What is Justice?

Justice is a multifaceted concept that involves the just and unbiased treatment of individuals who have been accused of criminal acts, as well as those who have been victimized by them.

The criminal justice system is responsible for upholding justice, which is achieved by maintaining order and safeguarding the safety of citizens.

The principles that underpin justice include impartiality, accountability, and fairness. The criminal justice process involves investigating crimes, gathering evidence, and presenting cases in court to determine guilt or innocence, and if found guilty, to impose appropriate penalties.

However, justice also extends beyond the legal system to encompass social justice and human rights. Justice advocates work towards reducing inequalities within the criminal justice system and promoting the rights of underrepresented and marginalized groups.

In criminology, the pursuit of justice is crucial in building a society that is equitable, where all individuals are treated with fairness and impartiality under the law, and where individuals are held responsible for their actions.