criminal justice system

(noun) “[A]n organization that exists to enforce legal codes” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: criminal justice systems
  • Criminal justice systems are studied in criminology and penology.

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OpenStax College. 2012. Crime and the Law. Connexions, July 11, 2012. (