Three Branches of the U.S. Federal Government

862 Words May 18th, 2014 4 Pages
Barbara Cherry
Phase 1 IP
CJUS290-1402A-01
Prof. Christine Lee
04/14/2014

Describe the 3 branches of the U.S. federal government.

1. Explain the role of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
The role of the Legislative Branch is that they are the only branch that can create new laws. They have an enormous amount of power. Elections are held every two years for the House and every six years for the Senate. The have two parts one is the House of representatives and the other is the Senate. The people elect them. (Pg 9)Makes the laws
The role of the Executive branch is invested in the President of the United States and also acts head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. They are made up of a Cabinet
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With the states united under one government to keep the states from chaos.
4. How does this impact the criminal justice system? Explain.

With regard to the criminal justice system, explain the roles of the following primary components: 1. Law enforcement:
They provide law enforcement personnel include traffi9c citations, criminal investigations and emergency response as well as crime prevention. They are there to enforce all laws set in place by the government. It is on the local and federal levels. Without law enforcement society would be in chaos.
2. Criminal courts:
The courts are there to put the right sentencing to punish the criminal and assign probation and fines, jail, or prison time that suites the crime. The criminal courts deal with business and professions and the government.
3. Civil courts:
The civil courts deal with standard lawsuits between people over torts contracts family law issues, juvenile issues, and issues involving rights of the people. They handle probate cases and guardianships. The civil courts deal with rules and regulations.
4. Corrections:
The corrections are responsible for managing all persons in custody and in the community serving your sentence. Corrections staff should keep a professional attitude to each inmate and treat them with dignity and respect. They help you to become a law-abiding member of the community. They are there to help the offender to stop committing crimes. They help out the communities by
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