Criminal Justice

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"The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is a principal law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice dedicated to preventing terrorism, reducing violent crime, and protecting our Nation. The men and women of ATF perform the dual responsibilities of enforcing Federal criminal laws and regulating the firearms and explosives industries. We are committed to working directly, and through partnerships, to investigate and reduce crime involving firearms and explosives, acts of arson, and illegal trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products." from web site

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The Department of Justice is responsible for enforcing the laws of the United States. DOJ duties include:

  • Combat Terrorism
  • Apprehend Most-Wanted and Other Fugitives
  • Locate Missing Persons
  • Litigate for the United States
  • Uphold Civil Rights & Liberties
  • Uphold Disability Rights
  • Operate Task Forces
  • Help Victims of Crime
  • Foster Safe Communities
  • Combat Gang Violence
  • Prevent Youth Violence
  • Halt Domestic Violence
  • Investigate Fraud
  • Fight Trafficking in Persons
  • Manage Prisons and Inmates
  • Promote Dispute Resolution

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is charged with protecting the United States and its citizens from terrorist and criminal threats. The official priorities of the FBI are:

  • Protect the United States from terrorist attack
  • Protect the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage
  • Protect the United States against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes
  • Combat public corruption at all levels
  • Protect civil rights
  • Combat transnational/national criminal organizations and enterprises
  • Combat major white-collar crime
  • Combat significant violent crime
  • Support federal, state, local and international partners
  • Upgrade technology to successfully perform the FBI's mission

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