The FBI and National Security by Robert Grayson
(The Fbi Story)

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Synopsis

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a national agency dedicated to investigation federal crimes. Founded as a small team of special agents on July 26, 1908, the Bureau was first charged with enforcing the growing body of federal laws covering the United States as a whole. Almost from the beginning of its 100-year history, the Bureau has been the subject of legend and controversy. It has also evolved into a vast and sophisticated national law-enforcement agency. Whether as a federal crime-fighting force or a source of investigative support of local and state police forces, the modern FBI strives to embody its ideals of fidelity, bravery, and integrity.

This book shows the way the FBI operates in the post-9/11 world. By reviewing both the historical role and contemporary role of the FBI in matters of terrorism and national security, this book shows how the agency has reinvented itself into an intelligence-gathering counterterrorism force bent on stopping any and all terrorist threats against the United States. Protecting the nation from a terrorist attack is now-and for the foreseeable future-the FBI's top priority, and the agency has dedicated its resources to accomplishing this important mission.

The FBI Story

The FBI and Civil Rights

The FBI and Crimes Against Children

The FBI and Cyber Crimes

The FBI and National Security

The FBI and Organized Crime

The FBI and Public Corruption

The FBI and White-Collar Crime

The FBI Files: Successful Investigations

The FBI's Most Wanted

A History of the FBI

How to Become an FBI Agent

Investigative Techniques of the FBI

 

About Robert Grayson

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Robert Grayson is the author of many lively, topical books for young adults. An award-winning former daily newspaper reporter and cable-TV talk show host, Robert also writes magazine articles on arts and entertainment for national publications. He has helped organize, promote and publicize major craft shows in the Northeast, including a Judaica showcase, and is an avid craft collector.
 
Published February 28, 2010 by Mason Crest Publishers. 64 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences.