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1 Chapter 9 Courts and Pretrial Processes CJ 101 – Introduction to Criminal Justice Dr. Michael Blankenship Learning Objectives the dual court system, the hierarchy of courts (general jurisdiction, appellate etc.) the judge's functions and roles in the criminal court the methods used for selecting judges and the results of those selection methods • bail the consequences of being detained, especially for poor defendants, and the debate over preventive detention mechanisms utilized to reform the bail system or as alternatives to money bail Dual Court System In the U.S. a dual court system exists • Federal courts • State courts Key issues • original jurisdiction • appellate jurisdiction
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2 Dual Court System Three-tiered Structure States have generally followed the federal court structure checkbld trial courts of limited jurisdiction checkbld trial courts of general jurisdiction checkbld appellate courts State Court Structure • Arranged like a pyramid • One court of last resort • Intermediate appellate courts • Trial courts • General jurisdiction • Limited jurisdiction • Some specialty courts • Law defines jurisdiction of each
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3 State Trial Courts These courts function much as portrayed by the media • judges, juries, defense attorneys, prosecutors, witnesses, etc. • so-called adversarial process Idaho Judicial Districts Idaho’s Court Structure
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4 State Appellate Courts Courts of last resort • the losing side asks the appellate court to
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