HyperDic: department_of_justice

English > 1 sense of the expression Department of Justice:
NOUNgroupDepartment of Justice, Justice Department, Justice, DoJthe United States federal department responsible / responsible for enforcing federal laws / laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation)
English > Department of Justice: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningThe United States federal department responsible / responsible for enforcing federal laws / laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870.
SynonymsJustice Department, Justice, DoJ
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
legislation, statute lawlaw enacted by a legislative body
PartsBureau of Justice Assistance, BJAThe bureau in the Department of Justice that assists local criminal justice systems to reduce or prevent crime and violence and drug abuse
Bureau of Justice Statistics, BJSThe agency in the Department of Justice that is the primary source of criminal justice statistics for federal and local policy makers
Drug Enforcement Administration, Drug Enforcement Agency, DEAfederal agency responsible / responsible for enforcing laws and regulations governing narcotics and controlled substances
Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBIA federal law enforcement agency that is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons, BoPThe law enforcement agency of the Justice Department that operates a nationwide system of prisons and detention facilities to incarcerate inmates sentenced to imprisonment for federal crimes
National Institute of Justice, NIJThe law enforcement agency that is the research and development branch of the Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service, US Marshals Service, MarshalsThe United States' oldest federal law enforcement agency is responsible today for protecting the Federal Judiciary and transporting federal prisoners and protecting federal witnesses and managing assets seized from criminals and generally ensuring the effective operation of the federal judicial system
Broaderexecutive departmentA federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
Spanishdepartamento de justicia, ministerio de justicia
Catalandepartament de justícia, Justice, ministeri de justícia, Ministeri de Justícia

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