Jurisdiction- court and police agencies authority to process a case
All Law enforcement agencies are under the Executive Branch of city, county, state or federal government. Department of Justice (DOJ): Enforces Federal Law and oversees all federal law enforcement agencies except the CIA and Secret Service. › The Attorney General is the head of the DOJ & part of the President’s cabinet
Purpose of federal agencies: each has specialized skills which can help to enforce laws. › Ex: the DEA (drug enforcement administration) has agents specialized in preventing drug trafficking.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Jurisdiction: Federal Function : investigates all federal crimes in the US › Examples : crimes crossing state lines, investigating terrorist threats within the US › https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13tKDpUX 51I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13tKDpUX 51I
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): › Jurisdiction: Federal › Function: responsible for the USA’s national security. Investigates international threats. › Ex: gets information on terrorists in other countries
Secret Service : › Jurisdiction: Federal › Function: Protects the Pres. & VP. Investigates $$ counterfeiting. › Ex: president’s security guards
State Bureau of Investigation (SBI): › Jurisdiction: State › Function: Assists local law enforcement in large criminal investigations. › Ex: investigating a string of bank robberies across the state or computer crimes against children.
State Troopers: › Jurisdiction : State › Function : Enforce traffic laws on state highways. › Ex : monitor speed on roads like I-85, or Route 1
County Jurisdiction : Sheriff : › Jurisdiction: County › Function: enforces laws in both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county. › Ex: Sheriff is responsible for courthouse security
City/Town Jurisdiction Police : › Jurisdiction: City/Town › Function: enforces city & ordinances › Ex: make an arrest following robbery
Magistrate : In criminal cases determines if further action is warranted when a police officer or a citizen claims that a crime has been committed. National Guard : reserve militaries in each state that are called to federal service. Can serve in the US or abroad.
On your own Complete the Back of the guided notes.
LAW ENFORCEMENT THEATER!! In a group of 3-4 you will plan out a law enforcement scenario. You will then act out the scenario in front of the class You will have 10 min to plan how to act out your enforcement scenarios. Your act will last 30 seconds long If the class correctly guesses which law enforcement agency will be called in to deal with your scenario you will be rewarded.
Describe a scenario where each of the following would have jurisdiction 1. FBI 2. State Police 3. Secret Service 4. CIA