adj255_appendix_b - Axia College Material Appendix B The...

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Axia College Material Appendix B The USA PATRIOT ACT Provisions Table Use the table below to organize information about the USA PATRIOT ACT. From the Electronic Reserve Reading article Update: USA Patriot Act , identify and classify characteristics of PATRIOT ACT provisions. Describe how each provision either poses potential risks to civil liberties, aids the War on Terror, or possibly both. While completing the table, consider what each provision means to you on a personal level. For example, Section 218 makes it easier for federal agents to open a criminal case on you or other citizens, should there be significant purpose to do so; yet, the same provision makes it easier for federal agents to gather information on a terrorist, and possibly prevent that terrorist from committing future crimes. Provision Risks to Civil Liberties Aids the War on Terror Section 218 Allows agents to obtain FISA warrants, requiring less evidence of wrongdoing, which can be subject to abuse in domestic criminal cases. Only a significant investigative purpose is required to obtain a FISA warrant. This provision makes it easier for agents to open a criminal case on terrorists, possibly preventing that terrorist from committing future crimes. Reduces barriers between intelligence work and criminal investigations Section 215 Allows federal agents to obtain access to a wide spectrum of personal information, ranging from medical records to lists of books checked out at the library, for intelligence or international
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This note was uploaded on 06/27/2010 for the course CJ CJ220 taught by Professor Owens during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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