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Criminal Justice Resources

This guide provides resources for information pertaining criminal justice or government.

Criminal Justice



Welcome to the Criminal Justice Library Guide! This guide provides resources for information pertaining criminal justice. For more in-depth research assistance, please visit the library's reference desk or chat with a librarian.


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Defining African-American (Africana) Studies


A criminal justice system is a set of legal and social institutions for enforcing the criminal law in accordance with a defined set of procedural rules and limitations. In the United States, there are separate federal, state, and military criminal justice systems, and each state has separate systems for adults and juveniles.

Citation: FRASE, R. S., & WEIDNER, R. R. (2002). Criminal Justice System. In J. Dressler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (2nd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 371-393). Macmillan Reference USA.



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