CMRJ201 INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE Week 5 Assignment
The United States has a dual court system; a federal court system and state court systems. The structures of these court systems are very similar in that they are broken up into multiple levels to handle both criminal and civil matters. Additionally, each court system has a structure that allows for an appeal process. In some situations, cases from the state court systems can be appealed to the federal court system.
In your initial response, compare and contrast the role and function of the federal court system with the individual state court systems. As part of your discussion consider both the administrative operations of the courts, as well as the public facing (court hearing) aspects. Conclude your response by stating whether or not you believe one court system is more effective than the other and briefly defend your position.
Be sure that your answer is:
1) Based on research, and
2) Using professional, scholarly sources, and
3) Submitted in APA 6th ed style, and
4) A minimum of 350 words, excluding the references list