Fuller, Introduction to Criminal Justice: A Brief Edition Student Resources

Chapter 1


Different criminal offenses are under the jurisdiction of different levels of government. Find a recent news article describing how law enforcement agencies have addressed a particular crime.

  1. What level of government does the law enforcement agency that responded to this crime represent? Was it a federal agency, state agency, or a local agency?
  2. Why did this offense fall under the jurisdiction of the level of government that you identified?