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Description of and concerns surrounding the US Patriot Act

Q1. What are the principle functions of the USA PATRIOT Act, the Homeland Security Act, and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5? Do you feel that these functions are effective?

Q2. What issues have been raised concerning some of the authorities granted to government agencies in the USA PATRIOT Act? Are these issues viable and justified?

Q3. What is the purpose of an in-text citation in APA Style academic writing? What is the purpose of a reference? What is the most confusing aspect of APA for you (please provide an example)?

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Q1. What are the principle functions of the USA PATRIOT Act, the Homeland Security Act, and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5? Do you feel that these functions are effective?

The principle function of the Patriot Act is to avoid or punish acts of terror within the United States as well as globally. The Patriot Act has reduced the restrictions on police officers and others in law enforcement. Health records, phones, e-mail or other communication devices can now be searched by the authorities if they suspect an act of terror is going to take place. According to the American Health Information Management Association (November 2010) the principle function of the homeland Security Act is to deter terrorists attacks in the United States. This act allows the secretary of homeland security the authority to control and direct investigations that require access to information that will prevent terrorist attacks. This act also established the US Department of Homeland Security. The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 was established to ...

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This solution is comprised of over 600 words with references on the US Patriot Act and the concerns the Act has raised. Includes a paragraph on APA style citations.

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