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  1. Closed-ended questionsMaking 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.

          

  2. PrivacyDuring 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.

          

  3. Sworn statementA ___ 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.

          

  4. PrimaryYour ___ should be positioned on the side that is further
    away from the interviewee.

          

  5. Non-threatening___ 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.

          

  6. Confidential InformantA ___ is someone who reports a crime or alleges that a crime has been committed.

          

  7. Define a range of dates as closely as possible.There are three stages of a planned interview:

          

  8. GrammarDuring 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.

          

  9. Notes___ help officers remember facts, complete the final investigative report, and prepare for deposition or trial.

          

  10. Mirroring, Minimal encouragers, and Cognitive interviewingThe three types of basic interview techniques include:

          

  11. Note taking___ help officers remember facts, complete the final investigative report, and prepare for deposition or trial.

          

  12. Cognitive interviewing___ 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.

          

  13. What___ is the information regarding the nature of an incident.

          

  14. Gross deceptionMaking 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.

          

  15. ConjunctionConnects words with other
    words, clauses (parts of sentences), and ideas

          

  16. Warm-up, Primary, and ClosingThere are three stages of a planned interview:

          

  17. ClosingDuring 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.

          

  18. OathAn ___ is a vow or a pledge to tell the truth regarding an incident or occurrence.

          

  19. MirroringYou 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.

          

  20. Sentence fragmentA ___ 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.

          

  21. CommaThe ___ is probably the most misused punctuation mark.

          

  22. Object___ help officers remember facts, complete the final investigative report, and prepare for deposition or trial.

          

  23. phrase___ help officers remember facts, complete the final investigative report, and prepare for deposition or trial.

          

  24. Certified TranslatorA custodial meeting, where information is obtained from a person, is referred to as ___.

          

  25. Read or write, or for any other acceptable limitation.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.

          

  26. StatementA ___ 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.

          

  27. AffirmationAn ___ is a solemn and formal declaration or assertion made in place of an oath.

          

  28. Possession___ means that certain objects or qualities belong to a person or thing.

          

  29. Competence and
    Professionalism
    A report reflects an officer's ___ and ___, not only in writing skills, but also in all aspects of police work.

          

  30. When___ 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.

          

  31. "Refused to sign."When taking statements in languages other than English, a ___ is needed.

          

  32. AdverbWhen possible, avoid sitting or standing with your back to a ___.

          

  33. Why___ is the information regarding the nature of an incident.

          

  34. Written statements and recorded electronic evidenceAdditional ways to take notes may include ___ and ___.

          

  35. WhenThe ___ of an incident is a legal requirement regarding the statute of limitation and right to a speedy trial.

          

  36. categoryInformation 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.

          

  37. Event StimuliDetecting ___ is a valuable skill that an officer can develop over time with practice and experience.

          

  38. Warm-upThe initial stage of the interviewing process is the ___.

          

  39. AdjectiveDescribes a noun or a pronoun

          

  40. GroupingDuring 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.

          

  41. FirearmYour ___ should be positioned on the side that is further
    away from the interviewee.

          

  42. ApostropheA ___ 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.

          

  43. Where___ is the location of an incident is a legal requirement which proves jurisdiction.

          

  44. • Witnesses
    • Suspect(s)
    • Victim(s)
    • Complainant
    • Confidential informant
    Generally, the people that should be interviewed belong to one or more of the following five categories:

          

  45. Isolating___ the interviewee prevents outside influences.

          

  46. Complainant or VictimGenerally, the ___ or ___ is the first person to be interviewed, then witnesses, followed by the suspect.

          

  47. ContractionA ___ is the result of combining two words.

          

  48. Door___ 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.

          

  49. SentenceNames, persons, places, things,
    actions, qualities, beliefs

          

  50. ChronologicallyOrganizing ___ means sorting information by date and time: from the first
    event to the last.

          

  51. ReportInformation 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.

          

  52. PrepositionLinks words and phrases and provides temporal, spatial, and logical relationships

          

  53. Past Performance QuestionsAnswers 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.

          

  54. • offense reports
    • probable cause affidavits
    • supplemental or follow-up reports
    Generally, the people that should be interviewed belong to one or more of the following five categories:

          

  55. AffirmationFlorida law allows a person to make an ___ instead of an oath because of a religious or philosophical belief.

          

  56. NounMost jurisdictions
    require that a statement be ___.

          

  57. Warm-upAn ___ is a vow or a pledge to tell the truth regarding an incident or occurrence.

          

  58. Uppercase and separated by a slash.Abbreviations for gender, ethnicity, and race are usually ___ and ___. (Pg. 155)

          

  59. InterviewAn ___ is a noncustodial meeting where information is obtained from a person.

          

  60. Open-ended questionsMaking 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.

          

  61. "If it isn't in the report, it did not happen."Law enforcement personnel frequently say,___.

          

  62. VerbDescribes, identifies, or quantifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb

          

  63. DeceptionDetecting ___ is a valuable skill that an officer can develop over time with practice and experience.

          

  64. Write the reason the person was unable to sign the statement. If possible, an officer can ask a witness to sign the statement.Additional ways to take notes may include ___ and ___.

          

  65. Isolation and PrivacyGenerally, the ___ or ___ is the first person to be interviewed, then witnesses, followed by the suspect.

          

  66. • making threats
    • promising leniency
    • creating physical evidence for use during an interview
    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:

          

  67. Minimal encouragers___ are brief statements which indicate that the officer hears what the interviewee is saying and is inclined to hear more.

          

  68. ClosingOrganizing or ___ information will make writing the report easier and more efficient.

          

  69. InterrogationLinks words and phrases and provides temporal, spatial, and logical relationships

          

  70. SwornNames, persons, places, things,
    actions, qualities, beliefs

          

  71. Florida Crime Information Center/National Crime Information CenterFCIC/NCIC stands for ___.

          

  72. ComplainantThe ___ is probably the most misused punctuation mark.

          

  73. PronounNames, persons, places, things,
    actions, qualities, beliefs

          

  74. Physiological or behavioralGenerally, the ___ or ___ is the first person to be interviewed, then witnesses, followed by the suspect.

          

  75. Pre-interview processAn ___ is a noncustodial meeting where information is obtained from a person.

          

  76. HomophonesAn ___ is used to show possession or to create a contraction. Possession means that certain objects or qualities belong to a person or thing.

          

  77. WhoThe reason for an incident is sometimes called the motive or the ___.