After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
- Identify the basic federal and state court structures and jurisdictions.
- Discuss the purpose and procedures of the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Distinguish between limited and general jurisdiction courts.
- Describe the types and objectives of problem-solving courts.
- Identify the problems associated with court congestion.
- Name the postive and negative aspects of delayed trials.
- Summarize the selection and role of judges.