Inside Law Enforcement

Age Level: 10–13  Grade Level: 5–8

Today's news is filled with stories about the federal law enforcement agencies. We hear about the deportation of undocumented immigrants by ICE agents, the declassification of once top-secret information from the CIA, and the role of the FBI in the 2016 presidential election. These texts not only make clear the wide-ranging impact of these governmental organizations, but also highlight less-known tasks and responsibilities that they carry out. Readers will learn how each agency's role differs and pick up fascinating details about the jobs of the dedicated professionals who work there. Sidebars offer extra information, while back matter sections suggest various channels for learning more. Features include: Provides up-to-date, even-handed examinations of agencies that have been front and center in the national conversation in recent years. Useful for both Social Studies units and career awareness. Relevant to both the Civic and Political Institutions and the Rules, Processes, and Laws sections in the Civics area of the C3 Framework for Social Studies. Chapter Notes and Further Reading sections provide additional resources for study.

  • Fall 2019
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    Inside ICE

    Inside ICE

    Mythili Sampathkumar
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement was formed in 2003 by President George W. Bush as part of the effort to combine and consolidate several border protection, immigration, and port security services into one agency...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978508507
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    Inside the CIA

    Inside the CIA

    Bridey Heing
    Founded in the aftermath of World War II, the Central Intelligence Agency has since become a cornerstone of American intelligence gathering. It has also become embroiled in some of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries' most significant foreign policy controversies...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978508521
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    Inside the DEA

    Inside the DEA

    Bridey Heing
    The Drug Enforcement Administration was created by President Richard Nixon in 1973 as a way to centralize drug control efforts. Since then, it has become a powerful agency that plays a part not just in enforcing drug laws, but in monitoring and targeting those who funnel drugs to the United States from overseas...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978508545
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    Inside the FBI

    Inside the FBI

    Mythili Sampathkumar
    One of the oldest federal agencies, the Federal Bureau of Investigations has evolved over the last hundred years to become the Department of Justice's main law enforcement agency. This book explores its history, agents, law enforcement reach, and role as part of the American intelligence community, as well as the public storms weathered by the "Bureau."..Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978508569
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    Inside the NSA

    Inside the NSA

    Chris Townsend
    The National Security Agency was founded in secrecy after World War II. Sometimes it is even jokingly called "No Such Agency" because nearly everything the agency does is kept secret. The NSA's real work came to light after Edward Snowden exposed some of its biggest secrets in 2013...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978508583
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