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Department of Justice

  • By: Katherine M. Newbold
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

The Department of Justice (DOJ), an agency of the judiciary branch of the federal government, is headed by the U.S. attorney general (AG), who reports directly to the president of the United States and is a cabinet-level officer. The mission of ...

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