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History & Background of the U.S. Criminal Justice System
Ethics & the Justice System
The U.S. Court System
The Difference Between Federal and State Courts
The federal government and each of the state governments have their own court systems. Discover the differences in structure, judicial selection, and cases heard in both systems.
The Maryland court system has four levels: two trial courts and two appellate courts.
State Court Systems
While state court systems differ in many ways, they have some similarities in structure. Discusses the typical state court system.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Corrections
NIJ portal to information research and other information resources about corrections topics and subtopics.
The Sentencing Project
Works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.
National Corrections Standards
Frederick Community College prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its activities, admissions, educational programs, and employment.