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3. Our federalist approach to government has resulted in multiple justice systems. Since power is divided between a central national government and regional state governments, laws vary from region to region as well as national to region and to see that these laws are obeyed requires each region to execute their own jurisdictional authority. Each region has its own policies on how to enforce laws, try criminals, and punish offenders and they do so just as long as they do not violate the rights of citizens as guaranteed by the constitution. Now there are times that jurisdiction questions arise such as a crime involving more than one state, crimes in one state that threaten the nation, or
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Unformatted text preview: actions taken by one state that violate the constitution. In situations such as these the national government may be called upon to see the goals of doing justice are carried out by settling disputes. With most of the authority on how to handle criminal justice granted to each of the states the federal government is rarely called upon to intercede. Even within regions there are regions local (county, city, town, borough, etc.) that must adhere to their own jurisdictional laws on how to handle criminal justice again so as long as they do not violate either state or national constitutional rights....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ADM J 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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