Federal Law Enforcement

A Primer

Second Edition

by Jeff Bumgarner, Charles E. Crawford, Ronald Burns

Tags: Law Enforcement

Teacher's Manual forthcoming

348 pp

ISBN 978-1-61163-768-7
eISBN 978-1-5310-0892-5

Federal Law Enforcement: A Primer serves to fill a gap in criminal justice literature by examining federal law enforcement from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Part I of the book considers the history of federal law enforcement in the United States as well as its current status within the broader American law enforcement community. Debate over the reach and scope of federal law enforcement is also addressed.

Parts II through V of the book examine the history, organization, personnel, and function of over 20 specific federal law enforcement agencies. Finally, Part VI of the book addresses careers within, and the future of, federal law enforcement in the United States.

The second edition updates the first throughout.


"I've been waiting 25 years for a book in this subject area or on this topic." — John F. Doherty, Marist College

Comp Copy If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.