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From the Publisher"Writing for general readers and students in criminal justice, Bumgarner examines the history of American federal law enforcement and the complex system of agencies, agents, and laws that make up the current federal law enforcement program. He introduces the jurisdiction and responsibilities of each agency of the federal law enforcement community, and looks at the role that federal public policy plays in the criminal justice system. Discussion of emerging trends focuses on the expanding domestic effort against terrorism. About 70 pages of appendices offer a chronology, an outline of majority and dissenting opinions from the landmark case U.S. v. Lopez, and lists of chapters of the federal criminal code, agencies, and the table of contents of the USA Patriot Act."
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"[P]rovides a welcome survey to the myriad of federal agencies that currently operate. Since 9/11 and the structuring of DHS, such a guide is needed….Readers here find a concise guide to the major agencies, supplemented by discussion of current issues that go across jurisdictions."
"In this aptly titled book, Bumgarner comprehensively surveys the numerous federal law enforcement agencies, recounting the reasons and timing of their creation and their specialized responsibilities….Undergraduate collections."