Trace the History of the FBI in the United States. What Impact Has This Organization Had on Law Enforcement.
Founded in appalling times filled with tension, the FBI would slowly transform American law to apprehend the nation’s most notorious criminals, and become one of the vital agencies that protect American sovereignty.
There are many steps of processing new applicants into the field. A few guidelines one must meet to be considered of being an eligible candidate are: being an American citizen, must not be a convicted felon, and staying true to the FBI Employment Drug Policy.
This eases the burden of criminal investigation from the police or any other department of the states, making the work of criminal investigation more effective and accurate (Theoharis 2009). This is unlike in other countries where the police spend a lot of time doing the work of criminal investigations, in addition to their role of maintaining law and order.
The FBI stands today to dedicate itself to ensure it carries out its mission: protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats; uphold and enforce criminal laws of the United States and provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state and international partners.
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