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Word Search

Instructions: Use the definitions below to discover the correct term and then find the term in the puzzle.


  1. An incident in which police officers physically restrain a person and restrict his or her freedom.

  2. The area under the control of an individual during an arrest in an automobile.

  3. A mode of policing that emphasizes enforcement of the letter of the law.

  4. A reason based on known facts to think that a law has been broken or that a property is connected to a criminal offense.

  5. Suspicion of illegal activity based on a person’s race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than on actual illegal activity or evidence of illegal activity.

  6. A Supreme Court measure that considers constitutionality on whether a reasonable person would feel free to terminate an encounter with law enforcement personnel.

  7. A suspicion based on facts or circumstances that justifies stopping and sometimes searching an individual thought to be involved in illegal activity.

  8. The collecting by police officers of potential evidence in a criminal case.

  9. A mode of policing that is concerned primarily with serving the community and citizens.

  10. An incident in which police show a sign of authority (such as flashing a badge) and the suspect submits.

  11. A temporary detention that legally is a seizure of an individual and must be based on reasonable suspicion.

  12. A term that describes two distinct behaviors on the part of law enforcement officers in dealing with suspects. To conduct a lawful frisk, the stop itself must meet the legal conditions of a seizure. A frisk constitutes a search.

  13. A mode of policing that emphasizes the maintenance of order and informal intervention on the part of the police officer rather than strict enforcement of the law.


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