1. How are solvability factors used?
To determine if a case could be successfully investigated. If the case scores a certain
amount of points it can be referred for follow-up.
2. How do you prepare a case file?
3. Why are victims and witnesses reinterview
1. Identify and briefly discuss four reasons why field notes are important.
Field notes are more reliable than a person memory, can be used as a source of specific
facts and details that could be forgotten, reduce the need to recontact victims and
Chapter 1 Review Questions
1. What is the most fundamental purpose of investigation?
To discover the truth
2. What are four other objectives of investigation?
1. Establish that a crime has been committed
2. Identify and apprehend the suspect
3. Recover st
Chapter 19 questions
1. If arson is suspected, why should firefighters not alter the premises, such as mopping
up or overhauling the scene of the fire, especially at the point of origin?
Could destroy valuable physical evidence.
2. What two factors are ne
Test 1, Chapters 1, 2, and 3
1. Part A: What is Criminology and what is the role of a Criminologist? Next
identify and briefly describe the 3 criminological perspectives.
Answer: Criminology- A systematic effort to understand crime and cri
I searched both CIA.gov and DHS.gov, I used the word "terrorism" in the search field. The CIA was quick
to pop up links regarding Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. The Department of Homeland Security did not
specifically mention any single terrorist group, ho
Who: Rosa Barbosa (victim), Mark Barbosa (victim), Austin York (victim),
Matt Self (victim), Eddie Williams (suspect), Javier Cortez (suspect), Raul Cortez
What: Murder. Shot by a .25 caliber pistol.
When: March 12, 2004
Where: 1600 block of Car
1. Your answers are correct, but in the interest of being specific, here's what's in the key: Forensic
science is a part of science applied to answering legal questions. It is the
examination, evaluation, and explanation of physical evidence in
1. What are the elements of the crime of robbery?
The taking and carrying away of personal property of another with the intent to deprive
the victim permanently, by the use of force, fear, or threat of force. Taking- The property
taken in a robbery must b
Chapter 9 Questions
1. What are the various categories of felony assaults and homicides?
Aggravated assault, assault with intent to commit murder, and felonious battery.
Nonfelonious homicides and justifiable homicide. Nonfelonious homicides may be
Chapter 8 Questions
1. Define forensic science. What distinguishes it from criminalistics?
Forensic science is that part of science applied to answering legal questions. It is
the examination, evaluation, and explanation of physical evidence in law.
1. Class characteristics are characteristics of physical evidence that are common to a
group of objects are persons. Examples include a new/unworn shoes, new/unmarked
Individual characteristics are characteristics that can be identified with a hig
Chapter 3 Questions- Criminal Investigation
1. What skills and qualities are needed by investigators?
Be able to converse equally well with a wide range of people, from corporate executives
to the homeless. Good communication skills, strong ethics, initia
Chapter 2 questions
1. The process of taking someone into legal custody to answer a criminal charge.
2. Arrest is attached to an official charge; detention is a temporary interference of
freedoms for further investigations.
3. Charging a suspect occurs if
1. What major drugs of abuse are derived from opium?
Morphine, heroin, codeine, and other drugs less well known.
2. What role does the drug methadone play in treating heroin addicts?
It allows a heroin user to maintain a stable level of opiate use, protec
1. How are computer-assisted and cybercrimes contrasted?
Computer-assisted crimes use the computer as a tool to commit a crime. Cybercrimes
attack the computer as its target.
2. What are two prerequisites were fulfilled before cybercrime could emerge?
Similarities between interviews/interrogations:
Planning is important/critical
Controlling surroundings is important/critical
Privacy is desireable/ essential
Establishing rapport is important
Asking good questions is important