Criminal Law Individual Project 1

Task Name: Phase 1 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 750–1,000 words

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Assignment Guidelines

  • Address the following in 750–1,000 words:
    • Describe the 3 branches of the U.S. federal government. 
      • Explain the role of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
      • Why are there three branches of government? Explain.
      • What is the purpose of the concept separation of powers? Explain.
      • What is federalism? Explain.
        • How does this impact the criminal justice system? Explain.
    • With regard to the criminal justice system, explain the roles of the following primary components:
      • Law enforcement
      • Criminal courts
      • Civil courts
      • Corrections
    • Explain the role of each component. Explain how each component is both interdependent and independent.
    • What are the similarities and differences between the federal and state criminal court systems? Explain.
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.