The U.S. Marshals and their Deputies Analytical Essay by scribbler

Looks at the history and present duties of the Marshals Service, one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States.
# 151763 | 1,470 words | 3 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Sep 23, 2012 in Criminology (Public and Crime) , Public Administration (General)

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This paper explains that, for over 200 years, the U.S. Marshals have served as the civil authority to provide safety and protection for its citizens. Next, the author describes the unique and elite nature of the Marshals to enforce the law and execute court orders, beginning on the American frontier, even the1850 Fugitive Slave Act and during the 1960s civil rights movement. The paper reports on the current duties especially as related to the courts and the structure of the Marshal Services, which are directed by the Department of Justice.

Table of Contents:
History of the U.S. Marshals and their Deputies
The U.S. Marshals Today

From the Paper:

"Although the world has changed and developed much since the early American years, being a Marshal or Deputy is no less challenging or dangerous than it was at the inception of the agency. Among their Federal Law Enforcement duties, for example, Marshals are required to serve criminal and civil process and warrants of arrest; they move federal prisoners; protect witnesses when required; serve and dispose property under court orders; secure federal court facilities, judges, and jurors; prevent civil disturbances; and restore order in situations where riots or mobs cause chaos and danger to citizens and their property. The court or Department of Justice directs these duties.
"Today's requirements for Marshals and Deputies entail that they must be proficient in all the instruments and tools of law enforcement. They should for example carry firearms and be familiar with the latest electronic communications equipment and devices used for security. The work is associated with high stress levels, as Marshals are at constant risk, work irregular hours, and are often exposed to severe conditions, travel and physical exertion. Marshals are then required to always conduct their work according to the highest level of ethics, as dictated by the law enforcement profession as a whole."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • DEA Aucstions. (2010). U.S. Marshal History.
  • (2010). United States Marshals History.
  • U.S. Marshals Service. History. United States Dept. of Justice.

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