Unformatted text preview: Criminal cases can be prosecuted by a representative of the state or federal government. But the federal government is on a larger scale. The textbook gave two example that help demonstrate the different scales. Both are rape cases. The first is a prosecution by a district attorney and labeled Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. John Doe . The second, a federal case brought by a U.S. attorney and labeled United States v. Jane Doe (8). It is necessary to have a clear distinction between the two. The federal system of government was vital when moods of transportation and communication advanced and caused problems on interstates. The state and local law enforcement agencies ran into mass numbers of Interstate flight problems. As a result the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was established (16). The FBI plays an important part through enumerated powers today as a result (13)....
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- Summer '09
- criminal law, Federal Bureau of Investigation