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United States Secret Service

UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE Abstract The United States Secret Service was created in 1865 as a federal law enforcement agency within the Treasury Department. It derives its legal authority from Title 18, United States Code, and Section 3056. It was established for the express function of stopping counterfeiting operations which had spread out in our country following the introduction of paper currency during the Civil War. The Secret Service maintains its role as guardian of the integrity...

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Criminal Intelligence and Violent Crime

analysis is useful in many areas to law enforcement. It is especially useful in apprehending violent criminals and preventing violent crimes. Violent crimes in the United States have been on a moderate decline over the past decade. This decline has been attributed to the crime analysis intelligence used by law enforcement. Prevention of violent crime and apprehension of violent criminals requires cooperation and strategy from all departments and agencies in law enforcement. According to the Attorney General...

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cja 304 week 4 Technology Affects Communications in Criminal Justice System

in Criminal Justice System CJA/304 August 15, 2013 Technology Affects Communications in Criminal Justice System Law enforcement agencies must stay tuned to the technological advances. Many police departments still do not have the adequate funding to implement computerization of certain departments, which would excel if modernized. The law enforcement departments that have evolved into modernization have a more efficient workforce. Police departments have implemented the Criminal...

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Ethical Issues in Film

however, it is not a new phenomenon. Racial profiling according to Fredrickson, "occurs when law enforcement officials rely on race, skin color, and/or ethnicity as an indication of criminality, reasonable suspicion, or probable cause, except when it is part of the description of a particular suspect" (1). There are many opposing views on racial profiling; some believe it to be a useful tool used by law enforcement, while others believe it to be another way to discriminate against minorities. This paper...

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Cjs/200 Law Enforcement Today

Law Enforcement Today Your Name Here CJS 200 January 20, 2013 Kenneth Bitting Law Enforcement Today There are several issues that face police departments today, too many to possibly count, however I believe that there are quite a few that are small and would be better focused on within the department. Now there are some that could be solved on a larger scale. I am going to define and review a few issues that do affect police departments and provide my own opinion on what could be done to...

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Alan Pinkerton Biography

public police agencies could not provide to the citizens. In 1852 he founded his own detective agency known as the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. His success of catching criminals led to contracts with the government to help protect the post office from robbery and to investigate issues concerning counterfeit money (Biography of Allan Pinkerton, n.d.). After being contracted by six railroad companies to establish a railroad police agency in 1855. The Agency was called...

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Legal Studies Chapter One Summary

Chapter One: Basic Legal Concepts. A law is a special type of rule that has been made by a person or institution that has the authority to make laws. This is referred to as sovereign power. The most important feature of law is that it is universal. This means that the law applies constantly and consistently. The law is always in effect and it applies to everyone (rule of law-no one is above the law). Laws are enforced by the police and the courts, who are acting on behalf of society. Customs...

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Technical Communication Methods

it is applied through the daily life of an enforcement type career. Mobile Data Terminal Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) is one of the technologies that have been modified throughout these last couple of years. Now the officers can run peoples identities in a matter of seconds when before the officers had to call it in and see what the suspect’s background was like. This is the perfect communication tool that we have because it is connected to other agencies as well. If a suspect decided to run to another...

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Defining and Measuring Crime

instance, is it important for a law enforcement agency to evaluate the crimes occurring in their city or jurisdiction? Is it important for citizens to know how safe is the area in which they live? If so, how is that information gathered and disseminated to the general public? How does the law enforcement component of the criminal justice system use the information to reduce crime or even predict it in the future? With the advent of applicable technology, law enforcement agencies and criminologists are now...

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Effects of Stereotyping

caused by religion can lead to a problem. Stereotypes are ideas held by some individuals about members of particular groups, based solely on membership in that group. Stereotyping is one of the biggest problems that we deal with, particularly in law enforcement. Stereotype threat can result in a self-fulfilling insight whereby a person comes to resemble his or her reputation, living up or down to social expectations. Over the years there have been many allegations of police officers accused of going...

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