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Running head: CRIMINAL JUSTICE: THE FBI1Criminal Justice: The FBIKristianna BurgosValencia College, CCJ-1020-29593Author NoteCareer Topic Essay Paper for Intro to Criminal Justice for Professor Sykes
CRIMINAL JUSTICE: THE FBI2Criminal Justice: The FBIThe United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a branch of the Department ofJustice that is responsible for investigating violations of federal law and combating terrorism. This federal investigative service is the nation’s primary source in fighting against federal crimes. The agencies’ main mission is to enforce and support federal criminal law, help state, local and international agencies, providing investigative services and defend the United States from terrorism and national threats.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE: THE FBI3Creation and Origins of the FBIThe formation of the FBI started back in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt and his Attorney General Charles Bonaparte. Before the creation of the Bureau of Investigation, which was later changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935(Gaines & Miller, 2015), many of the responsibilities of the law enforcement agencies was controlled by municipal and state governments. The system wasn’t working and President Roosevelt needed an agency that can handle federal investigations that the state and local governments couldn’t do. Roosevelt and his attorney, Charles Bonaparte, made a force of special agents for the new agency. Bonaparte reached out to many agencies for personnel and investigators. Bonaparte even reached out to the Secret Service. At first Congress prohibited the use of the Treasury employees by the Justice Department. They feared that the new agency would be like a secret police. Moving on, Bonaparte organized a proper Bureau of Investigation with its own staff of special agents. The agency started out with thirty-four people and its first chief, later now known as director, was Stanley Finch. The FBI works with a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports

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