The Courts Chapter Review Exam 3.docx - Chapter Review Exam 3 Chapter 4 1 Outline the four layers of a typical state court system A typical state court

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Chapter Review Exam 3 Chapter 4 1. Outline the four layers of a typical state court system. A typical state court system includes lower courts (trail courts of limited jurisdiction), major trail courts (trail courts of general jurisdiction), intermediate appellate courts, and the state high court of last resort. 2. Describe the types pf cases handled by the trail courts of limited jurisdiction. The lower courts handle the preliminary stages of felony cases and also decide a large number of misdemeanor, traffic, and small claims cases. 3. Discuss the similarities and differences between justice of the peace courts and municipal courts. Both justice of the peach (JP) courts and municipal courts are considered lower courts. They differ primarily in terms of caseloads. The rurally based JP courts have relatively low caseloads, whereas urban-based municipal courts have very large caseloads. Different urban and rural tax bases also affect their funding levels. 4. List the four primary problems confronting the lower United States. The four major problems confronting the lower courts are inadequate financing, inadequate facilities, lax court procedures, and unbalanced caseloads. 5. Identify the types if civil and criminal cases filed in trail courts of general jurisdiction. The major trail courts decide felony cases and civil cases including domestic relations, estate, personal injury, and contract cases. 6. Explain briefly the differences between a state high court of last resort in states with and without intermediate courts of appeals.
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In states without intermediate appellate courts, state courts of last resort must hear all criminal appeals. In states without intermediate courts of appeals, state courts of last resort have discretion to hear only the cases they decide are the most important. 7. List the key components of court unification. The key components of court unification include simplified court structure, centralized administration, centralized rule making, centralized judicial budgeting, and statewide financing. 8. Identify how problem-solving courts using therapeutic jurisprudence handle cases. Courts using therapeutic jurisprudence have 5 essential elements: immediate intervention, non-adversarial adjudication, hands-on judicial involvement, treatment programs with clear rules, and a team approach to treatment. 9. Discuss the consequences of court organization. The organization of courts in the United States impacts the processing of cases in several ways, including the decentralization of justice, which at times can mean that there is a choice of courts and that local control has at times resulted in local corruption. Chapter 5 1. Have a general sense of who works where in the courthouse.
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