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Non-Verbal Communication

When a uniformed officer approaches a vehicle or a citizen, what distinguishes confidence from arrogance?

2. Should officers be allowed to use psychological ploys to secure information from reluctant or hesitant suspects? Does the nature of the crime factor into this assessment? Why or why not?

3. Identify a situation where nonverbal cues, without verbal confirmation, may provide sufficient probable cause for an arrest.

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1. Exerting authority distinguishes a uniformed officer's confidence from arrogance. In general, someone who is trying to put forth himself rather than his skills and talents is considered arrogant. Usually these people act as if they know everything and not only know it but also know it better than others. For officer's, making unnecessary comments that speak to the law or the particular situations in a very smart manner will make the officer seem arrogant. This is because all officer's have the power to exert authority but true ...