Dual Court System Analysis

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Court History and Purpose 1 Court and Its Purpose The judicial system interprets and applies the law through a system of courts, each with a specific position and function. The judicial system serves a very important purpose in interpreting the law. Its purposes is to fairly administer justice, protect rights and liberties, settle disputes, and interpret the Constitution. The three main functions of courts are upholding the law, protecting individuals, and resolving disputes. (Siegel, Schmalleger, & Worrall, 2011). The Dual Court System The dual court system is the distinction of state and federal courts that make up the judicial branch of government. Dual court system consign to separate the Federal and State courts. Federal courts hear criminal and civil cases…show more content…
Both of these functions are important for the protection of the public safety and the operation of the system. Adjudication is one primary focuses of the courts today. This means that the courts have to decide who is going to have to answer for a criminal act. If there wasn’t adjudication, prosecutors would be filing charges in vain. Courts play an important part in determine who is and isn’t guilty. Adjudication also ensure that the lower courts apply the law right. It helps ensure that judges who make a mistake are held accountable for their mistakes. Appellate courts are important to the criminal justice system. Appellate courts help decide how police officers do their jobs. Courts oversee the operations of the criminal justice. Courts get involved once a particular matter comes to the attention of an appellate court, and only then if the decision is publicized. Lower courts don’t always publish their decisions, so this limits the oversight function. (Siegel, Schmalleger, & Worrall,
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