U.S. Marshals (Hardcover)

Author: Newton, Michael

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Describes the history of the United States Marshals Service, its initial purpose and how its function has evolved over the years, and their current responsibilities in modern law enforcement and in the war on terror.


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Mfg Part# 9781604136272
SKU 212704052
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1604136278
Release Date 2/28/2011
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 7L x 0.5T
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Editors Note Created in 1789, the U.S. Marshals Service is America's oldest federal law enforcement agency. The service began as a team of 13 handpicked officer charged with maintaining the security of federal courts. Today there are more than 90 U.S. Marshals and over 3,000 deputy U.S. Marshals or criminal investigators responsible for the protection of federal courts and judges, housing of federal detainees prior to trial, investigation and pursuit of federal fugitives, and administration of the Witness Security Program, among many other duties. U.S. Marshals traces the history of this pioneering national police force, examining its purpose, duties, and tactics in detail.Key topics covered include:U.S. Marshals dutiesCreation of the U.S. MarshalsCounterfeitingWitness Security ProgramKeeping order in the courtsFederal fugitivesWartime operationsMarshals killed in the line of duty.

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