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:
- Describe a court (generally) and its purpose.
- Define the dual court system.
- Describe the role that early legal codes, the common law, and precedent played in the development of courts.
- Identify the role of courts in criminal justice today.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Include at least one (1) reference to support the information in your paper.