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American Law Enforcement Agencies - Chapter Summary
Work through this criminology chapter at your own pace to review the roles, types and models of American law enforcement agencies. Our expert instructors will help you see the differences between law enforcement agencies at local, state and federal levels. The chapter comes with engaging video lessons, printable transcripts and plenty of self-assessment quizzes to help you master the law enforcement topics you study. The chapter is available 24/7, and we've made it accessible on any Internet-connected device. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Understand the responsibilities of federal law enforcement agencies
- Evaluate state law enforcement models and roles
- Identify types of local law enforcement agencies
1. Federal Law Enforcement: Agencies & Responsibilities
There are so many different law enforcement agencies that it can be difficult to know who to turn to in a time of need. In this lesson, we'll examine some of the federal law enforcement agencies and their respective responsibilities.
2. State Law Enforcement: Agencies, Roles & Models
State law enforcement agencies work hard to prevent and investigate crimes within each state. But what exactly does that mean? And what types of law enforcement agencies are there? Watch this lesson to find out more.
3. Local Law Enforcement: Types, Agencies & Roles
How do we make sure that people do not commit crimes? In this lesson, we'll examine local law enforcement, including their responsibilities, the main types of local law enforcement agencies, and their relationship with the state police.
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- Court Proceedings Overview
- Basic Theories of Crime
- Types of Courts
- Types of Crime Overview
- Agencies & Offices of the Department of Justice
- Criminal Sentencing
- History of Police Brutality in America
- Laws Related to Family, Marriage & Children
- Prisons in the United States
- Police Roles & Policies
- Criminal Sanctions Used in Criminology
- Overview of Correction Facilities
- Basic Law in Criminal Justice
- Warrants in Criminal Justice
- Introduction to Criminology
- Crime Categories & Characteristics
- Theories of Criminal Behavior
- Victims of Crime: Consequences & Impact
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