Law Enforcement Roles and Issues Analytical Essay by Nicky

Law Enforcement Roles and Issues
An exploration of contemporary issues in American law enforcement.
# 120401 | 1,523 words | 9 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper outlines the components of the criminal justice system and discusses the ranking of local, state and federal authority and the different responsibilities of each level. Next, the paper discusses law enforcement relations in the age of global terror, more specifically, the global climate after the September 11 attacks. The paper then examines intelligence collection issues and responsibilities and suggests that the decentralized nature of America's intelligence agencies impedes counter terrorism efforts. Finally, the paper discusses how to avoid excessive spending on unnecessary technology.

From the Paper:

"Matters of law allocated to federal authority under the Constitution are not subject to contradictory laws at the state level, but most other matters are defined, interpreted, regulated, and enforced by state and local authorities without federal interference. One of the best examples of this dynamic is illustrated by the controversial issue of contraceptive rights and abortion."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Allison, G. (2004) Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe. New York: Henry Holt
  • Clarke, R. (2004) Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror. New York: Simon & Schuster
  • Conlon, E. (2004) Blue Blood. New York: Riverhead.
  • Dershowitz, A. (2002) Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age. New York: Little Brown & Co.
  • Dyer, C., McCoy, R., Rodriguez, J., Van Duyn, D. (2007) Countering Violent Islamic Extremism. The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin; Vol. 76 No. 12.

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