The Changing Nature of Crime and Law Enforcement Essays
"We have begun to find a way to reduce crime, forming community partnerships with local police forces to catch criminals and prevent crime. This strategy, called community policing, is clearly working. But we still have a long way to go before our streets are safe and our people are free from fear. Our next step in the fight against …show more content…
The nation's largest law enforcement agency, the FBI, takes responsibility for investigating acts of terrorism, and its counterterrorism division works to protect the country from terrorist attacks. Similarly the Central Intelligence Agency works in foreign countries, obtaining intelligence about terrorist activity. It uses its leverage world wide to investigate, and arrest suspected terrorists.
In times of extraordinarily threat the government has been known to grant law-enforcement agencies special powers of arrest and detention. These powers are generally temporary so as to avoid unjust and severe measures that violate civil rights and civil liberties. These expanded powers, however, have generated public concern and criticism, especially when