Compilation of Previous Board Examination Questions

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This is a reviewer on Criminal Sociology which constitutes 15% in the Philippine criminology licensure examinations,

Text of Compilation of Previous Board Examination Questions



PRIMING yourself for the TEST

1. The ReviewThree months before the examination read your books and lecture notes in the different areas. Work on the subjects individually. Make a schedule of the subjects to be reviewed.

2. Pre examination day preparations Today, this afternoon have your visited the examination center? Have you been acquainted with the seating arrangement? Is the room ventilated? Have you chosen a place to sit? Relax this afternoon; go watch a movie; take a walk; recreate the mind. Go to bed early; dont stay up late. With lack of sleep. You wont have concentration in the test tomorrow. Rise early tomorrow morning; skim thru your notes. Take a breakfast; go to the examination center long before the start of test. GET YOUR COMPOSURE.3. The Examination Period Relax; be composed. Follow instructions in the form filling period Read and understand questions or the stem of the problem. Dont answer immediately halfway in the question. Study the question up to the end of a question. Remember: No ERASURES! When in doubt leave the item; proceed to the next. Questions with NOT, NO, EXCEPT, DONT require negative to fact or exclusions. Take your time there is ample time; dont rush. Finish the entire examinations time. Dont leave blank; in case your time is getting eaten up, use the remaining minute and 30 seconds to fill up blanks.4. Answering: be familiar with the multiple choice type of testing1. (Stem)

a. b. c. options d

the stem is the problem or question that requires completion, definition, identification/ or recall of fact, recall of name, recall of place, theory or principle, time or period, law or provision. The options are the choices; three of four are decoy choices; one is the correct option/choice. Remember; the stem/question contains a keyword (or key phrase) Associate your choiced answer with the keyword(s) Use your commonsense or sense of logic Eliminate choices not relevant or directly connected with the question; use the process of elimination.Example: 1. Keywords: killed the dog and used it for food..Options: a. malicious mischief b. homicide c. caninenicided. theft

2. Keyword/s: . Country of origin of the Choices: a. New Yorkb. Canberrac. Canadad. Germany

YOU CAN DO IT!! PASS THE TEST and aspire for the realization of your personal motivations.



1. A member of the PNP while on duty, whether in uniform or not should avoid unpleasant habits which affect not only himself as an individual member, but also the whole organization where he belongs.a. Sleeping on dutyb. Intoxication and use of prohibited drugs c. Partisan police activities d. All of the foregoing Ans. D

2. The general rule is that a member of the PNP cannot draw his firearms, except for-a. Necessary apprehension of criminalsb. Necessary target practice c. Necessary inspection or lawful used. All of the foregoingAns. A

3. It is the process by which we use or manipulate representation or symbols.a. Thinkingb. Intuitionc. Perceivingd. MemoryAns. B

4. It is everyones duty and obligation regardless of his intelligence, degree of education, social standing, religion, sect, or color etc.a. Code of ethicsb. Public office is a public thrustc. Faithful allegiance to the government and constitutiond. Loyalty and love of countryAns. C

5. Deficiencies in the CJS can be manifested by the following circumstances, except-a. Poor linkage or relationship among the 5 pillarsb. Poor image or credibility of and controversies in law enforcementc. Widespread indifference and apathy of the communityd. Proper disposition of cases by the prosecution and court

Ans. D

6. This involves functions of the police to ensure compliance by regulatory means with public safety and security.a. Implement lawb. Enforce traffic and crowd lawsc. Arrest and investigate criminalsd. Regulate non-criminal conductAns. A

7. Which of the following does not belong to the group? a. Assassinationb. Bombingc. Sabotaged. Prostitution Ans. D

8. It is known as an Act Prohibiting the Employment of Children Below 15 years of age in public and private undertakings.a. Republic Act 7610b. Republic Act 7658c. Republic Act 8551d. Presidential Decree 603Ans. A

9. Assume that you are a police officer and you found out that you have unjustly reprimanded police officer Juan de la Cruz. The best procedure to follow is-a. Justify the reprimandb. Talk to him and admit your mistakesc. Make no apology but tolerate his behaviord. Ignore the matterAns. B

