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  1. Reports are generally categorized as:
  2. A ___ is a group of words that forms a grammatical unit, though not necessarily a complete sentence; it is considered nonrestrictive when it can be omitted without disturbing the correctness of the grammar.
  3. An ___ is a solemn and formal declaration or assertion made in place of an oath.
  4. An officer may write the statement for the interviewee if the interviewee does not ___.
  5. The three types of basic interview techniques include:
  6. ___ is the information regarding the nature of an incident.
  7. Answers to ___ help an officer assess how the interviewee handled a similar situation in the past. These types of questions can uncover additional information about the history of a situation or determine a behavioral pattern.
  8. If the person gives a statement but refuses to sign it, note ___.
  9. Links words and phrases and provides temporal, spatial, and logical relationships
  10. The reason for an incident is sometimes called the motive or the ___.
  11. The ___ conveys what or who is affected or receives the action of the verb. (pg. 173)
  12. A ___ is the result of combining two words.
  13. A custodial meeting, where information is obtained from a person, is referred to as ___.
  14. During this stage, the officer establishes rapport and builds understanding with the interviewee.
  15. ___ requires documenting more than a person's name; an officer must identify information such as names, addresses, all phone numbers, dates of birth (DOB) or ages, employment information, races, and genders.
  16. Acts as a substitute for a noun
  17. The ___ stage concludes the interview
  18. Organizing or ___ information will make writing the report easier and more efficient.
  19. Signs of nervousness, stress, and possible deception maybe ___ or ___.
  20. A ___ 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.
  21. ___ means that certain objects or qualities belong to a person or thing.
  22. 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.
  23. Describes, identifies, or quantifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb
  24. Names, persons, places, things,
    actions, qualities, beliefs
  25. Law enforcement personnel frequently say,___.
  26. ___ questions may include asking the interviewee for his or her name, date of birth, address, place of employment, and recent activities likely unrelated to the incident.
  27. A ___ 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.
  28. ___ helps build rapport and gain trust. (Pg. 159)
  29. ___ is the act or process of writing down brief pieces of information concerning an incident, event, activity, or statement.
  30. A report reflects an officer's ___ and ___, not only in writing skills, but also in all aspects of police work.
  31. An ___ is used to show possession or to create a contraction. Possession means that certain objects or qualities belong to a person or thing.
  32. Factors that influence the accuracy of an interview include ___ and ___.
  33. ___ help officers remember facts, complete the final investigative report, and prepare for deposition or trial.
  34. The ___ includes determining whom to interview, when to interview them, the order in which to interview them, where to interview them, what information to obtain, and how to record the interviews.
  35. A ___ is a written document which gives information about an event, situation, occurrence, or incident.
  36. During this stage, express an appreciation for the interviewee's time. Verify contact information from the interviewee in case additional questions come up in the future, and then summarize all information collected for the report.
  37. ___ are brief statements which indicate that the officer hears what the interviewee is saying and is inclined to hear more.
  38. Abbreviations for gender, ethnicity, and race are usually ___ and ___. (Pg. 155)
  39. When possible, avoid sitting or standing with your back to a ___.
  40. Organizing ___ means sorting information by date and time: from the first
    event to the last.
  41. An ___ is a vow or a pledge to tell the truth regarding an incident or occurrence.
  42. In some situations, an interviewee may be injured, sick, or incapacitated and unable to sign the statement. In such cases, the officer should ___.
  43. Connects words with other
    words, clauses (parts of sentences), and ideas
  44. There are three stages of a planned interview:
  45. Describes a noun or a pronoun
  46. ___ encourage conversation and require the interviewees to think, reflect, and provide their opinions and feelings.
  47. Generally, the ___ or ___ is the first person to be interviewed, then witnesses, followed by the suspect.
  48. Most jurisdictions
    require that a statement be ___.
  49. A ___ is written or oral facts that are stated under oath or penalty of perjury.
  50. ___ elicit only "yes" or "no" answers. They are used to get specific answers or help the interviewee refocus.
  51. Additional ways to take notes may include ___ and ___.
  52. A ___ is someone who reports a crime or alleges that a crime has been committed.
  53. The initial stage of the interviewing process is the ___.
  54. Expresses action, events, states
    of being
  55. ___ is the location of an incident is a legal requirement which proves jurisdiction.
  56. Florida law allows a person to make an ___ instead of an oath because of a religious or philosophical belief.
  57. Recreating the ___, which can be both physical and psychological, can enhance memory recall.
  58. Detecting ___ is a valuable skill that an officer can develop over time with practice and experience.
  59. Your ___ should be positioned on the side that is further
    away from the interviewee.
  60. While officers are allowed to be deceptive to a point, there are limitations on what an officer may say or do during an interview. Examples of officers' limitations include:
  61. The ___ of an incident is a legal requirement regarding the statute of limitation and right to a speedy trial.
  62. ___ 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.
  63. Making threats, promising leniency, and creating physical evidence for use during an interview are considered ___ when used and may suppress the legitimacy of admissions, confessions, and evidence that result from the interview.
  64. ___ is simply documenting the date and time that the incident occurred.
  65. What should you do as an officer if you cannot establish an exact date?
  66. Information may also be grouped by ___, such as by witnesses, victims, suspects,
    weapons used, and crime elements. This type of organization helps when completing report forms.
  67. ___ the interviewee prevents outside influences.
  68. When taking statements in languages other than English, a ___ is needed.
  69. A ___ is a group of words that lacks a subject, verb, or object or fails to express a complete thought.
  70. FCIC/NCIC stands for ___.
  71. Generally, the people that should be interviewed belong to one or more of the following five categories:
  72. During the ___ stage, the officer obtains information about the incident from the
    interviewee. Ask a variety of open-ended questions designed to collect as much
    information as possible.
  73. ___ are words that are easily confused in use and spelling. They sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.
  74. The ___ is probably the most misused punctuation mark.
  75. An ___ is a noncustodial meeting where information is obtained from a person.
  76. ___ involves asking questions designed to reveal cognitive memory through the five
    senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. When using the cognitive technique, ask interviewees questions related to who, what, where, when, why, and how.
  77. You repeat what the interviewee says but rephrase responses as questions and statements that help clarify information or elicit a more detailed response. Using proper language and tone of voice, which parallel those of the interviewee, conveys your willingness to listen and understand.