criminal justice

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criminal justice

n. a generic term for the procedure by which criminal conduct is investigated, arrests made, evidence gathered, charges brought, defenses raised, trials conducted, sentences rendered, and punishment carried out.

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For decades, politicians have appeared to be 'tough on crime' by passing onerous laws that trap people in a horribly broken criminal justice system.
But rejecting the measure will do nothing to bolster our declining criminal justice system options.
Adults involved in the criminal justice system report poor educational histories.
Part II describes the problem of elder abuse and the nature of the public policy response to it, focusing in particular on the emergence and substance of the criminal justice system response to elder abuse.
I highly recommend this book to instructors who are seeking an innovative textbook that encourages student engagement for their course, and believe that audiences interested in acquiring additional knowledge about the various stages of the criminal justice system will significantly benefit from exploring the various resources provided within this text.
Women and the Criminal Justice System has been thoroughly updated to reflect the continuing impact of globalization and economic insecurity on the criminal justice system, as well as the increasing feminization of poverty.
The Law Society has warned that the criminal justice system will be pushed to breaking point by Alistair Darling's plans to cut pounds 360m from the budget.
Anyone interested in working in the criminal justice system is invited to drop in to The Commy in the Parklands Centre, Speke, on October 21, between 10am and 4pm to find out about careers, training and how the criminal justice system works.
A ROADSHOW will hit the streets to inform people about the Criminal Justice System.
The issue of increase in crime and the ways to handle it appropriately by the criminal justice system remains at the center of public discourse.
If you've been a crime victim you have many rights and obligations within the criminal justice system as well as outside of it--and CRIME VICTIM'S GUIDE TO JUSTICE explains everything needed to get such justice.
Vera Baird, the member for Redcar, said comments by Dame Helen in an interview with the Sunday Times showed "an absolute lack of knowledge about the way the criminal justice system works".

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