Chapter 10

Chapter 10 - Criminal Justice, 4th Edition by Jay S....

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Criminal Justice, 4 th Edition by Jay S. Albanese Chapter 10 Origins and Organizations of the Courts
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Adjudication The structure and process by which we determine whether suspects are offenders and what should be done with them
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Courts State Courts Courts of limited jurisdiction (municipal; family) General jurisdiction courts (trial courts, circuit courts, district courts, superior courts) Appellate Courts Federal Courts Courts of limited jurisdiction U.S. District Courts (general jurisdiction) Appellate Courts Intermediate appellate court U.S. Courts of appeals U.S. Supreme Court
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Participants in judicial process Prosecutors – Victims Defense Attorney – Defendants Judges Juries
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Prosecutors Elected or appointed officials who represent the citizens of the community by bringing charges against an accused person Also known as district, county, state, commonwealth, or US attorneys
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Defense Attorneys Represent legal rights of the accused in
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