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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI

MOISES AGUILAR US GOVERNMENT MS. ILEANA BERMUDEZ

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is

a governmental agency belonging to the United States Department of Justice that serves as both federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency (counterintelligence). Also, it is the government agency responsible for investigating crimes on Indian Reservations in the United States[ under the Major Crimes Act. The branch has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime

HISTORY
The FBI originated from a force of special agents created in 1908 by Attorney

General Charles Bonaparte during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. The two men first met when they both spoke at a meeting of the Baltimore Civil Service Reform Association. Roosevelt, then Civil Service commissioner, boasted of his reforms in federal law enforcement. It was 1892, a time when law enforcement was often political rather than professional. Roosevelt spoke with pride of his insistence that Border Patrol applicants pass marksmanship tests, with the most accurate getting the jobs. Following Roosevelt on the program, Bonaparte countered, tongue in cheek, that target shooting was not the way to get the best men. "Roosevelt should have had the men shoot at each other and given the jobs to the survivors." Roosevelt and Bonaparte both were "Progressives." They shared the conviction that efficiency and expertise, not political connections, should determine who could best serve in government. Theodore Roosevelt became President of the United States in 1901; four years later, he appointed Bonaparte to be attorney general. In 1908, Bonaparte applied that Progressive philosophy to the Department of Justice by creating a corps of special agents. It had neither a name nor an officially designated leader other than the attorney general. Yet, these former detectives and Secret Service men were the forerunners of the FBI

By 1907, the Department of Justice most frequently called upon Secret

Service "operatives" to conduct investigations. These men were welltrained, dedicatedand expensive. Moreover, they reported not to the attorney general, but to the chief of the Secret Service. This situation frustrated Bonaparte, who wanted complete control of investigations under his jurisdiction. Congress provided the impetus for Bonaparte to acquire his own force. On May 27, 1908, it enacted a law preventing the Department of Justice from engaging Secret Service operatives. The following month, Attorney General Bonaparte appointed a force of special agents within the Department of Justice. Accordingly, 10 former Secret Service employees and a number of Department of Justice peonage (i.e., compulsory servitude) investigators became special agents of the Department of Justice. On July 26, 1908, Bonaparte ordered them to report to Chief Examiner Stanley W. Finch. This action is celebrated as the beginning of the FBI. Both Attorney General Bonaparte and President Theodore Roosevelt, who completed their terms in March 1909, recommended that the force of 34 agents become a permanent part of the Department of Justice. Attorney General George Wickersham, Bonaparte's successor, named the force the Bureau of Investigation on March 16, 1909. At that time, the title of chief examiner was changed to chief of the Bureau of Investigation.

FBI GOALS
The FBI's main goal is to protect and defend the United States, to uphold

and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners. Currently, the FBI's top investigative priorities are: Protect the United States from terrorist attacks (see counter-terrorism); Protect the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage (see counter-intelligence); Protect the United States against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes (see cyber-warfare); Combat public corruption at all levels; Protect civil rights; Combat transnational/national criminal organizations and enterprises (see organized crime); Combat major white-collar crime; Combat significant violent crime.

Why I pick this agency?


I choose this agency because is one of the famous ones in the united states and is almost every where it has a surprising amount of investigation capacity, it is so interesting, that this agency know more about you than your best friends and manage a amazing technology department that help everything get out of its hiding place, they manage from small cases to huge cases like federal ones. They have a variety of working field like crime scenes and it just AWESOME.

Social Life
The FBI help in different ways one of them is the Field Office Victim

Assistance Program. FBI victim specialists are located in field offices across the country and are available to personally assist victims of federal crimes investigated by the division or field office where they work. Victim specialists must have extensive knowledge and experience in crisis intervention, social services, and victim assistance. The victim specialist is charged with ensuring that victims who choose to do so receive the opportunity to be notified of important case events and receive information about and assistance with a wide range of victim assistance services in his or her location. Some of these services include state crime victims compensation programs, rape crisis centers, homicide bereavement support groups, mental health counseling, and special services for child victims. The OVA devotes special resources to ensure that Native American victims have access to assistance and services. More than 40 of the 122 victim specialists working in the FBI are dedicated to serving Native American victims. To reach the victim specialist in the nearest FBI office, please contact your local FBI office. This helps hundred of people to be found in kidnaps or when they disappear

Bibliography
http://www.fbi.gov/stats-

services/victim_assistance/overview/field-officevictim-assistance-program http://www.fbi.gov/ http://www.fbi.gov/aboutus/investigate/what_we_investigate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Bureau_of_I nvestigation#History

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