Courtroom History

Unit 3 Assignment Instructions Your research paper should be 4–6 pages and should cover at a minimum:

  • The historical developments/events (a narrative timeline so to speak) that have influenced the court system’s move towards use technology for many different kinds of tasks and services,
  • A description of the specific types of technologies employed (e.g., case management software, eDiscovery®), and an explanation as to how these technologies are utilized in the courtroom.
  • The resulting effects of the new technology on courtroom procedures, presentation of evidence, juries, and verdicts.

In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the Assignment, a successful paper will meet the following criteria:

  • Length should be 4-6 pages, excluding cover page and references page.
  • Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained.
  • Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar,

punctuation, etc.).

  • Writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
  • Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.


  • Appropriate citation style should be followed.