10. This is a term applied for a specialist in the study of disorders, sometimes interchangeably used with psychiatrist.a. Anthropologistb. Alienistc. Autophobiad. BiometryAns. A

11. Inconsistent and wise use of discretion, base on professional policing competence, will do much to preserve good relationship and retain the confidence of the public. This statement is __________.a. Absolutely correctb. Absolutely wrongc. Maybe correct d. Neither correct or wrongAns. A

12. What disciplinary measure, do you think, will most likely produce discontentment and grievance?a. Unusual strictnessb. Inconsistent administrationc. Severity of punishment d. Impersonal attitudeAns. B

13. This theory believes that punishment should fit the criminal and not the crime committed.a. Positivist theory b. Neo-classical theoryc. Classical theory d. Differential Association Theory Ans. C

14. A police officer in uniform is prohibited from carrying any package or bundle unless it is needed in the performance of his duty. The likelihood, the said officer will be misinterpreted to ______.a. Have accepted favorsb. Be a comprador for his wifec. A trim appearance while in uniform is importantd. All of the forgoingAns. A

15.Before the development of scientist theorist, this theory involved believing that criminal behavior is caused by the possession of evil spirits.a. Demonologicalb. Classicalc. Italiand. Neo-classicalAns. A

16. A statue enacted by Congress, penal in character, which is not amendment to the Revise Penal Code such as Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Memorandum Circulars.a. Special Law b. Constitutionc. Revised Penal Coded. Common LawAns. A

17. It is a kind of early form of punishment where prisoners are shipped or moved from one place to another for the purpose of cheap labor.a. Slaveryb. Banishmentc. Transportationd. Penal colonyAns. C

18. Justice according to the Supreme Court is symbolically represented by a blindfolded woman holding a sword and with a balance, meaning it is?a. Administered with respect to personsb. Administered without respect to persons, equality to poor and the richc. Administered without respect to persons. Equality to poor peopled. Administered with respect to persons, Equality and TreatmentAns. D

19. Which agency is responsible for the custody and rehabilitation of youthful offenders?a. Boards of Pardons and Paroleb. Bureau of Jail Management and Penologyc. Department of Social Welfare and Developmentd. Bureau of CorrectionsAns. C

20. Are those who commit crime due to abnormalities or psychological disorders. They should be exempted from criminal liability.a. Born criminals b. Insane criminalsc. Criminaloidsd. Criminal by passionAns. B

21. It is defined as the wise use of ones judgment, common sense and personal experience in deciding.a. Discretionb. Decision makingc. Problem solvingd. None of the aboveAns. A

22. A police officer on witness stand is not called upon to express his view about the case, nor to tell what he heard others say about it, nor to make a speech. Of the following, the most accurate statement of this situation is that a. Be courteousb. To tell the truth and nothing but the truthc. Do not volunteerd. None of the aboveAns. B

23. The basic weapon of a police officer is?a. Gunb. Uniformc. Whistled. Knowledge of the lawAns. D

24. It is defined as the sum total of dealings between the police and the people it serves and whose goodwill and cooperation it craves for the greatest possible efficiency in the service.a. Public Relationsb. Human Relationsc. Police Community Relationsd. Police information and educationAns. C

25. Which of the following is the most important function of good public relation officers of a police station?a. Training of police membersb. Generating community awareness and supportc. Recruiting qualified applicantd. Planning and special projectsAns. B

26. The term police can be defined in two ways. This definition refers to the creation of the police under the Constitution forming a part of the executive department in charge in the apprehension of offenders and to execute the law.a. As to agencyb. As to behaviorc. As to individuald. As to organizationAns. D

27. The form of child abuse that can range from habitual humiliation of the child to withholding life-sustaining nurturing refers to a. Mental abuseb. Emotional abusec. Physical abused. Economic abuseAns. B

28. He advocated a system of classifying criminals according to bodily measurements. Because human skeleton is unchangeable after the twentieth year and because no two individuals are alike in all dimensions; this method of identification received prominence in 1880s. a. Alphonse Bertillonb. Charles Darwinc. Cesar Lombroso d. Charles GoringAns. A

29. Dominated by Pleasure principle, through which the individual is pressed for immediate gratification of his or her desires. a. Idb. Egoc. Superegod. None of the aboveAns. A30. The theory which states that police officers who know the wrongdoing of ano

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