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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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They revealed a shocking picture, with just 53 per cent of people aged 16 and over confident that the criminal justice system is effective.
He added that due to the unequal justice that has become the hallmark of the nation's criminal justice system the prisons and police cells are filled with the victims of the unjust socioeconomic system, explaining further that, 'the Nigerian Bar Association which does not hesitate to mobilise hundreds of lawyers to defend indicted senior lawyers and judges has not deemed it fit to extend free legal services to indigent defendants facing trial for poverty related offences in the courts.
He stressed that the existing criminal justice system urgently required reforms as a whole.
As intensity of drug use increased, history of involvement in the criminal justice system increased (15.9, 22.4, 33.2, 51.7, and 76.8 percent, respectively, for no use, prescription opioid use, prescription opioid misuse, prescription opioid use disorder, and heroin use).
Criminal justice system. Lastly, the race and ethnic experience through the lens of science, law, and the American imagination, are explored, concluding with policy recommendations for social and criminal justice reform, and ultimately humanizing differences.
I urge everyone to reject the ordinance and focus on reforming the criminal justice system," Justice Shah said.
This was stated in a report titled 'Caught In A Web: Treatment Of Pakistanis In The Saudi Criminal Justice System' by the Human Rights Watch.
But what keeps the criminal justice system dysfunctional in our country is the lack of coordination between institutions - a perennial issue in other spheres of life too.
This is the highest award given by the Criminal Law Section and recognizes the recipient's outstanding contributions to Florida's criminal justice system.
Islamabad -- Pakistan Bar Council (PCB) ViceChairman Azam Nazir Tarar has called for overhauling the Criminal Justice System to provide speedy justice to over 50 innocent litigants languishing in different jails in the country.
These risk factors, combined with a lack of resources, could be contributing to an increase of veterans entering the criminal justice system, according to a report by the Center for Mental Health Services, Rockville, Md.

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