50 Multiple choice questions
- Occurrences seem to be faster or slower than they actually are.
- composed of the
sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.
- is the tendency of your eyes to fixate to one location.
- combine fine and gross motor skills using hand and eye coordination timed to a single event, such
as driving a vehicle
- Blood flow is restricted from the extremities and skin. The body pulls the blood away
from the arms and legs into the torso. This keeps the blood near vital organs in case of emergency and
also protects the arms and legs (our weapons) from losing blood in case of injury.
the part of the autonomic nervous system that is concerned especially with preparing the body to react to
situations of stress or emergency. This system activates what is often called the fight or flight response.
- coping mechanisms.
- totality of circumstances at the time of the
- means the subject is capable of acting on a plan to cause death or great bodily harm to the
officer or others. The subject's weapon often determines opportunity. For example, a suspect armed with a
knife may not be an immediate threat to an officer standing far away. However, the same person standing
closer or carrying a firearm certainly has the opportunity to carry out his intent to cause death or great
- Blood flows into the larger muscle groups providing oxygen to power flight and aid
- perception of self-harm.
- state of high arousal during or immediately following a critical incident.
- then deadly force is justified.
- is a term the court uses to refer to all facts and
circumstances known to the officer at the time, or reasonably perceived by the officer
as the basis for, a use of force decision.
- lower arousal
- Objects appear to be closer or farther than they actually are.
- are the
movements of the large or major muscles of the body, which are used in tasks such as running,
punching, or kicking.
- officers who are in a state of
high arousal later regret or do not recall the things they have said during this period of anxiousness. which reflects a series of statements brought on by a euphoric feeling of accomplishment the officer experiences after prevailing in the critical incident.
- move to Condition
Orange or Condition Red based on the appraisal of a given situation. Condition White and Condition Black
are not optimum states of readiness for officers on duty.
- limbic system, sympathetic nervous system, parasympathetic nervous system
- severity of the crime
• subject is an immediate threat
• subject's mental or psychiatric history, if known to the officer
• subject's violent history, if known to the officer
• subject's combative skills
• subject's access to weapons
• innocent bystanders who could be harmed
• number of subjects versus number of officers
• duration of confrontation
• subject's size, age, weight, and physical condition
• officer's size, age, weight, physical condition, and defensive tactics expertise
• environmental factors, such as physical terrain, weather conditions, etc.
- is a reasonably perceived, imminent threat to an officer or another person based on the subject's
actions, behaviors, words, or other indicators. It is a perception derived from the totality of
- is the officer's elevated mind-body state that occurs in the
presence of a perceived challenge or threat.
a color-coded illustration of how survival stress may affect an
officer's reaction to a perceived challenge or threat. The desired state
of awareness and readiness of an officer while on routine duty is
- fight, flight, posture, and submit.
- Due to physiological changes in the eye, vision may become distorted. Officers may
as see darkness around the edges of their vision (tunnel vision). Officers may also lose the ability to see
close objects with detail (farsightedness).
- seen by not only supervisors but also by a prosecutor, defense attorney, judge, and
potentially many others.
- is the officer's evaluation and assignment of challenge or threat
value to a stimulus.
- are mental shortcuts that allow people to solve problems and make judgments
quickly and efficiently.
- refer to the muscle control required to make small, precise movements, such as unlocking
handcuffs with a key.
- fear-induced stress or combat stress.
- is to completely relinquish control to another.
- Hearing may be diminished or amplified.
- vocal quality and speech pattern.
- refers to the subject having the means to carry out his or her intent to cause death or great bodily harm.
An officer must determine whether the subject has the necessary means to cause death or great bodily harm
to the officer or others. A weapon is not required; a subject must only have the apparent ability to carry out
his or her intention. If the subject seems physically able to cause death or great bodily harm, then he has the
ability. For example, a 6'4", 250-lb. muscular man threatening to do bodily harm to an officer does not
necessarily need a weapon. By virtue of his size and physical condition, he has the apparent ability.
- Increase in heart rate and respiration.
• Auditory Distortion:
• Visual Distortion:
• Loss of bladder and bowel control.
• Increased Reaction Time:
• Motor Performance Changes:
• Perceptual Time Distortion:
• Perceptual Space Distortion:
- Ability, Opportunity, Intent,
- sometimes called the rest and digest system, is the part of the autonomic
nervous system that is concerned with controlling the body during normal, routine situations.
- measure of anxiety caused by an appraisal of a stimulus that leads to an extreme state
- the parts of the brain that are especially focused on emotion and motivation) that
provides a survival response to the central nervous system.
- for balance.
- higher arousal.
- an officer gives him a command. The subject expands his chest and begins to speak
loudly, shouting, "You're not taking me!" He strikes his chest with his open hands while stepping back and
forth, side to side as he yells the same words over and over.
- psychological imbalance.
- the use of force.
- is not sufficient.