer.to collect facts and establish what occurred during an incident.

          

  107. Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the use of a comma between two or more adjectives when the adjective before the noun changes what the noun is."He threw the white toaster oven at me."

          

  108. During the ___________ stage, the officer establishes rapport and builds understanding with the interviewee.cooperative

          

  109. affirmationis a solemn and formal declaration or assertion made in place of an oath.

          

  110. To evaluate for errors, what should be considered when writing a report?introduction

    conclusion

    body

          

  111. Written statements and recorded electronic evidencemust be made under oath or affirmation.

          

  112. When writing reports, a(n) __________ is the result of combining two words.contraction

          

  113. At the end of the audio recording (for a witness's statement), the officer should say,"This now concludes the statement of __________, regarding incident __________, case number __________. The time is now __________."

          

  114. A well-written report is important, becauseit saves the department time and expense.

          

  115. Officers must record factsshould contain information regarding the actions taken during the investigation.

          

  116. In a situation when you write the interviewee's statement,you must read it to ascertain completeness before the interviewee signs the document.

          

  117. Statements may includeis a permanent, verbal, or written record of a person's account of an incident or occurrence that may or may not be made under oath or affirmation.

          

  118. The longer you delay writing down what you see or hear,the information collected should be documented in accordance with agency policies and procedures, including all necessary evidentiary form or log entries.

          

  119. When asking an individual to provide a __________ , explain the reason(s) for the request and be clear about what information (who, what, when, where, why, and how of the incident) the individual should include.written statement

          

  120. In a situation when the officer writes the interviewee's statement, the officer should read the written statement back to the interviewee, make any needed corrections, and ask the witness to date and sign the statement or __________ .you ask questions or have the individual relay the information in his or her words while you write the statement down.

          

  121. The __________ should ask evenly spaced, nonthreatening, open-ended questions about the crime. These questions usually require more than "yes" or "no" answers.interviewer

          

  122. When writing probable cause affidavits, you must check the __________ or the Criminal Jury Instructions to review and comply with the elements of the offense for which the probable cause is to be established.you must record the personal identification information of the suspect

          

  123. The attitudes of potential witnesseswill help the officer decide the order in which to conduct the interviews.

          

  124. The spell check feature (on the computer) does not alwaysindicate whether the correct word has been used, only if the word has been misspelled.

          

  125. If using a direct quote (when writing a report),the officer must place quotation marks around the person's words.

          

  126. The probable cause affidavit is a statement of all evidence against a suspect.false

          

  127. Determining if the information from the interview is suitable for submission to courtthe person providing the statement should read the oath printed on the statement form and sign his or her name to indicate that the information contained is correct and factual.

          

  128. Information contained in witness statements .may be admissible in court and could help solve a crime or identify additional suspects or witnesses who have information about the crime, incident, or occurrence

          

  129. What is the object of the sentence, "Louise slapped Jimmy."?John

          

  130. Additional ways to take notesit is important to include facts about the interviewee such as name, address, date of birth and other basic facts, because these questions help the interviewee get used to answering questions while the officer writes.

          

  131. Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ were you with? __________ was involved? __________ do you think did it? __________ is the victim?Who

          

  132. When writing reports, quotation marks are used when paraphrasing or summarizing a person's statement.if you are unsure of the spelling of a word.

          

  133. A(n) __________ is a permanent, verbal, or written record of a person's account of an incident or occurrence that may or may not be made under oath or affirmation.statement

          

  134. What does the pre-interview process include?where to interview

    the order of interviews

    determining whom to interview and when to interview them

    what information to obtain

    how to record the interviews

          

  135. Identify common proceedings in which a police report may be useddepositions

    civil proceedings

    criminal trials

    workers' compensation cases

    criminal case-filing

    probation and parole hearings

    internal affairs investigations

    pretrial proceedings

    appeals in criminal and civil cases

    victim restitution hearings

    drafting probable cause affidavits

    research

          

  136. While truthful interviewees may display behavioral or physiological indications of deception,document how the person consented to the interview.

          

  137. Audio and video-recorded statementsmust be made under oath or affirmation.

          

  138. homophonesomeone who reports a crime or alleges that a crime has been committed

          

  139. A person may object totaking an oath because of a religious or philosophical belief.

          

  140. A sentence __________ is a group of words that lacks a subject, verb, or object or fails to express a complete thought.sentence

          

  141. When writing a report, .have another person proofread your report to help ensure that you use the correct words

          

  142. Whatever interview location the officer chooses, it should be safe, out of the weather, and as __________ as much as possible from other witnesses, victims, and suspects.far removed

          

  143. reason for an incident is sometimes called the motive or the __________.why

          

  144. Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the use of a comma between two or more adjectives when they separately describe the same noun."The inmate used a small, metal object to cut his own arm."

