College of Criminal Justice and Security
CJA/224 Version 3
Introduction to Criminal Court Systems
Court History and Purpose Paper
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you examine and evaluate the American criminal court system. Address the following in your paper:
â€¢ Describe a court and its purpose.
â€¢ Define the dual court system.
â€¢ Describe the role that early legal codes, the common law, and precedent played in the development of courts.
â€¢ Identify the role of courts in criminal justice today.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.