The Federal Bureau of Investigation

Subject: Social Studies: Government  
Grade Level:  4th Grade and Above
Catalog #  SOCI23912
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Author: Dynise Balcavage
Binding:  Hardback  
Copyright Year:  2000  

The Federal Bureau of Investigationexamines the role of the FBI form its birth in the Progressive Era to the present day. Providing behind-the-scenes analyses of famous cases such as that of serial killer Ted Bundy and the Pan Am flight 103 explosion, The Federal Bureau of Investigation gives an accurate depiction of how the Bureau handles a criminal investigation.

Although the FBI is often glamorized in the media, detailed accounts of the Bureau's activities and standards make it clear that an FBI agent's actual day-to-day activities require hard work, persistence, and complete commitment.
BR> The Federal Bureau of Investigation, shows how, in fulfillment of its mission to remain "the world's premier law enforcement agency." The FBI has held to the traditions summarized in its motto: Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity.

From the start, Americans have regarded their government with a mixture of reliance and mistrust. The founders of the republic understood the importance of government. "If men were angels," observed the 51st Federalist Paper, "no government would be necessary." But men are not angels.

The delegates who gathered in Philadelphia in 1787 to write the Constitution had two purposes in mind: They wanted to establish a strong central authority and to limit that central authority's capacity to abuse its power.

The series Your Government: How it Works provides an in-depth examination of our government and its workings and makes clear how our informed participation is crucial to government's serving both the individual and the American people as a whole.

Other Books in the Your Government -- How it Works series
The Attorney General's Office
The Cabinet
The Central Intelligence Agency
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
History of the Democrat Party
History of the Republican Party
History of Third Parties
The House of Representatives/a>
How a Bill is Passed
The Impeachment Process
The Presidency
The Internal Revenue Service
The Secretary of State
The Senate
The Speaker of the House of Representatives
The Supreme Court
The U.S. Armed Forces
The U.S. Constitution
The Vice Presidency







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