Essay about What Justice Means to Me

724 Words Feb 28th, 2008 3 Pages
What Justice Means To Me

Criminal Justice in today's society is over whelming with fears of being wrongly accused for a crime that was not committed by that individual . Justice is defined in a lot of ways being able to adequately give equal punishment for crimes committed; Our justice system sets an example .

First of all, I define justice as equality under the law. In America everyone has the right to vote, freedom of speech and the right to pursue happiness. These are God given rights that extends to all men and women without prejudice; All of the rights are forms of justice. Also justice can be defined as holding people a accountable for there actions. Secondly, some cultures are more strict then others. For example,
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The Criminal Justice System is one of the most important tools available to society for the control of anti-social behavior. The criminal justice system needs to prove a balance between punishing the guilty and protecting the innocent being found guilty; however it is not as easy to convict those who are guilty of committing crimes. There have been many mishaps to justice where innocent people were sent to prison. Many people have been affected by crime, this is due to statistics, which show the various number of crimes committed in particular areas.

The area of law that I will be going into after I complete my education will be in the juvenile correction system as a probation officer . With that I feel that I will only be helping a young child to deter them from committing other crimes whichever it may be but to also in someway give back to my community .

Justice has always been the goal of our court system, but it is not always served, especially in cases involving juveniles. The judiciary process has evolved from a system that did not initially consider juveniles, to one where juveniles have their own court proceedings, facilities, and even rules or laws. The juvenile justice system has come a long way, and people have worked very hard in its creation.

A juvenile is considered to be an individual, under the age of 18, resembling an adult. However, resembling an adult does not always mean that juveniles will have an adult

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