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Criminal Justice?

This guide to information on topics in Criminal Justice provides a basic starting point to finding what you need while completing your assignments in IUPUI SPEA courses on criminal justice, corrections, homeland security and public safety.


What is Criminal Justice?

"criminal justice, interdisciplinary academic study of the police, criminal courts, correctional institutions (e.g., prisons), and juvenile justice agencies, as well as of the agents who operate within these institutions." - criminal justice, Encyclopedia Britanica (cited 2013 Jul 31)

"Criminal justice is the system of practices and institutions of governments directed at upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, or sanctioning those who violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation efforts." - Criminal Justice, Wikipedia (cited 2013 Jul 31)


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