U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) | Definition


Course: Introduction

The mission of the Department of justice is “To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.”

The Department of Justice is a very large “parent” agency that houses many prominent criminal justice agencies such as the FBI and the DEA.

Website: http://www.justice.gov/

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