FBI

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Federal Bureau of Investigation; an agency of the Justice Department responsible for investigating violations of Federal laws.

Submitted: December 15, 2017

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FBI Introduction

Federal Bureau of Investigation; an agency of the Justice Department responsible for investigating violations of Federal laws. Word Origin and History for FBI. U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, formed 1935 from the former United States Bureau of Investigation (1908). The FBI is the government's "principal investigators," according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. the FBI is responsible for more than 200 federal crime categories and boasts the widest authority and jurisdiction of any federal law enforcement firm. Its motto is “Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity." Its headquarters are in Washington, D.C. The agency shoulders the responsibility of enforcing 300-plus statutes and conducts national security investigations. The selection process to become an agent can be daunting. Once hired, you can make a difference in many lives. However, being an FBI agent has its challenges. The job requires intelligence, education and the ability to stay focused. The reality in this job is a far cry from an action script.

Becoming an agent of FBI is not easy because It takes a long process and many requirements to work for FBI. They have run a deep background check for you and make sure if your level of education meets their requirements because the candidates will have a lot of challenges after they are being selected for the FBI position. According to Jeffreys (1995), these background requirements also bring along mental and physical capabilities such as self-respect, isolation, dedication, mental toughness, endurance, and stamina. "You have to be a self-starter. You have to have a lot of confidence, and you mustn't mind being alone or isolated" (Jeffreys, 147).

 

 

FBI’s role in the criminal justice system

FBI plays a major role in the criminal justice system, the FBI's main goal is to protect and defend the United States, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners. Some FBI activities include investigations into organized crime, white-collar crime, public corruption, financial crime, fraud against the government, bribery, copyright matters, civil rights violations, bank robbery, extortion, kidnapping, air piracy, terrorism, foreign counterintelligence, interstate criminal activity, drug-trafficking matters, and other violations of federal statutes(http://www.fbi.gov/).  FBI always looking to hire smart people specifically those who have computer skills and technicians because bad guys are also a technician and good at using technology also. According to Hawk (1998-1999), special agents are plainclothes investigators who gather facts and collect evidence for criminal cases. Whether on or off duty, special agents are expected to exercise their authority whenever necessary. Other activities may include to conduct interviews, examine records, observe the activities of suspects, participate in raids or arrests, surveillance, monitor court-authorized wiretaps, collect evidence of espionage activities, or participate in sensitive undercover assignments. There are much more to list. Altogether, there are over 260 statutes.

Conclusion

Working for the FBI reveals a stark contrast to the type of television. Through the years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been involved in the investigation and capture of many of the most treacherous criminals in American history. The FBI remains an evolving federal bureau with the widest authority and jurisdiction of any federal law enforcement agency


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