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criminal justice system

Definition of Criminal Justice System

(noun) A collection of institutions taken together (police, judiciary, corrections), which create and enforce law.

Example of Criminal Justice System

  • A criminal justice system would assure a convict follows the conditions of their parole.

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Cite the Definition of Criminal Justice System

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “criminal justice system.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/criminal-justice-system/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

criminal justice system. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/criminal-justice-system/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “criminal justice system.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/criminal-justice-system/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“criminal justice system.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/criminal-justice-system/>.