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The FBI, or Federal Bureau of Investigation is the principal US Department of Justice. It is a multi-purpose office used to secure the interests of the US Nation. Its scope of responsibility stretches from the investigation of federal crimes to the gathering of information related to the security of the country.
In other words, the FBI is both the big police agent of the US that is appealed whenever the federal nation is under major threat, and a domestic intelligence agency (like the CIA), used to investigate and to collect data on behalf of the US government.
The FBI was created in 1908, and was first composed of a few special agents from the secret service. It was first used on the purpose of enforcing the laws between the states. It gained responsibility during the prohibition era, when the Bureau made hundreds of criminals arrested and prosecuted. The FBI tracked down domestic criminals from the organized crime (mafia) and little by little came to investigate on foreign espionage affairs and plans of terrorist attacks. The forties and fifties were marked by the fight against communism, and American special agents specialized in the breaking of soviet codes.
Nowadays, the FBI is still used to counter terrorism, to ward off foreign espionage attempts, to combat the main frauds and the main violent crimes. But criminality changed and adapted to the technological improvements, and the FBI also has to fight against Cyber-terrorism.
FBI investigations on Bank robberies, drug affairs, conspiracies, illegal gambling businesses.. belong to the criminal activity most charged in courts. FBI's own activities must remain within the scope of the law even though some “exceptions” to the rule are made: wiretapping is a common practice to spy on doubtful people, and since 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Patriot Act allows now to gather very personal informations on ground of slight suspicions in the name of national security.