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The paper outlines the history and development of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a federal investigative service. The paper then examines FBI agents, including what it takes to become an agent, the salary, training provided, retirement benefits and taxes they pay.
From the Paper:"The next month, Attorney General Bonaparte appointed a force of Special Agents within the Department of Justice. There were ten former Secret Service employees and a number of Department of Justice personnel that became Special Agents of the Department of Justice. This action is thought of as the beginning of the FBI. Both Attorney General Bonaparte and President Theodore Roosevelt recommended that the force of 34 Agents become a permanent part of the Department of Justice. Attorney General George Wickersham, Bonaparte's successor, named the force the Bureau of Investigation on March 16, 1909 (Learn about us, 2009).
"In order to become a FBI agent a person must be a United States citizen between 23 and 37 years of age. They must be capable of meeting the Federal Bureau of Investigation's strict physical requirements. This includes having a corrected vision of 20/20 in one eye and no worse than a corrected 20/40 vision in the other eye. A person must possess at least a bachelor's degree from a specially accredited college with a major that must thoroughly prepare you for law, accounting, science, language or a diversified FBI program. A person must be prepared for strict background checks, tough written tests and demanding interviews. The passing of a lie detector test may also be required. There is an intensive four-month training period at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, a two-year probationary assignment at a field office upon graduation (How to Become an FBI Special Agent, 2009)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- FBI Special Agent Jobs. (2009). Retrieved November 8, 2009, from Job Monkey Web site: http://www.jobmonkey.com/lawenforcement/fbi-agents.html
- How to Become an FBI Special Agent. (2009). Retrieved November 8, 2009, from eHow Web site: http://www.ehow.com/how_16303_become-fbi-special.html
- Learn about us. (2009). Retrieved November 8, 2009, from Federal Bureau of Investigation Web site: http://www.fbi.gov/
- Retirement Benefits. (2009). Retrieved November 8, 2009, from About.com Web site: http://legalcareers.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=legalcareers&cdn=careers& tm=34&f=10&su=p554.12.336.ip_&tt=11&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.fbijobs.gov /33.asp
- Today's FBI: Working for the FBI. (2009). Retrieved November 8, 2009, from Federal Bureau of Investigation Web site: http://www.fbi.gov/facts_and_figures/working.htm
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