The aggregate of all operating and administrative or technical support agencies that perform criminal justice functions. The basic divisions of the operational aspect of criminal justice are law enforcement, courts, and corrections.
The network of courts and tribunals which deal with criminal law and its enforcement.
the various agencies of "justice," especially police, courts, and corrections, whose goal it is to apprehend, convict, punish, and rehabilitate law violators.
the entire network of government agencies charged with law enforcement, prosecution, trial, and the punishment and supervision of those arrested and/or convicted of having violated the criminal law.
The system that deals with people accused of and convicted of crimes.
the government agencies charged with law enforcement, prosecution of alleged violations of the criminal law, the court hearing of charges against the accused, and the punishment and supervision of those convicted.
The complete institutional process of decision-making from the initial investigation or arrest by police to the eventual release of the offender and his or her reentry into society; the various sequential criminal justice stages through which the offender passes.