Court History and Purpose

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 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.
For reference please use: Courts and Criminal Justice in America (ed 2011): Larry Siegel, Frank Schmalleger, John Worrall, Chapter 1, 3 and 4.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.