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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 5 Lecture Notes Law enforcement agencies are limited and restricted to jurisdictions, which are boundaries defined by location and/or level of government (local, state and federal). At each governmental level, agencies have specific duties. For example, at the federal level, jurisdiction includes interstate activity, homeland security and domestic terrorism. Since 9/11/2001, dynamics have changed on the federal level, with the FBI orienting more effort towards intelligence and counterterrorism, working closer with the CIA and Department of Homeland Security, rather than the Department of Justice. Around the 1960s, public opinion of officers began to change dramatically in a negative way, thus the citizens called for the standards by which officers abide be raised, and the training methods to be improved. Each level of law enforcement (local, state and federal) plays its own role and deals with specific issues in their jurisdiction. We will discuss which level is responsible for what role and why the system is organized that way. Law enforcement methods and approaches evolve with time and the issues facing their respective jurisdictions. We will discuss how these changes have occurred in the past and the impact those changes had on our society.these changes have occurred in the past and the impact those changes had on our society....
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- Spring '10