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Court History and Purpose in criminal justice

Court History and Purpose
- Describe a court and its purpose.
- Define the dual court system.
- Describe the role that early legal codes, the common law, and precedent played in the development of courts.
- Identify the role of courts in criminal justice today.

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Describe a court and its purpose:

The purpose of the court is to adjudicate cases of misconduct in reference to the law as established by the legislature. In addition, any resolutions that can be provided for pending lawsuits, or any questionable actions that are not defined by current precedent fall within the jurisdiction of the court. The highest court in the land the United States Supreme Court handles many social issues such as abortion and other mandates that set the precedent for lower courts. ...

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This solution describes the purposes of courts throughout history and how America's dual court system is structured adn operated.