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Law Enforcement

Law enforcement refers to the organized manner in which the law is enforced. Individuals are expected to abide by the norms and laws of their society, and the law enforcement system serves as both a deterrent against breaking the law while also helping to ensure that individuals are held accountable if the law does end up being broken by enacting the appropriate punishment or rehabilitation. Law enforcement agencies span from local level organizations like the police to statewide entities and national agencies like the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration).