Evolution Of The Criminal Justice System

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The first Congress in the Judiciary Act of 1789 founded the offices of U.S. Marshal and Deputy Marshal over 200 years ago. The U.S. Marshal Service (USMS) is the nation’s oldest and most multifarious federal law enforcement agency in the United States. The Marshals Service holds a distinct dominant position in the federal justice system. America has transformed drastically over the past two centuries, therefore making the federal justice system change as well. The justice system went from the initial 13 judicial districts to now 94 districts stretching across North America and beyond. With that being said, the Marshals Service expanded over the years as new states and territories were added making it much different today compared to past times.
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