The FBI: A Comprehensive Reference Guide

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999 - Law - 409 pages
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"Since its inception in the early 20th century the Federal Bureau of Investigation has emerged as a dominant agency in the American judicial system. Within its 10 chapters, this source provides a comprehensive chronological history of and guide to the FBI that includes information about the facilities, the organizational structure, and biographies of key individuals. This reference source will not only please FBI enthusiasts, but it also serves as an excellent resource for those interested in U.S. history, criminal justices, and American culture. Also included is an extensive chronology of key events, a subject index, and an authoritative bibliography. Numerous photographs throughout the book illustrate the essays, along with graphs and tables. An excellent reference source for all libraries".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
 

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Contents

A Brief History of the FBIs Role and Powers
1
Notable Cases
45
Controversies and Issues
101
FBI Oversight and Liaison Relationships
143
The Traditions and Culture of the FBI
167
Organization and DaytoDay Activities
205
Buildings and Physical Plant
249
The FBI in American Popular Culture
261
Biographies
309
Chronology of Key Events
361
Annotated Bibliography
385
Index
397
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ATHAN G. THEOHARIS is nationally recognized as a leading authority on the FBI. He served as a consultant in 198081 to the National Archives Task Force on FBI Records and in 197576 as a consultant to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Activities, and he has testified frequently before Congress on electronic surveillance policy, federal records policy, and the Freedom of Information Act. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the FBI, including "Spying on Americans: Political Surveillance from Hoover to the Huston Plan," "From the Secret Files of J. Edgar Hoover," "The FBI: An Annotated Bibliography and Research Guide," and "The Boss: J. Edgar Hoover and the Great American Inquisition." Theoharis is currently writing a history of the FBI covering the period from 1939 to 1956. He is a professor of history at Marquette University.

TONY G. POVEDA is a professor of sociology at the State University of New York, Plattsburg, where he served as chair of the sociology department and coordinator of the criminal justice program. He is the author of "Lawlessness and Reform: The FBI in Transition" and "Rethinking White Collar Crime" and has published numerous scholarly articles. For the past 20 years, his research has focused on the crimes of large organizations, including corporations and government agencies. Poveda received his doctorate in criminology from the University of California at Berkeley.

SUSAN ROSENFELD was appointed as the FBIs first official historian in 1984 and held this position for almost nine years. Previously, she taught at Cornell, Georgetown, American, Howard, and Virginia Commonwealth Universities and worked for the National Archives analyzing the FBI, Watergate, and other government investigatory records. Rosenfelds writings include: the entry on J. Edgar Hoover in "Scribners Dictionary of American Biography," a brief history of the FBI, a history of the J. Edgar Hoover Building, and numerous articles. Currently she is writing a book on the history of U.S. government surveillance.

RICHARD GID POWERS is a professor of history at the College of Staten Island and the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where he also directs the American Studies Program. His writings on the FBI include "Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hoover," "G-Men: Hoovers FBI in American Popular Culture," and "Not Without Honor: The History of American Anticommunism." He is currently writing a history of the FBI.

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