Justice Not Homeland Security
This paper looks at the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as within the Department of Justice and not Homeland Security.
# 116653 | 1,900 words | 7 sources | APA | 2009 |
Published on Oct 16, 2009 in Political Science (Government Agencies) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Political Science (Terrorism) , Sociology (General)
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In this article, the writer notes that in recent years, in part due to the terrorist attacks of 9-11, there has been much talk of moving the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from its current positioning within the Department of Justice to a new position within the Department of Homeland Security. The writer discusses that although the FBI and Department of Homeland Security can certain work well together in a number of ways, the current positioning of the FBI as a branch of the Department of Justice is the correct one. The writer argues that by examining the duties of both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security and comparing and contrasting the results, one can see that moving this organization would be a mistake.
From the Paper:"Fuel is added to the fire of this problem in two ways if the FBI is moved to the Department of Homeland Security. First, the FBI is now providing the check and balance system the Department of Homeland Security needs in order to be investigated when civil liberties are violated. With the FBI as a part of this organization, there is a potential for it to become a superpower within the government. The second way this adds to the problem is that the FBI would also come under this umbrella of abusing civil liberties."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Hutton, Donald B. & Mydlarz, Anna. (2003). Guide to Homeland Security Careers. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
- Kesslet, Ronald. (2002). The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI. New York: St. Martin's Press.
- Moynihan, Donald P. (2005). Homeland security and the U.S. public management policy agenda. Governance, 18(2), 171-196.
- Owens, Lauri J. (2006). Forced through the cracks: Deprivation of the violence against women act's immigration relief in San Francisco bay area domestic violence survivors' cases. Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, 21, 13-36.
- Powers, Richard Gid. (2004). Broken: The Troubled Past and Uncertain Future of the FBI. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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