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Appeal

  1. E. A. “Penny” Westfall

Published Online: 22 JAN 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118517383.wbeccj466

The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

How to Cite

Westfall, E. A. “. 2014. Appeal. The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1–7.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2014

Abstract

In the United States criminal court appeals may be filed at either the state or federal level, and this entry provides an overview of the appellate process. In doing so, the role of intermediate appellate courts, the impact of lawyer advocacy and special interest groups, and the Supreme Court's role in the appellate process are discussed.

Keywords:

  • constitutional law;
  • court;
  • ethics;
  • government;
  • jurisprudence;
  • politics and law;
  • rule of law