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An institutionalized system comprised of police, courts, and law that is designed to control and mitigate the effects of deviance in society.
A function of punishment that makes the offender an example for the rest of society.
The idea that the entire justice system must follow the laws laid out in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
An agreement where the accused pleads guilty to a charge in exchange for a lesser sentence.
A function of punishment that seeks to make the offender better and removed of their troubles.
A function of punishment that makes the offender suffer in proportion to the suffering they inflicted.
A way to control deviance and protect society by locking up offenders or sentencing them to the death penalty.