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Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Trim Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604136367
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-636-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 363
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 144

Summary

Founded in 1908 as a group of bank examiners and labor law investigators, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has become one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the world. The FBI's broad mission includes investigating everything from international terrorism and organized crime to human trafficking and white-collar crime. This new book examines the FBI from its earliest days, focusing on its main areas of activity, major cases, changes in protocol, and key tools that the agency uses to accomplish its goals.

Key topics covered include:

  • The mission of the FBI
  • The FBI laboratory
  • The FBI during World War II
  • Soviet espionage
  • Organized crime
  • White-collar crime
  • Civil rights
  • Domestic and international terrorism.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Endnotes. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Edward R. Ricciuti is the author of more than 80 books and thousands of articles. His books include Forensics 101, Wildlife Special Agent, and the Snake Almanac. Ricciuti has been in the field with law enforcement agencies in the United States and abroad. He has reported from places as diverse as the imperial palace of the Shah of Iran, the headquarters of the South African Police (SAP), scientific base camps on the African savanna, and the war zone in the former Yugoslavia. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Ricciuti was a Sloan-Rockefeller Advanced Science Writing Fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a curator at the New York Zoological Society. He combined his expertise in science, nature, and conservation with crime reporting to report on the international illegal trade in wildlife.

Reviews and Awards

"Solidly and comprehensively researched...An attractive design, plenty of photos, and solid back matter complete each package. Extremely useful for students and appealing for browsers."


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