How to Become an FBI Agent

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a national agency dedicated to investigation federal crimes. Founded as a small team of special agents on July 26, 1908, the Bureau was first charged with enforcing the growing body of federal laws covering the United States as a whole. Almost from the beginning of its 100-year history, the Bureau has been the subject of legend and controversy. It has also evolved into a vast and sophisticated national law-enforcement agency. Whether as a federal crime-fighting force ...

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a national agency dedicated to investigation federal crimes. Founded as a small team of special agents on July 26, 1908, the Bureau was first charged with enforcing the growing body of federal laws covering the United States as a whole. Almost from the beginning of its 100-year history, the Bureau has been the subject of legend and controversy. It has also evolved into a vast and sophisticated national law-enforcement agency. Whether as a federal crime-fighting force or a source of investigative support of local and state police forces, the modern FBI strives to embody its ideals of fidelity, bravery, and integrity.

In these pages, you will follow the process-from application through graduation-of becoming an FBI special agent. Learn about the online application, the forms, and interviews. Try some sample questions from written exams. Then move on to the classrooms and firing ranges at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Follow the training process through the streets, pool halls, and courtrooms of Hogan's Alley, the most crime-ridden town in America. Finally, learn about graduation, relocation, and beginning work as an FBI special agent.

The FBI Story

The FBI and Civil Rights

The FBI and Crimes Against Children

The FBI and Cyber Crimes

The FBI and National Security

The FBI and Organized Crime

The FBI and Public Corruption

The FBI and White-Collar Crime

The FBI Files: Successful Investigations

The FBI's Most Wanted

A History of the FBI

How to Become an FBI Agent

Investigative Techniques of the FBI

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Have you ever wondered how someone becomes a special agent in the FBI? Were you aware that the majority of jobs in the FBI do not belong to agents? Did you realize that the application and training program that potential agents go through is so rigorous that the vast majority of candidates drop out or are rejected? These and many other questions linked to becoming an FBI employee are addressed in this volume of the illustrated "The FBI Story" series. In this work, William David Thomas traces the history of the FBI and then dedicates the lion's share of the text to detailing the application, training, and probationary period that all agents must go through. In addition, the author highlights other career paths open to interested candidates for working in non-agent roles within the FBI. Of particular interest are the chapters dedicated to the training regimens inclusive of recreated crime scenes, simulated courtrooms, and advanced apprehension and interrogation techniques. This book will appeal to readers interested in law enforcement or who might be contemplating a career in that field. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422205716
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: FBI Story Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 693,271
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The FBI's Most Wanted 4

Chapter 2 Paperwork, Polygraphs, and Push ups 16

Chapter 3 Books, Bullets, and Boxing Gloves 26

Chapter 4 Into the Alley 36

Chapter 5 On the Job 46

Chronology 57

Glossary 58

Further Reading 60

Internet Resources 61

Notes 62

Index 63

About the Author 64

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