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1. Which one of the following statements is true of organized crime?
A. It functions as an enterprise.
B. It works best with minimal planning.
C. It rarely involves monopoly control.
D. It doesn’t have exclusive membership.
2. The U.S. federal extortion law is called the _______ Act of 1946.
A. Organized Crime Control
B. Exploitation
C. Teffera
D. Hobbs
3. To be convicted of receiving stolen property, most statutes require proof that the individual
A. paid 50 percent or less than the full retail price.
B. knew that the item was stolen.
C. established a relationship with the manufacturer.
D. hijacked the property.
4. In which case did the Supreme Court rule that the exhibition of obscene films is not protected from
prosecution, even when viewing is limited to consenting adults?
A. Georgia v. Carnal Knowledge
B. Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton
C. SC v. Miller
D. NY v. Filthy Words
5. How did the savings and loan scandal of the 1980s involve organize crime?
A. The National Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals recognized it as white-collar crime.
B. There was virtually no difference between a bank’s actions and a loanshark’s actions.
C. It was a form of organizational crime.
D. It included conspiracy and corruption of government officials.
6. Under federal law, an illegal gambling business must involve
A. activities that take place over the course of one week.
B. gross proceeds of at least $1,000 a day.
C. five or more persons.
D. continuous operation for a year.
7. To establish a complete drug trafficking case, an investigator is required to identify three factors: the
source of the drug, the method of distribution of the drug, and the
A. average age of the buyers.
B. process used to make the drug.
C. drug’s arrival to buyers.
D. purity of the drug.
8. The most characteristic organized crime is _______ because it punishes planning to commit a crime.
A. prostitution
B. racketeering
C. conspiracy
D. blackmail
9. Which one of the following choices is not included in the three-part typology of organized crime?
A. Type of activity
B. Value of the activity
C. Nature of the activity
D. Harm that comes from the activity
10. Which one of the following statements is true of Mafia wives?
A. They have increasingly been found to use their maiden names to open seemingly clean and legitimate bank accounts.
B. They hold leadership roles in most criminal enterprises.
C. They actively participate in organized crime.
D. They rarely know about their husbands’ criminal deeds.
11. Criminal activity that deviates from legitimate business activity is correctly called
A. a Ponzi scheme.
B. criminal syndicate crime.
C. fraud.
D. organizational crime.
12. According to the _______, extortion by a government official affecting interstate or foreign commerce
is prohibited.
A. Organized Crime Control Act
B. Hobbs Act
C. Electronic Communications Privacy Act
D. Cobb Act
13. The President’s Crime Commission task force, which investigates organized crime, was founded in
A. 1968.
B. 1958.
C. 2002.
D. 1967.
14. European terms for money and payment gave rise to the term
A. blackmail.
B. fencing.
C. extortion.
D. mule.
15. The transmission of objectionable material to minors via the Internet is prohibited with Congress’s
passage of the _______ Act.
A. Communications Decency
B. Online Child Pornography
C. Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation
D. Child Online Protection
16. An individual who knowingly buys and sells stolen property is called a/an
A. mule.
B. fence.
C. gangster.
D. protector.
17. One of the main differences between bribery and extortion is that only extortion involves
A. an actual violent act.
B. coercion.
C. both parties engaging in an illegal act.
D. a benefit in exchange for a voluntary act.
18. John Gotti drew a salary, even though he performed no work, when he was
A. a salesman for ARC Plumbing.
B. the vice president of Electrical International.
C. the president of JJS Construction Company.
D. the human resources director for Eastman Kodak.
19. When two or more persons plan to commit a crime, _______ takes place.
A. infiltration
B. extortion
C. racketeering
D. conspiracy
End of exam
20. To establish a complete drug trafficking case, an investigator is not required to identify the
A. method of distribution.
B. arrival to buyers.
C. location of the crime.