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Computer Crimes and Terrorism in Law Enforcement Agencies

In the United States, a number of law enforcement agencies, including the Secret Service, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, among others, have taken on roles to fight computer crimes and terrorism.

Explain the existing challenges that result from the independent nature of these agencies, as well as the other factors that are common to each of them.

Discuss how the U.S. could align these efforts to better protect the nation against digital crimes and terrorism.

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The Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and Department of Homeland Security each have individual roles that are tasked for fighting the increasing threat of computer crimes and internet espionage. These agencies currently have different objectives but each should be aligned to better protect the nation against computer crimes that can result in infrastructure damage or failure. The Secret Service is primarily focused upon fighting counterfeiting crimes that are made easier with the onslaught of technology that has been established with advances in technology. Therefore, the use of jet printers, computer scanners, and other technological advances has led to an influx of computer crimes that allow regular people with little to no experience in counterfeiting to produce counterfeited money that has the ability to pass as 'real'.

This has necessitated renewed and innovative efforts on behalf of the Secret Service to prevent this type of digital crime. The FBI focuses on a myriad of computer crimes that consist of identity theft, computer espionage, ...

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The solution examines computer crimes and terrorism in law enforcement agencies.

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