77 Multiple choice questions
- Reports are generally categorized as:
___ 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.
- An ___ is a solemn and formal declaration or assertion made in place of an oath.
- An officer may write the statement for the interviewee if the interviewee does not ___.
- The three types of basic interview techniques include:
- ___ is the information regarding the nature of an incident.
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
- If the person gives a statement but refuses to sign it, note ___.
- Links words and phrases and provides temporal, spatial, and logical relationships
- The reason for an incident is sometimes called the motive or the ___.
- The ___ conveys what or who is affected or receives the action of the verb. (pg. 173)
- A ___ is the result of combining two words.
- A custodial meeting, where information is obtained from a person, is referred to as ___.
- During this stage, the officer establishes rapport and builds understanding with the interviewee.
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.
- Acts as a substitute for a noun
- The ___ stage concludes the interview
- Organizing or ___ information will make writing the report easier and more efficient.
- Signs of nervousness, stress, and possible deception maybe ___ or ___.
___ 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.
- ___ means that certain objects or qualities belong to a person or thing.
___ 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.
- Describes, identifies, or quantifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb
- Names, persons, places, things,
actions, qualities, beliefs
- Law enforcement personnel frequently say,___.
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.
___ 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
- ___ helps build rapport and gain trust. (Pg. 159)
- ___ is the act or process of writing down brief pieces of information concerning an incident, event, activity, or statement.
- A report reflects an officer's ___ and ___, not only in writing skills, but also in all aspects of police work.
___ is used to show possession or to create a contraction. Possession
means that certain objects or qualities belong to a person or thing.
- Factors that influence the accuracy of an interview include ___ and ___.
- ___ help officers remember facts, complete the final investigative report, and prepare for deposition or trial.
___ 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.
- A ___ is a written document which gives information about an event, situation, occurrence, or incident.
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
- ___ are brief statements which indicate that the officer hears what the interviewee is saying and is inclined to hear more.
- Abbreviations for gender, ethnicity, and race are usually ___ and ___. (Pg. 155)
- When possible, avoid sitting or standing with your back to a ___.
- Organizing ___ means sorting information by date and time: from the first
event to the last.
- An ___ is a vow or a pledge to tell the truth regarding an incident or occurrence.
some situations, an interviewee may be injured, sick, or incapacitated
and unable to sign the statement. In such cases, the officer should ___.
- Connects words with other
words, clauses (parts of sentences), and ideas
- There are three stages of a planned interview:
- Describes a noun or a pronoun
- ___ encourage conversation and require the interviewees to think, reflect, and provide their opinions and feelings.
- Generally, the ___ or ___ is the first person to be interviewed, then witnesses, followed by the suspect.
- Most jurisdictions
require that a statement be ___.
- A ___ is written or oral facts that are stated under oath or penalty of perjury.
- ___ elicit only "yes" or "no" answers. They are used to get specific answers or help the interviewee refocus.
- Additional ways to take notes may include ___ and ___.
- A ___ is someone who reports a crime or alleges that a crime has been committed.
- The initial stage of the interviewing process is the ___.
- Expresses action, events, states
- ___ is the location of an incident is a legal requirement which proves jurisdiction.
- Florida law allows a person to make an ___ instead of an oath because of a religious or philosophical belief.
- Recreating the ___, which can be both physical and psychological, can enhance memory recall.
- Detecting ___ is a valuable skill that an officer can develop over time with practice and experience.
- Your ___ should be positioned on the side that is further
away from the interviewee.
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:
- The ___ of an incident is a legal requirement regarding the statute of limitation and right to a speedy trial.
involves the rules and guidelines that govern a language's usage and
enable its users to have the same understandings of its sounds and
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
- ___ is simply documenting the date and time that the incident occurred.
- What should you do as an officer if you cannot establish an exact date?
- 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.
- ___ the interviewee prevents outside influences.
- When taking statements in languages other than English, a ___ is needed.
- A ___ is a group of words that lacks a subject, verb, or object or fails to express a complete thought.
- FCIC/NCIC stands for ___.
- Generally, the people that should be interviewed belong to one or more of the following five categories:
- 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.
- ___ are words that are easily confused in use and spelling. They sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.
- The ___ is probably the most misused punctuation mark.
- An ___ is a noncustodial meeting where information is obtained from a person.
- ___ 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.
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.