The Department of Justice (DOJ) doesn't make the laws, it just enforces them. The DOJ, one of 15 federal executive departments, is charged with enforcing federal law, defending the rights of US citizens, and representing the legal interests of the US government. The department covers both civil and criminal areas of federal law and is involved in everything from prosecuting offenders of antitrust laws to investigating organized crime. With the US Attorney General at its helm, the DOJ comprises more than 50 separate agencies, including the FBI, ATF, US Marshals, BOP, CRS, and US Attorneys. It has an annual budget in excess of $27 billion.