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StudiGuide 15: California Laws of Arrest

Study Guide for the California Police Academy (P.O.S.T.) Written Examination
Instructor:
Michael Rubacha
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At the end of this StudiGuide course, students will be able to understand the California Criminal Justice System.
Students will be able to understand the basic concepts of Laws of Arrest in California.
Students will, after careful study and review of this course, will be able to have a better understanding for the testing and passing of the State of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) basic police academy written examination.

This StudiGuide course provides a practice review-testing resource for police academy cadets (based on the state of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training ‘POST’ requirements) to help understand and pass the POST written examinations.

RECOGNIZE a peace officer’s responsibility in relation to the protections and rights included in the following amendments to the U.S. Constitution and related California Constitution sections:

· The Fourth Amendment

· The Fifth Amendment

· The Sixth Amendment

· The Fourteenth Amendment

RECOGNIZE a peace officer’s responsibility in relation to the protections included under federal civil rights statutes.

RECOGNIZE:

· appropriate conduct during a consensual encounter

· conduct that may elevate a consensual encounter

· the consequences of elevating a consensual encounter

· reasonable suspicion

· appropriate peace officer actions during a detention

· the scope and conditions for warrantless searches and seizures during a detention

· conditions where the use of force or physical restraint is appropriate during a detention

· when there is probable cause to arrest

· information that must be given to an arrested person

· elements of a warrantless arrest for a misdemeanor

· elements of a warrantless arrest for a felony

· elements of a warrant arrest

· the requirements for entry into a dwelling to make an arrest

· the authority for a private person arrest and the peace officer’s duty in response to a private person arrest

· conditions under which the use of force or physical restraint is appropriate during an arrest

· the statutory requirements for the disposition of an arrested person

· the exception(s) to the powers to arrest

· when Miranda warnings must be given

· the impact of invoking: the right to remain silent and the right to counsel

· the types of Miranda waivers

· the exceptions(s) to the Miranda rule

DIFFERENTIATE between:

· a detention and a consensual encounter

· an arrest and a detention

· an interview and interrogation

· an admission and a confession

IDENTIFY:

· elements of a lawful arrest

· the purpose of the Miranda warning(s)

· the proper administration of Miranda warnings

· the purpose of an interrogation

· the conditions in which a confession or admission may be inadmissible in a court

StudiGuide 15: How To Pass This Written Examination

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StudiGuide Introduction

Students will understand the nature and format of questions that may appear on the California POST police academy written examinations for this course.

Students will be able to familiarize themselves with the POST workbooks and find out other information via the POST website.

2
Test Taking Tips

Students will understand test taking tips for the California POST police academy written examinations.

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Discussion Post

Students will be able to ask any question, leave comments and/or rate this course for the benefit of others.

StudiGuide 15: OVERVIEW to California Laws of Arrest

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What will be covered and how it will be covered

Students will be given an overview of this course, what will be covered and how it will be covered.

StudiGuide 15: Constitutional Protections and Peace Officer Role

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Fourth Amendment

Students will understand the responsibility for peace officers to protect the Fourth Amendment rights of all citizens as it applies to unreasonable search and seizure.

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Fifth Amendment

Students will understand the responsibility for peace officers to protect the Fifth Amendment rights of all citizens as it applies to double jeopardy, being a witness against ones self, or depriving a person of life, liberty or property without due process.

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Sixth Amendment

Students will understand the responsibility for peace officers to protect the Sixth Amendment rights of all citizens as it applies to a speedy trial, the ability to confront witnesses against them and obtain witnesses in their favor and the assistance of counsel, during court proceedings.

4
Fourteenth Amendment

Students will understand the responsibility for peace officers to protect the Fourteenth Amendment rights of all citizens as it applies to the application of law equally to all people.

5
Civil Rights Statutes

Students will understand when peace officers can he held personally liable if, while acting under the color of law, they deprive or deny someone a legal right to which the person was entitled.

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Constitutional Protections Review Questions

Lecture Review Questions.

StudiGuide 15: Consensual Encounters

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Consensual Encounters

Students will be able to understand and recognize what constitutes appropriate conduct during a consensual encounter.

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Elevating Consensual Encounters

Students will be able to understand and recognize conduct that may elevate a consensual encounter.

3
Consequences of Elevating a Consensual Encounter

Students will be able to understand and recognize the consequences of elevating a consensual encounter.

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Consensual Encounters Review Questions

Lecture Review Questions.

StudiGuide 15: Detentions

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Detention vs. Consensual Encounter

Students will be able to understand the difference between a detention and a consensual encounter.

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Reasonable Suspicion for a Detention

Students will be able to understand they must have a reason or factual basis they can articulate in order to lawfully detain a person, reasonable suspicion.

3
Appropriate Actions During a Detention

Students will be able to understand the restrictions and appropriate actions peace officers may take during detentions.

4
Search and Seizures During a Detention

Students will identify the scope and conditions for warrantless searches and seizures during a detention.

5
Use of Force / Restraint During a Detention

Students will understand if and when force or physical restraint may be used during a detention.

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Detentions Review Questions

Lecture Review Questions.

StudiGuide 15: Arrests

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Probable Cause for Arrest

Students will be able to understand probable cause to made arrests and/or conduct searches under the 4th Amendment.

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Lawful Arrest

Students will be able to understand the elements to make a lawful arrest.

3
Arrest vs. Detention

Students will be able to understand the difference between an arrest and a detention.

4
Information Given to an Arrestee

Students will be able to understand the requirement that any person making an arrest must convey certain information to the individual arrested at the time of the arrest.

5
Warrantless Arrests for Misdemeanors

Students will be able to understand the statutory requirements to make a warrantless arrest for misdemeanors.

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Warrantless Arrests for Felonies

Students will be able to understand the statutory requirements to make a warrantless arrest for felonies.

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Warrant Arrests

Students will be able to understand the requirements to arrest an individual inside their dwelling.

8
Entry into a Dwelling to Make an Arrest

Students will be able to understand the requirements to enter a dwelling to make an arrest.

9
Private Person Arrests

Students will be able to recognize the requirements to make a private person's arrest.

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Use of Force / Restraint During an Arrest

Students will be able to recognize when the use of force or physical restraint during an arrest is warranted.

11
Disposition of Arrestees

Students will be able to understand the requirements for the disposition of arrestees.

12
Immunity and statute of Limitations

Students will understand that sometimes circumstances might occur when a person has committed a crime and cannot be arrested.

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Arrest Review Questions

Lecture Review Questions.

StudiGuide 15: Miranda Warnings

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Miranda Warning: Purpose

Students will understand the purpose and requirements of the Miranda warning.

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Miranda Warning: When Required

Students will be able to understand when Miranda warnings are required.

3
Miranda Warning: Proper Administration

Students will be able to understand the proper administration of Miranda warnings.

4
Miranda Warning: Invoking

Students will be able to understand the waiving or invoking of the Miranda requirements.

5
Miranda Warning: Waivers

Students will be able to understand the Miranda warning waivers and the actions afterwards.

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Miranda Warning: Exceptions

Students will be able to understand the exceptions to Miranda requirements.

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Miranda Warnings Review Questions

Lecture Review Questions.

StudiGuide 15: Crime Scene Interviews and Interrogations

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Interview vs. Interrogation

Students will be able to understand the differences between interviews and interrogations.

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Interrogations

Students will be able to recognize when Interrogations take place and under what conditions.

3
Admission vs. Confession

Students will be able to understand the differences between admissions and confessions.

4
Confession or Admission: Inadmissibility in Court

Students will be able to understand the when confessions or admissions may be inadmissible in court due to improper conduct.

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Crime Scene Interview and Interrogation Review Questions

Lecture Review Questions.

Updates to StudiGuide 15 / February 2019

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Updates to StudiGuide 15 / February 2019

Update

Final Review Questions for Laws of Arrest

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Final Review Questions: Laws of Arrest in California

Course Review Questions.

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