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Quiz 6 :

Issues in Law Enforcement and Police Behavior

Quiz 6 :

Issues in Law Enforcement and Police Behavior

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The term ___________ refers to the alleged practice whereby police stop and search minorities for minor violations significantly more often than whites.
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The term __________ refers to the emotional pressure that is produced by the nature of police work such as public apathy,exposure to criminals,and injury to fellow officers.
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D

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The term __________ refers to a belief that human conduct is motivated entirely by self-interest.A person with this type of belief attributes all actions to selfish motives and has a pessimistic outlook on human behavior.
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C

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A "normlessness" or lack of attachment felt by some people toward their society is called __________.
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The __________ is the view that holds that police officers learn their attitudes and values from socializing experiences such as education and experience on the job.
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The __________ is the view that the attitudes and values of police officers are developed prior to entry into the law enforcement profession.
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The __________ is the view that some police departments have groups of officers who place loyalty to each other above obedience to the law.
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The __________ refers to the now obsolete common law rule that police can use deadly force against any felon who flees the scene of a crime.
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The term __________ refers to a tendency to favor blind obedience to authority.
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An attitude characterized by tenacious adherence to one's opinions even though they may be unwarranted and based on insufficiently examined premises is called __________.
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Police (and other criminal justice personnel)have the ability to use ___________ in choosing between arrest and nonarrest.In other words,a decision to arrest,or not arrest,lies solely on the basis of the officer's judgment.
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Police ___________ refers to illegal acts or omissions of acts by police officers who,by virtue of their official position,receive (or intend to receive)any gain for themselves or others.
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A form of police corruption involving failure to perform a legal duty is called __________.
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A form of police corruption involving failure to perform a legal duty in a proper manner is called __________.
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A form of police corruption involving commission of an illegal act is called __________.
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You can see that corruption is always __________,whereas nonfeasance and misfeasance do not always involve corruption.
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An unwritten policy in which police are not required to fully enforce all laws as written is called __________.
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Police chases of suspects immediately after a crime has been committed are also referred to as __________.
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A __________ is the proportion of open crime cases that are solved through the arrest of a suspect by police.
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The use of lethal force by police against a suspect is called __________.
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