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Essay on the F.B.I.

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To uphold the law through the investigation of violations of federal

  criminal law; to protect the U.S. from foreign intelligence and terrorist

  activities; to provide leadership and law enforcement assistance to

  federal, state, local, and international agencies; and to perform these

  responsibilities in a manner that is responsive to the needs of the public

  and is faithful to the constitution of the U.S.: this is the mission of the

  Federal Bureau of Investigation.


  The agency now known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation was founded in

  1908 when the Attorney General appointed an unnamed force of Special Agents

  to be the investigative force of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Before

  that time, the DOJ had to borrow Agents from the U.S. Secret Service to

  investigate violations of federal criminal laws within its jurisdiction. In

  1909, the Special Agent Force was renamed the Bureau of Investigation, and

  after a series of name changes, it received its present official name in



  During the early period of the FBIs history, its agents investigated

  violations of mainly bankruptcy frauds, antitrust crime, and neutrality

  violation. During World War One, the Bureau was given the responsibility of

  investigating espionage, sabotage, sedition (resistance against lawful

  authority), and draft violations. The passage of the National Motor Vehicle

  Theft Act in 1919 further broadened the Bureau's jurisdiction.


  After the passage of Prohibition in 1920, the gangster era began, bringing

  about a whole new type of crime. Criminals engaged in kidnapping and bank

  robbery, which were not federal crimes at that time. This changed in 1932

  with the passage of a federal kidnapping statute. In 1934, many other

  federal criminal statutes were...


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