American Criminal Justice Agencies Flashcards

American Criminal Justice Agencies Flashcards
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National Security Division
A division of the Department of Justice that handles terrorism and threats to the country. Created by the Patriot Act after 9/11.
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2 improvements of the FBI by J. Edgar Hoover

1. Instituted strict training standards, lending credibility to the agency

2. Created the Identification Division to track criminals nation-wide with fingerprints

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
A branch of the U.S. Department of Justice with both intelligence and law enforcement sections that enforces federal criminal law.
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Cannabis eradication
A duty of the DEA focused solely on helping law enforcement track and shut down illegal marijuana cultivation.
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Demand reduction
The DEA duty that promotes public education of the dangers of drugs and encourages drug free living in schools and treatment centers.
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Intelligence
A duty of the DEA that involves investigating major drug rings and tracks trends to help local law enforcement arrest criminals.
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Diversion control
A duty of the DEA that involves preventing the recreational and illegal use of medical or legal substances.
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Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards can help you study fundamental basics of criminal justice in America. The set includes details regarding specific laws, positions, agencies, and divisions of the Department of Justice. Key figures in the history of federal law enforcement are identified, divisions and agencies are differentiated, and the evolution of federal law enforcement throughout modern history is detailed. You can use this set to review major acts and laws or to learn more about how the criminal justice system operates in America.

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Diversion control
A duty of the DEA that involves preventing the recreational and illegal use of medical or legal substances.
Intelligence
A duty of the DEA that involves investigating major drug rings and tracks trends to help local law enforcement arrest criminals.
Demand reduction
The DEA duty that promotes public education of the dangers of drugs and encourages drug free living in schools and treatment centers.
Cannabis eradication
A duty of the DEA focused solely on helping law enforcement track and shut down illegal marijuana cultivation.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
A branch of the U.S. Department of Justice with both intelligence and law enforcement sections that enforces federal criminal law.
2 improvements of the FBI by J. Edgar Hoover

1. Instituted strict training standards, lending credibility to the agency

2. Created the Identification Division to track criminals nation-wide with fingerprints

National Security Division
A division of the Department of Justice that handles terrorism and threats to the country. Created by the Patriot Act after 9/11.
Department of Justice Criminal Division

This section of the government develops, enacts, and manages federal criminal laws; investigates white collar crime, oversees the Witness Protection Program, and manages surveillance.

Delinquency
Illegal actions by an individual under the age of 18.
Truancy
A minor's illegal or unsanctioned absence from school.
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (1974)
A law allotting federal money to fund state programs that promote positive behavior in minors and help protect them in the criminal justice system.
Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (2006)
Law that compiles a database of sex offenders nationwide, w/ harsher penalties for crimes against minors, and training for web-based law enforcement & combating exploitation of children online.
US Attorney General
Part of the Executive Branch of government and head of the Department of Justice, created by the Judiciary Act of 1789.
U.S. Marshals
Oldest U.S. federal agency, est. by the Judiciary Act of 1789, enforces federal laws, serves warrants, transports prisoners, and manages the Witness Protection Program, among other duties.

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