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Criminal Justice

Background Information

Criminal Justice is a generic term that refers to the laws, procedures, institutions, and policies at paly before, during , and after the commission of a crime. As a modern concept, criminal justice expresses tow central ideas. The first is that criminals and victims of crime have certain rights, while the second is that criminal conduct should be prosecuted and punished by the state following set laws. -- Cornell Law School. Legal Information Institute

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