          

  145. How can an officer handle a hostile interviewee?to obtain a truthful statement, admission, or confession.

          

  146. The __________ of a sentence denotes what or who performs an action.it is necessary to be familiar with agency policy regarding the use of translators.

          

  147. When organizing a report, information may be grouped by __________, such as witnesses, victims, suspects, weapons used and crime elements.False

          

  148. When structuring a report, the __________ of the narrative is the detailed chronological account of the incident. This section includes the investigative actions the officer took. It must address the elements of the incident.body

          

  149. Officers have limitations ofmaking threats during an interview.

          

  150. When writing a probable cause affidavit,you must record the personal identification information of the suspect

          

  151. A probable cause affidavit mustis written or oral facts that are stated under oath or penalty of perjury.

          

  152. While interviewing a juvenile, the officer shouldensure that the person understands whether the interview is custodial or non-custodial.

          

  153. Closed-ended questionsbegins the same way as verbal questioning, or the interviewees can be asked to narrate what happened in their own words

          

  154. If a person gives a written statement but refuses to sign it, the officer should note"_________".ensure that the person understands whether the interview is custodial or non-custodial.

          

  155. Taking notes during an interviewcomplete the final investigative report

    other officers to acclimate themselves to the case later on

    officers remember facts

    prepare for deposition or trial

          

  156. A(n) __________ statement is written or oral facts that are stated under oath or penalty of perjury.oath

          

  157. The motive for an incidentcan be critically important to checking alibis given by suspects.

          

  158. When writing a statement, individuals should describe, to the best of their recollection, what was involved in the incident.every weapon

    all property

    every event

    every vehicle

    every person

          

  159. A __________ is a group of words that contains a subject (a noun), a verb (action), and an object (affected or receives action) and that expresses a complete thought.fragment

          

  160. Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ happened? __________ did you see? __________ were the circumstances? __________ offense was committed?What

          

  161. When writing a report, __________ information may result in the wrong person being arrested or in an acquittal of a guilty person.if you are unsure of the spelling of a word.

          

  162. Select the INCORRECT sentence that results in improper punctuation.Where did the incident take place? When did the incident take place? Who was involved? What happened? How did it happen? Why did it happen? Actions taken by the officer-

          

  163. __________ are brief statements which indicate that the officer hears what the interviewee is saying and is inclined to hear more. Examples include "Okay", and "Go on", and "Then what?"the officer annotes the phrase: "Dictated by __________ and written by Officer __________ ".

          

  164. A(n) __________ is a solemn and formal declaration or assertion made place of an oath.confidential informant

          

  165. __________ involves the rules and guidelines that govern a language's usage and enable its users to have the same understandings of its sounds and symbols.Grammar

          

  166. An officer can handle a(n) __________ interviewee by establishing the purpose of the interview, being patient, and asking closed-ended questions to redirect the interviewee back to the subject of the interview.talkative

          

  167. The content of the narrative report should answer certain key questions. Which question does it NOT need to answerpast tense because the events have already occurred.

          

  168. Noteshelp officers remember facts about a particular call for service.

          

  169. __________ questions elicit only "yes" or "no" answers.Closed-ended

          

  170. A __________ is a written document which gives information about an event, situation, occurrence or incident.sentence

          

  171. If the opportunity to speak with a witness at the scene is not available,Maintain a neutral demeanor.

    Establish control of the interview.

    Try to reduce the interviewee's stress and anxiety.

    Do not argue with the interviewee.

    Ask direct questions.

    Follow safety precautions, including checking for a weapon.

          

  172. Notes help officers remember a person's exact statement; however, it's better to rely on memory alone.False

          

  173. __________: is the information regarding the nature of an incident.What

          

  174. Answers to general, open-ended questions, such as-"Can you describe what happened?"-can help identify potentialinterviewees

          

  175. Law enforcement personnel frequently say,past tense because the events have already occurred.

          

  176. __________ are words that are easily confused in use and spelling. They sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.Voice

          

  177. Officers must properly identify the correct name and number of the __________ violated. If the narrative accurately describes and outlines the elements of the crime but does not state the classified crime or crimes, the content of the report can be called into question.sentence

          

  178. narrativeto begin taking notes early in the interview and investigation.

          

  179. _________ are normally the primary source documents that an officer will use when writing reports.Field notes

          

  180. An officer's field notes shouldjump to conclusions about motive or intent based on the first or loudest witness.

          

  181. Factors that influence the success of an interview include what?having privacy, which helps build rapport and gains trust

    the location of the interview

    an atmosphere that will encourage honesty and forthrightness from the interviewee

    isolating the interviewee, which prevents outside influences

    a good physical and emotional comfort level

          

  182. When conducting interviews,it is important to include facts about the interviewee such as name, address, date of birth and other basic facts, because these questions help the interviewee get used to answering questions while the officer writes.

