US Department of Justice
FBI - FBI
has investigative jurisdiction over more than 200 categories of
federal crimes. Top priority is assigned to: counterterrorism, drugs/organized
crime, foreign counterintelligence, violent crimes, and white-collar
To uphold the law through the investigation of violations of federal
criminal law; to protect the US from foreign intelligence and terrorist
activities; provide leadership and law enforcement assistance to
federal, state, local, and international agencies in a manner that
is responsive to the needs of the public and faithful to the Constitution.
The FBI is the investigative arm of the Department of Justice.
of Justice Programs - OJP's mission is to provide federal leadership
in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime,
administer justice, and assist crime victims.
of Justice Statistics - Provides leadership and assistance in
support of local criminal justice strategies to achieve safe communities.
BJA programs emphasize enhanced coordination and cooperation of
federal, state, and local efforts. The Bureau of Justice Assistance
is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, US Department
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) The NACJD founded
in 1978 as part of the Inter-university Consortium for Political
and Social Research (ICPSR), is Supported by the Bureau
of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the National Institute of Justice
(NIJ) in the US Department of Justice. NACJD distributes crime and justice data from Federal
agencies, state agencies, and research
projects for secondary statistical analysis.
Department of Justice Phone Book Department of
Under the Freedom of Information Act - FOIA the Department of Justice
is required to disclose records requested in writing by any person.
The FOIA applies only to federal agencies. Department
Institute of Justice - NIJ is the research and development agency
of the US Department of Justice and is the only Federal agency solely
dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ provides
knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice,
particularly at the State and local levels. NIJ's principal authorities
are derived from the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act
of 1968, as amended (42 USC 3721-3722). The NIJ Director is appointed
by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
for Victims of Crime - (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims
of Crime Act, within the US Department of Justice,. to oversee programs
that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding
to state victim assistance and compensation programs. The agency
Supports training to educate criminal justice and allied professionals
on the rights and needs of crime victims.
OVC sponsors National
Crime Victims Rights Week - Honoring Those Who Bring Honor to
and International Victims Unit - Responsible for the development
of grant initiatives that promote the development of promising
practices, training and technical assistance in Support of improved
treatment for crime victims.
Assistance Publications and Information Resources Unit - Responsible
for developing, disseminating, and offering Information that Supports victim service providers and allied professionals.
Crime Victims Division - Responsible for advocacy, leadership,
and policy development guidance to Federal agencies and Indian
tribes to assist in developing direct services for victims of
Compensation and Assistance Division - Responsible for administering
grants that respond to the special needs of all victims of crime
through Support of state and local crime victim compensation and
Projects Division - Responsible for the development of National-scope
discretionary grant initiatives that promote the development and
replication of promising practices, training and technical assistance,
and demonstration projects in Support of improved treatment for
Judicial Center - Research and education agency of the federal
judicial system, established by Congress in 1967. The statutory
duties of the Center and its Board: By statute, the Chief Justice
of the United States chairs the Center's Board, which includes the
director of the Administrative Office of the US Courts and seven
judges elected by the Judicial Conference.
Federal Judiciary - Based on a 3 tiered hierarchy of courts.
On the bottom are 94 US District Courts in 50 states and US dependent
territories. These courts hear only those cases allowed under the
Constitution and by federal law. These include cases where crimes
have been committed that violate federal laws and disputes between
citizens of different states. Above the district courts are 13 Circuit
Courts of Appeal. These courts hear cases only if a district court
ruling has been appealed. The circuit courts only questions of law
and legal interpretation. The United States Supreme Court is the
highest court. Rulings of the circuit courts may be appealed to
the Supreme Court, but only hears cases of constitutional significance.
Congress is responsible for the federal courts. Federal judges serve
for life, unless removed by congressional impeachment. "United States
(Government)," Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia
of Tribal Justice - Established to provide a single point of
contact within the Justice Department for meeting the federal responsibilities
owed to Indian tribes. The Office provides a permanent channel of
communication for Indian tribal governments with the Department
of Justice. Because Indian issues cut across so many entities within
the Executive Branch, OTJ, in cooperation with the Bureau of Indian
Affairs, serves to unify the federal response.
Guide to Computer and Internet Crimes and Cybercrime: Hacking, Intellectual
Property Crimes, Policy, Cases, Guidance, Laws, Documents, Web Crimes,
Targets (Core Federal Information Series CD-ROM) by U.S.
Government -- This CD-ROM provides the work of the
Justice Department on computer crime and intellectual property crimes
and the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), national
critical infrastructure threat assessment, warning, vulnerability,
law enforcement investigation and response entity, providing timely
warnings of international threats, comprehensive analysis and law
enforcement investigation and response.
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