Psych notes 1:28:20.docx - 1 Types of courts Levels Supreme Court Appellate Court District Courts Special Types Magistrate Court Family Court Juvenile

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1. Types of courts Levels Special Types Supreme Court Magistrate Court Civil Courts State Courts Appellate Court Family Court Criminal Courts Federal Courts District Courts Juvenile Veterens 2. Federal a. Issue/Crime crosses state boundaries b. Bank Robberies c. Murder of Judge or Federal Agent d. Major Fraud (when company defrauded) e. Violation of Federal Laws f. Patent Issues g. Constitutional Issues h. Disputes between parties crossing state times 3. State a. Violation of State Laws b. Disputes that don’t cross state lines 4. Criminal a. Violation of criminal laws b. Government brings case c. Results i. Jail ii. Parole (post jail) iii. Institutionalized iv. Probation v. Fines vi. Death Penalty vii. PFA viii. Restraining Order ix. Mandated Treatment x. Community Service d. Standard of proof i. Beyond a reasonable doubt 5. Civil a. Dispute between 2 parties i. Plaintiff – bringing dispute ii. Defendant – accused b. Result always about money c. Standard of proof i. Preponderance of the evidence 6. Rules of Evidence a.

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