          

  183. Select the correct sentence below (that demonstrates the comma rule) for using a comma to separate two complete sentences joined by a coordinating conjunction."The inmate used a small, metal object to cut his own arm."

          

  184. An officer should neverall throughout the information collection process.

          

  185. Brand namesis a vow or a pledge to tell the truth regarding an incident or occurrence.

          

  186. if you are uncertain of the proper spelling of a witness's name (when writing a report),ask the witness to spell it. If a witness is not sure of the spelling of another subject's information, write the word phonetically and try to find the correct spelling later.

          

  187. commonly accepted abbreviationdate of birth /DOB
    Black/ B
    suspect /S
    phone / ph
    female / F
    victim / V
    afternoon or evening / p.m
    turned over to / tot
    Asian / A
    hour / hr
    year / yr
    time of day/ tod
    years of age / yoa
    also known as/ aka
    White/ W
    male/ M
    mile/ mi
    month/ mo
    minute/ min
    mile/ mi
    morning/ a.m
    no middle initial/
    witness / W

          

  188. The initial stage of the interviewing process is the __________.document how the person consented to the interview.

          

  189. Once you understand an interviewee's normal behavior,you should transition to asking questions related to the incident, continuing to observe any changes in the interviewee in correlation to specific questions asked.

          

  190. All interviews with children,any additional information about a person such as height, weight, type of clothing, hair color and length, and unique mannerisms or speech patterns should be included.

          

  191. A(n) __________ is a vow or pledge to tell the truth regarding an incident or occurrence.What

          

  192. Identify the important people to interview regarding an incident.where to interview

    the order of interviews

    determining whom to interview and when to interview them

    what information to obtain

    how to record the interviews

          

  193. __________ is a technique in which the interviewer acts as if he or she is looking into the mirror, seeing the interviewee as a reflection of him- or herself.Mirroring

          

  194. select the correct sentence that demonstrates using a comma when writing dates and addresses."The fingerprints, which I found on the window, belong to the victim."

          

  195. If a person refuses to give a statement,this should be indicated in the officer's notes.

          

  196. When using the __________ technique, ask interviewees questions related to who, what, where, when, why, and how.five

          

  197. If an interviewee is unable to sign the statement,the officer should write the reason the person was unable to sign the statement.

          

  198. The goal of an interview isto obtain a truthful statement, admission, or confession.

          

  199. A witnessing __________ should notarize the written statement (in a situation when the officer writes the interviewee's statement).the case number

    the type of crime

    the day and date of the interview

    the names of other people present

    his or her name

    administer oath or affirmation

    the incident to be discussed

          

  200. There are limitations onneed to be capitalized when writing reports.

          

  201. Improper punctuationcan result in confusing or even misleading reports.

          

  202. What are common incidents that may require law enforcement written reports?where to interview

    the order of interviews

    determining whom to interview and when to interview them

    what information to obtain

    how to record the interviews

          

  203. While interviewing a juvenile,the officer should document the method of communication applied.

          

  204. Officers are allowedto be deceptive to a point during an interview.

          

  205. An officer can handle a(n) __________ interviewee by establishing rapport, confirming the interviewee's observations and statements, asking direct questions, and not confusing or frustrating the interviewee.uncooperative

          

  206. When writing reports, a(n) __________ is used to show possession or to create a contraction.apostrophe

          

  207. __________ involves asking questions designed to reveal cognitive memory through the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.narrative

          

  208. Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the use of a comma to introduce a quote."The inmate used a small, metal object to cut his own arm."

          

  209. Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ can I help you? __________ did the incident happen?arrest

          

  210. __________ may be taken from anyone-witnesses, suspects, and victims-who has information about any crime, incident, or occurrence.How

          

  211. It is bestto begin taking notes early in the interview and investigation.

          

  212. Individuals can not be forcedto provide statements by officers.

          

  213. While administering an oath or affirmation, instruct the interviewee to raise his or her right hand and ask,"Do you swear or affirm that the statement you are about to give is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge?"

          

  214. Reports are generally categorized as: offense reports, probable cause affidavits, and __________.must explain reasons for not doing so in a report

          

  215. Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the use of a comma after an introductory clause."When the alarm sounded, the burglar ran from the store."

          

  216. Proof of criminal intentsomeone who provides information in confidence about a crime, either from a sense of civic duty or in the expectation of some personal benefit or advantage, and whose identity is normally not disclosed until required by law.

          

  217. Written statements and audio or video-recorded statementspast tense because the events have already occurred.

          

  218. confidential informantare brief statements which indicate that the officer hears what the interviewee is saying and is inclined to hear more. Examples include "Okay," and "Go on," and "Then what?"

