Learning Objectives

As a result of reading this chapter, you will be able to

  • Delineate the types of terrorism, including the cybercrime threat posed by China and bioterrorism, and some law enforcement and legislative approaches enacted for combating these threats
  • Identify major issues facing the criminal justice system relating to handling the mentally ill, to include current programs and proposals to address those challenges
  • Explain recent patterns of illegal immigration and what is known about the link between illegal immigration and crime
  • Describe the potentially competing agendas of federal and local law enforcement agencies and how this affects the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws