Criminal Investigation

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Criminal Investigation
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Chapters 1-4
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  1. The Latin term that means "to track or trace" and that relates most closely with contemporary police investigations is
    vestigare
  2. Which term describes a logical process in which a conclusion follows from specific facts?
    deductive reasoning
  3. Which term refers to specialists trained in recording, identifying, and interpreting the minutiae (minute details) of physical evidence, who usually work in a crime lab?
    criminalistics
  4. Spontaneous statements uttered by a suspect at the time of a crime, concerning and closely related to actions involved in the crime are referred to as what type of statements?
    res gestae
  5. In cases where officers were not able to compete the investigation for some reason, this may be required:
    a follow-up investigation
  6. A basic forensic theory which holds that objects that come in contact with each other always transfer material, however minute, to each other is referred to as
    Locard's principle of exchange.
  7. Crime mapping focuses on
    hot spots where crime occurs
  8. The act of sifting through the mountains of available information to find the data that pertains to an investigators's case is referred to as
    data mining
  9. Problem-oriented policing places a high value on new responses that are more
    preventive
  10. Determining the optimal case assignment load, determining what factors are needed to solve crimes, and reducing the number of crimes assigned for investigations that cannot be solved are all ways to increase
    investigative productivity
  11. The initial contact with law enforcement in a criminal investigation is usually made between a citizen and a
    dispatcher
  12. Whose staff can provide information and advice to investigators about legal issues, search and seizure, warrants, confessions, and admissibility of evidence?
    prosecutor

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