Outline of criminal justice

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to criminal justice:

Criminal justice – system of practices and institutions of governments directed at upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, or sanctioning those who violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation efforts.

Parts of the criminal justice system[edit]

  1. Legislative system – network of legislatures that create laws.
  2. Judiciary system – network of courts that interpret the law in the name of the state, and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law.[1]
  3. Corrections system – network of governmental agencies that administer a jurisdiction's prisons, probation, and parole systems.[2]

History of criminal justice[edit]





Misdemeanor – Jaywalking



General concepts in criminal justice[edit]

Leaders in criminal justice[edit]

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