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Case Study 1: Understanding the Court System

The U.S. Court System is a complex system that includes both federal and state-level courts. The federal system includes the judicial branch of the government. This system is designed to help society interpret the U.S. Constitution and provide guidelines for society. Court cases may concern many different topics and have an unlimited number of outcomes.

Use the Internet or Strayer databases to research a criminal court case in which you are interested. NO CASE BEFORE 1998!!

Write a five to eight (5-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Summarize the seminal facts of the case that you chose.
  2. Explain the main laws that have been violated in the case that you chose.
  3. Describe the possible penalties that could be associated with the laws that you just described.
  4. Explain whether your specific case was heard in the state or federal court system, and include any related jurisdictional requirements. Explain the fundamental reasons why it was necessary for the case to be heard in that particular court system.
  5. Summarize the outcome of the case, and indicate whether the judge or jury made the decision.
  6. Discuss whether or not you believe that the outcome of the case was justified. Provide a rationale for the response.
  7. Use at least (3) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

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Running head: OUTLINE



The courts in any country are charged with the obligation of ensuring that they give a fair
and sound ruling to anyone who has a case on violations of laws.

Overview of the case
I chose to review a case involving Dennis Rader, famously known as BTK strangler.
Laws violated

A first-degree murder case. A person should have committed murder either by (a) use of
a harmful or destructive device such as the guns or explosives or by use of poison or (b)
by inflicting some kind of torture in an individual. Also, by intentional killing of someone
and finally by the fellow rule of murder.

Possible penalties to laws violated

First degree imprisonment individual is charged with not less 25 years imprisonment or

Where the case was heard

A state court system is a court system that is responsible to handle all kinds of cases
within a specific time.

Outcome of the case

This individual on 2005 was proven guilty and charged with 10 first degree murder.

Justifying the outcome of the case


The outcome of the case was a fair one.




Beattie, R. (2005). Nightmare in Wichita: The hunt for the BTK strangler. Penguin.
Douglas, J., & Dodd, J. (2008). Inside the mind of BTK: The true story behind the thirty-year
hunt for the notorious Wichita serial killer. John Wiley & Sons.
Gibson, D. C. (2006). BTK Strangler versus Wichita Police Department: The significance of
serial murder media relations. Public Relations Review, 32(1), 58-65.


Understanding Court Systems




The courts in any country are charged with the obligation of ensuring that they give a fair
and sound ruling to anyone who has a case on violations of laws. Those who violate laws are
required to be punis...

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