Essay on The Fbi

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April 13, 2008
Justice 3012
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Throughout our research into the FBI, we found intriguing information about this government agency. Such topics include the history, employee statistics, what it takes to become an agent, what crimes the FBI investigates, and other important facts. First, what is the FBI and what do they do? The FBI is a federal law enforcement agency created in 1905 that addresses and investigates major crimes where the fugitive or fugitives have cross state borders or fled the jurisdiction of the United States. When first open, the FBI had no name and was just known as a “special agent force.” The future of what is known today as the FBI was the direct result of the Interstate
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“Yes indeed”, he said. What he had to learn is that usually the longer and more efficient you do your job, the more you move up in rank and in salary. Next, we talked about the stress levels for an FBI agent. “The assignments you have can regulate how much stress will be put on you” (Gibson 2005). Pertaining to his job though, at times stress can build up for example, when trying to solve a case and you cannot get a break, or being away from family to do an investigation as it may often require. The four major things he said that someone would need to learn upon entering the FBI is “first and most important, stay professional. Do not let your feelings and emotions get involve in the case for they could alter your decision making. Second, do not let your job take over your life. A lot of times I would find myself putting in too much overtime. Sometimes you are required to put in overtime, but know when enough is enough. Third, enjoy your job and do not take it for granted because it can all end in a split second. Last, do your job to the best of your ability. You will make mistakes, but you have to learn and grow from them” (Gibson 2005) As with every job there are cons and pros that go along with it. Cons that Mr. Gibson mentioned about being an FBI agent are that, “It can be very dangerous. Fugitives despise FBI agents more than any other law enforcement personnel.” Another con he mentioned