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CJUS 2100 Week 5 Notes

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CJUS 2100 Chapter 5 notes: Federal Agencies. Includes material that will be seen on future quizzes and exams.
US Crime/ Justice
Dr. Peter Johnstone
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Criminal, Criminal Justice, Intro to criminal justice, Introduction Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice System, federal, agencies
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Date Created: 10/07/16
CJUS 2100- Chapter 5: Federal Agencies  Intro o According to Kenneth Peak, the 3-year salary range offered by the US Dept. of Homeland Security is between $100,502- $118,589 if you hold a master’s degree. o Many agencies have been reformatted or merged into ‘superagencies’ since 9/11, so that today there are 73 agencies with federal arrest authority that are authorized to carry firearms while on duty.  The Big 4 o The 4 largest agencies of total 120,000 sworn personnel- Custom’s & Border Protection, US Immigration & Customs Enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Prisons & the Federal Bureau of Investigation- account for the employment of 4 of every 5 federal officers.  Customs & Border Protection and US Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) are part of the Dept. of Homeland Security, which employs 55,000 officers (46% of the total # of federal officers).  IG officers investigate cases of fraud, bribery, waste and abuse related to federal programs.  Currently 1/6 of all federal special agents are women.  Of the officers employed by the Pentagon Force Agency, 51.2% are members of a racial or ethnic minority.  Dept. of Homeland Security o The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) was est. under the Homeland Security Act 2002 in response to the terrorist attacks upon the US in 2001.  2 of the numerous functions the agency undertakes are passenger and cargo screening @ airports and the air marshal’s service.  Federal Air Marshals are armed agents who are deployed on national and international flights to protect and crew in the event of a hostile attack on board a flight.  ATF o ATF describes itself as “The Violent Crime Bureau”.  ATF is “A unique law enforcement agency in the US Dept. of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, act of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products…”  The Secret Service o The Secret Service has 2 responsibilities: the protection of designated national and international leaders & criminal investigations.  The service was originally est. to prevent the counterfeiting of US currency.  President George W. Bush will be the 1 president to have protection for a maximum of 10 years upon leaving office.  US Marshals o Oldest Federal Agency in the US.  Formed by President George Washington on Sept. 24, 1789, when he appointed 13 marshals.  One of the many tasks this agency undertook was to perform the execution of federal convicts sentenced to death; another was to investigate matters of counterfeiting until the creation of the Secret Service.  Their principal roles are protection services to judges, federal Das, jurors, members of the public using the courts and defendants. o Operation Falcon was a nationwide fugitive apprehension operation coordinated by the USMS that involved dozens of other agencies across the US. o The USMS is unique that it has federal and state powers; this means that when the service is operating within any state, marshals have exactly the same powers as a sheriff of that state in addition to the federal powers they hold  FBI Special Units o Members of Behavior Analysis Units (BAU) are specialists in observing and interpreting offender behavior patterns and the factors behind specialty crimes, such as motive and frequency. o There are 4 BAUs: Counterterrorism and Threat Assessment, Crimes against Adults, Crimes against Children, & Unit 4, ViCAP, Violent Criminal Apprehension Program.  Questions o Many agencies have been reformatted or merged into “superagencies” since 9/11 so that today there are _____ agencies with federal arrest authority that are authorized to carry firearms while on duty.  73 o US Immigration and Customs enforcement is part of the Dept. of Homeland Security.  True o The federal agency that grew the most between 2002 and 2008 was:  Pentagon Force Protection Agency o There are 20 federal agencies that employ fewer than 250 personnel with arrest powers.  False (16) o Offices of the Inspector General (IG) investigates cases of:  Fraud, Bribery, Waste and Abuse related to federal programs o “A unique law enforcement agency in the US Dept. of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism…” This statement describes which agency?  ATF o This service was originally established to prevent counterfeiting of US currency.  Secret Service o The oldest federal agency in the US.  US Marshals Service o The mission of these FBI units, ______, is to provide operational and specialist support to state and local agencies for specific and often sensitive crime investigations.  Behavioral Analysis Units o Most countries that require their police officers to attend university as part of basic training have federal agencies that supplement the work of the police.  False (very few also have federal agencies)


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