Chapter One – Introduction .1 What is the Criminal Justice System? What is it purpose? 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. Criminal Justice System is the aggregate of all operating and administrative or technical support agencies that perform criminal justice functions. The basic divisions of the operational aspects of criminal justice are law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Criminal Justice System is a phrase used to describe police, the courts, and correction. The purpose of the Criminal Justice System is to deliver justice for all, by convicting and punishing the guilty and helping them to stop offending, which protecting the innocent. It is the process of taking offenders through a series of steps. .2 What are the three components of the Criminal Justice System?
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