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Millions of cases are filed in local, state, tribal, and federal courts each year. Most court systems include trial courts, which hear criminal and civil cases; appellate courts, which review cases decided at the trial court level; and at least one supreme court, which is the court of last resort within a judiciary system.


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OJP Publications

Improving the PDQ Database To Enhance Investigative Lead Information From Automotive Paints, NIJ-Sponsored, 2016

Identifying the Needs and Challenges of Criminal Justice Agencies in Small, Rural, Tribal, and Border Areas, NIJ-Sponsored, 2016

Fostering Innovation in the U.S. Court System: Identifying High-Priority Technology and Other Needs for Improving Court Operations and Outcomes, NIJ-Sponsored, 2016

State-Administered Indigent Defense Systems, 2013, BJS, November 2016

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Family Drug Courts, OJJDP-Sponsored, November 2016

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