CJ 245 FBI: Past and Present (3)
This course examines the Federal Bureau of Investigation's mission in the world today. Students learn about the FBI's efforts to address the threat of terrorism both nationally and globally, as well as its efforts to continue to be on the forefront of combating crime that falls within its jurisdiction. This course also explores how the FBI was first created as a minor division of the Department of Justice in 1908 but grew steadily over the next 100 years to become a premier law enforcement agency. Students gain insight into how the FBI expanded its responsibility and jurisdiction over the years as Congress enacted laws that increasingly regulated political, economic and personal activities.