TEST Law 120 Chapter 8 Investigation & Arrest

Posted: December 7, 2017


Tue, Dec 12/17 9:43 am


Chapter 8: Investigation and Arrest


Multiple Choice (15pts)

Fill-in-the-Blanks (10pts)

Matching (5pts)

Short Answer Questions (15pts)

Case Studies x 2 (5pts each)


1)  Explain the structural organization of a municipal police force. Use examples in your answer where appropriate.

2)  Outline the duties of a police officer.

3)  Give three reasons for preserving crime scenes.

4)  Identify the most frequently used tools in the commission of a crime and explain how they can be used to help solve crimes.

5)  Outline the kind of information that can be learned about a suspect from shoeprint evidence.

6)  What is DNA? Identify an important advantage to DNA testing.

7)  Distinguish between closed and open-ended questions. Use examples in your answer.

8)  What is a summons? Under what circumstances is it usually issued? 

9)  Cameron and his friends are walking home one evening when the police stop them. They proceed to question the young men for several minutes. Cameron eventually informs the officers that he has to get home and asks to leave. He is ignored and the questioning continues. What is Cameron entitled to do at this point?

10)  Peter is out on bail when he is caught breaking into a liquor store. He is arrested and soon after his lawyer makes an application for bail to have him released from custody. Comment on the likelihood of success of this application. Give reasons for your answer.

ESSAY.  Write your answer in the space provided or on a separate sheet of paper.
1)  Discuss the varied roles of forensic scientists in helping to solve crimes.

2)  The police have three ways of apprehending an offender. Outline all three methods and distinguish between them.

3)  You are a patrol officer. You and your partner have been dispatched to a domestic dispute complaint at the Smith residence. When you arrive on the scene, you find Mr. Smith dead on the kitchen floor and Mrs. Smith in hysteria standing close by. Demonstrate your knowledge of the various roles of police officers in outlining the responsibilities of each type of officer who arrives to investigate the crime scene.

4)  Why do you think that strip searches used to be regularly carried out as a matter of routine police department policy applicable to all arrestees? Outline the recent changes to this procedure that resulted from the Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Golden case (2001).

5)  Use evidence from this chapter to support the view that the law considers that "a person's home is their castle." Why do you think this is the case?