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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the primary federal law enforcement agency and the nation's domestic intelligence and security service. The agency investigates a variety of federal offenses, including as terrorism, cybercrime, organized crime, public corruption, civil rights abuses, and white-collar crime.


  • In 1935, the Bureau of Investigation was renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation, having been founded in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation. Initially, the organization was responsible with investigating federal law infractions, such as interstate crime, financial fraud, and land fraud.
  • The FBI's purpose has evolved over the years to encompass a broad variety of local and foreign concerns, such as terrorism, cybercrime, and espionage. In addition to being involved in high-profile investigations, such as the Watergate affair and the Unabomber case, the FBI has also been involved in investigations involving scandals and notorious criminals.


  • The FBI runs field offices and resident agencies throughout the United States and in numerous international countries. A Director is appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate to lead the agency.
  • There are various divisions and offices within the FBI, including:
  • The Crime, Cyber, Response, and Services Division investigates crimes including terrorism, cybercrime, and organized crime.
  • The National Security Branch investigates risks to national security, including espionage and terrorism.
  • The Science and Technology Division is responsible for creating and deploying cutting-edge technology to aid FBI investigations.
  • The Human Resources Division manages the FBI's employees, including recruiting, training, and career advancement.

Investigative Techniques

  • The FBI collects evidence and pursues criminal charges using a range of investigation tactics, including:
  • Surveillance The FBI monitors and tracks suspects through physical surveillance, electronic surveillance, and other tactics.
  • The FBI utilizes undercover agents to infiltrate criminal groups and obtain intelligence during covert operations.
  • The FBI relies on confidential informants for information on illegal activity.
  • The FBI utilizes sophisticated forensic procedures to examine physical evidence, such as DNA and fingerprints.


  • Throughout the years, the FBI has been embroiled in a number of issues, including charges of political prejudice, misbehavior, and abuse of authority. Among the most prominent controversies are:
  • The FBI's investigation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while in office.
  • Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the FBI monitored civil rights leaders and anti-war campaigners.
  • The role of the FBI in the investigation and monitoring of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Without a warrant, the FBI uses National Security Letters to gather personal information from individuals and corporations.

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