Crime and the Criminal Justice System
According to our criminal justice system, people are innocent of any crimes they are accused of until proven guilty. The criminal justice system is a system that comprises of agencies at federal, local and state level. In order to fully comprehend the criminal justice system, it is important to understand what crime is, the different aspects of crime and how crime relates to the criminal justice system.
What Is Crime?
Crime can be defined as an injustice or offence against society declared by the law and punishable by society, depending on the circumstances it was committed under. (Clarkson, Miller, Jentz & Cross, 1995)