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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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Fellows address substantive, methodological and analytical issues relevant to BJS programs and further the existing knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system.
John McGregor, the Deputy Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek, said: "Significant criminal justice reforms have taken place in Central Asia in recent years, which make the Expert Forum all the more relevant.
I don t agree at all with the suggestion made by the Attorney General that the criminal justice system should no longer have a role in dealing with the past.
The Criminal Justice Volunteer Fair will take place at the Clarendon Building at Teesside University, in Middlesbrough, between 10am and 2pm on October.
Earning potential is severely limited by involvement in the criminal justice system.
How to improve the criminal justice system is the subject of the first consultation meeting of the newly formed West Midlands Local Criminal Justice Board.
has to say it's time to restructure and refocus the criminal justice system," said Fry.
In tackling the toughest and most controversial topics facing the American criminal justice system, many of the authors bravely offer solutions that may conflict with public opinion or fashionable political values.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the Department of Justice agency responsible for funding criminal justice information projects, agreed to underwrite the first two phases.
The bill "focuses almost exclusively on criminal justice, not on prevention," she argues, which is "a dangerously simplistic approach to a complex problem.
The book is also unusual in its approach in that it engages the reader in a discussion which exposes false beliefs about the non-racist nature of the criminal justice system in Canada and elsewhere.
However, his solution to the criminal justice crisis is appealingly simple: We need less law enforcement, not more.

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