          

  219. Most jurisdictions requirethat a statement be sworn.

          

  220. In preparing for an interview, an officer should check what information for the interviewee?name through FCIC/NCIC

    if the individual is a wanted person

    background information

          

  221. When using the __________ technique, you repeat what the interviewee says but rephrase responses as questions and statements that help clarify information or elicit a more detailed response.mirroring

          

  222. If an interviewee does not read or write, or for any other acceptable limitation,the officer may write the statement for the interviewee.

          

  223. During the primary stage, __________ questions are used to get specific answers or help the interviewee refocus.open-ended

          

  224. The time of an incidentcan be critically important to checking alibis given by suspects.

          

  225. Information contained in witness statements can be used for what purposes?may be admissible in court

    file an affidavit

    obtain a warrant

    establish probable cause

    complete a report

          

  226. The __________ of a report explains how the officer resolved the situation or handled the obtained information. It includes any citations issued or arrests made, if applicable, and documents with appropriate criminal charges.conclusion

          

  227. If using a computer to write a report,the officer must place quotation marks around the person's words.

          

  228. An officer should notjump to conclusions about motive or intent based on the first or loudest witness.

          

  229. During the __________ stage, the officer obtains information about the incident from the interviewee.primary

          

  230. ___________ consists of informal, nonstandard words often characterized by regional or specific group usage. Examples might include "geekin," "trippin," "chill," "dawg," and "my bad".What

          

  231. Before writing the probable cause affidavit, you should review __________ statements, offense or supplemental reports, and evidence.duplicate of the offense report.

          

  232. The proper __________ to interview will depend on various factors, including the physical and emotional state or condition of the interviewee.time

          

  233. If possible, the officer can ask a witnessto sign the statement, if the interviewee is unable to sign it.

          

  234. When writing probable cause affidavits, also known as __________ affidavits, you must write legibly and use the approved agency or jurisdiction form.witness

          

  235. "The gun was lying on the floor next to the body" is a __________.sentence

          

  236. Generally, the __________ or victim is the first person to be interviewed, but officer safety and scene security factors may dictate otherwise.complainant

          

  237. Interviewing __________ people with knowledge of the incident is important.by asking people around the scene some general questions and seeking information from anyone who knows something about the incident.

          

  238. Law enforcement reports are written into be deceptive to a point during an interview.

          

  239. Officers should always administer an oath or affirmation fordate of birth /DOB
    Black/ B
    suspect /S
    phone / ph
    female / F
    victim / V
    afternoon or evening / p.m
    turned over to / tot
    Asian / A
    hour / hr
    year / yr
    time of day/ tod
    years of age / yoa
    also known as/ aka
    White/ W
    male/ M
    mile/ mi
    month/ mo
    minute/ min
    mile/ mi
    morning/ a.m
    no middle initial/
    witness / W

          

  240. Field notes can be organized __________ or categorically.chronologically

          

  241. "I saw the gun lying on the floor next to the body" is a __________.why

          

  242. An officer can handle a(n) __________ interviewee by establishing control of the interview and keeping his or her composure.suspect

          

  243. __________: Write reports in the first or third person, depending on agency policy. First person would be, "I saw",... "I spoke",... and "I arrived". Third person would be, "The officer saw",... "The officer spoke",... and "the officer arrived" .What

          

  244. When taking statements in languages other than English,it is important to note unique physical attributes that might later help identify a person, such as scars, body piercing, or tattoos.

          

  245. An officer's interview field notes will contain facts about what?should contain information regarding the actions taken during the investigation.

          

  246. At the beginning and the end of a written statement (that the officer writes for the interviewee),Minimal encouragers

          

  247. The probable cause affidavit is aduplicate of the offense report.

          

  248. During the __________ stage, begin by explaining the purpose of the interview and describe why the information is important and how it will be collected and used.victim

          

  249. When conducting an interview, begin byto obtain a truthful statement, admission, or confession.

          

  250. When writing reports,capitalize titles of professionals only when names are used.

          

  251. Florida law, as per Florida s. 117.10, F.S., provides law enforcement officers with the authority to administer oaths while __________ . However, this does not certify officers as notaries; to become a notary, they have to complete the normal appointment process.suspects, defendants, or people convicted of crimes

    defense and prosecuting attorneys

    city, county, or state officials

    other officers

    victims of their families

    insurance companies

    supervisors

    judges

    media reporters

    general citizens

          

  252. Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ did you realize something was happening? __________, in terms of date and time, did the incident occur?Why

          

  253. statementis a permanent, verbal, or written record of a person's account of an incident or occurrence that may or may not be made under oath or affirmation.

          

  254. The __________ of an incident is a legal requirement which provides jurisdiction and is generally one of the first pieces of information an officer will obtain.location