Jurisdiction is very important within the court system because it is what decides whether the state or federal government has the authority to prosecute the case. In a 2–3-page paper, research the following:

  • What is jurisdiction, and how does it impact state and federal courts? 
  • What is concurrent jurisdiction? 
  • Provide 2 examples of crimes for which the state court has jurisdiction, and 2 examples of crimes for which the federal court has jurisdiction. Why does each have jurisdiction for the crimes you have listed? 
  • Provide 1 example of a crime for which there is concurrent jurisdiction. In this case, where do you think the case should be prosecuted, and why? 
  • Provide APA citations and references.