- the system of law enforcement, involving police, lawyers, courts, and corrections, used for all stages of criminal proceedings and punishment.
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Examples from the Web for criminal justice
Other less obvious areas of potential agreement are criminal-justice reform and voting rights.Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?
November 4, 2014
In shows that pertain to the criminal-justice system, particularly those held behind bars, black people are suddenly “must haves.”I Don’t Watch ‘Orange Is the New Black’
August 19, 2013
It was a sobering view of how drug policies were corroding trust in the criminal-justice system.
But Holder was way ahead of his own administration when it came to criminal-justice reforms.
In the Bulger saga, culpability within the criminal-justice system spreads far and wide.Whitey Bulger’s Defense to Reveal Widespread FBI Complicity
July 30, 2013