Published Online: 22 JAN 2014
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The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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Westfall, E. A. “. 2014. Appeal. The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1–7.
- Published Online: 22 JAN 2014
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.
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- rule of law