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My future profession is law enforcement. In law enforcement, police officers are required to uphold the law which consists of public assistance, public protection, and crime prevention. Protecting people's interest and punishing the people who violate the laws of the land are vital. Moreover, law enforcement officers reduce crime to improve public safety that will provide a better way of life within society. The United States Constitution established a federal system which allows national power to be shared with state governments. In other words, there are laws set by federal and national governments that must be followed. The textbook explains federalism as a government system designed for national and state governments to share power and authority derived from the people (Fine & Levin-Waldman 2016). The national and state governments have separate roles that act in the best interest of individuals. In 1970 the Controlled Substances Act was passed by Congress replacing the Marihuana Tax Act. According to Scherf (2015, p.121) “The CSA set in
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