Definition of criminal justice system in English:

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criminal justice system

noun

The system of law enforcement that is directly involved in apprehending, prosecuting, defending, sentencing, and punishing those who are suspected or convicted of criminal offenses.
Example sentences
  • Far from ministerial, rules of evidence and criminal procedure are at the core of any criminal justice system.
  • Probation is an important way to reduce the caseload burden in any criminal justice system.
  • The youth criminal justice system is expanding into areas that child welfare services would once have intervened in.

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Syllabification: crim·i·nal jus·tice sys·tem

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