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Criminal justice system
The organizations that are part of society response to alleged law breaking.
The justice system must follow the law (fair notice, a hearing, a judge or jury).
An agreement where the offender agrees to a guilt plea for a lesser charge.
Using punishment to punish the offend as much as the victim(s) suffered.
Using punishment as a way to stop other from committing crimes.
Attempting to reform the offender so he/she does not re-offend.
Protecting society by removing the offender.
An institutionalized system comprised of police, courts, and law that is designed to control and mitigate the effects of deviance in 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 way to control deviance and protect society by locking up offenders or sentencing them to the death penalty.
A function of punishment that makes the offender suffer in proportion to the suffering they inflicted.
A function of punishment that makes the offender an example for the rest of society.
A function of punishment that seeks to make the offender better and removed of their troubles.