For your Unit 3 research project, you will research the use of technology in the �court community.� A good place to start your research is The National Center for State Courts (NSCS) http://www.ncsconline.org/ The “courttechnologybulletin” http://www.ncsconline.org/d_tech/CTB2/ offers insight into new technologies that court systems are exploring and implementing.
Your research paper should be 4 – 6 pages and should cover at a minimum:
1) the historical development/events (a timeline so to speak) that has influenced the court systems� move to use technology for any number of tasks and services,
2) the types of technologies employed (e.g., case management software, eDiscovery),
3) standards, and
4) collaborative partnerships (joint ventures).
HINT: From the main NCSC tech site http://www.ncsconline.org/D_Tech/ click on Joint Tech to get started on developing the historical sequence of events and what has led to what.
In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the assignment, a successful paper will meet the following criteria:
o Length should be 4 � 6 pages, excluding cover page and references page
o Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained
o Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.).
o Writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful
o Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics
o Appropriate citation style should be followed