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Department of Justice
Transcript of Department of Justice
2013: $27.2 billion
Counterterrorism and counterintelligence
programs: $4 billion
Criminal enforcement efforts: $37.4 million
Civil enforcement efforts: $17.6 million
Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ): $707,000
Office of the Inspector General: $468,000
Office of the Pardon Attorney: $45,000
Prison & Detention Adjustments: $223.9 million
Federal Prisons & Detentions: $8.6 billion
Bureau of Prisons (BOP): $6.8 billion
Salaries & Expenses Account (S&E): $268.9 million
Buildings & Facilities (B&F): $99.2 million
Federal Prison Detention (FPD): $1.7 billion
Law Enforcement: $13.009 million
Litigation: $3.293 million
Prison/Detention: $8.117 million
State & Local Assistance: $2.072 million
Other: $661 million
Contemporary issues- Cyber Crime
Cyber Crime Charges
individuals wanted on a variety of federal chargers including Money Laundering, Bank Fraud, Passport Fraud, and identity theft
Becoming a major issue as the internet is becoming a new source to commit crime
One side believes this is an important issue that needs to be recognized and dealt with.
Others believe that the amount of money spent to keep the program going and the results from the program are not up to standards. They want the program under construction or disbanded completely.
History of Department
Judiciary Act of 1789
Created the Office of the Attorney General and Postmaster-General
evolved over the years into the head of the Department of Justice and chief law enforcement officer
Attorney General could not handle everything, so eventually assistant generals were created
Current: Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Purpose of Department
"To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans."
Department of Justice
By: Kelly Howell & Gabby Hamilton
associate judge of the D.C. Superior Court under Reagan
U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C.
Deputy attorney general under Clinton
senior legal advisor to Obama's presidential campaign
the first African-American Attorney General in history
selected to participate in a program for intellectually gifted children
1969: Columbia University
1974: Columbia Law School and clerking for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Department of Justice's Criminal Division
The Department of Justice job as part of attorney general's honors program
Assigned to Public Integrity Section - investigated and prosecuted official corruption on the local, state and federal levels.
Notable Attorney Generals:
Robert F. Kennedy
DeLong, Matt. N.p.. Web. 28 Oct 2013. <http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/inside-the-2013-us-intelligence-black-budget/420/
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enforcing the laws of the government
ensures public safety against foreign, domestic threats, terrorism, and preventing crime
spying on journalist, claim to be reassessing such policies, but continue to spy .
believe department is alienated too many of our rights and are claiming "to only be doing their jobs"
attempts to destroy freedom of the press and actual journalism
FBI offers rewards for the Top 10 most wanted fugitives with a money reward to any information provided on their current location
Robert William Fisher, wanted for Unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, first degree murder, and arson of an occupied structure
Some people believe that this is necessary to spend money on the awareness of the Top 10 criminals to increase the chance of capturing the fugitive
Other's opinions state too much of the taxpayers money is being spent to keep the program up with too much invasion of people's privacy and violated
too many rights
FBI 10 Most Wanted
1988: nominated by President Reagan to become associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
1993: nominated by President Clinton to serve as the U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C. (first African-American)
1997: President Clinton nominated him to be the deputy attorney general (first African-American)
created Lawyers for One America: designed to bring greater diversity to the law profession & increase pro bono work among the nation's lawyers
Acting Attorney General under Bush
2001: Covington and Burling LLC (NFL players/ Michael Vick)
2007 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America"
"The Most 50 Influential Minority Lawyers in America"
"Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Past 30 Years."
2007: Obama's campaign as senior league advisor