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When justice is brought up in society today most people relate it to the judicial system and criminals being put in jail It is assumed by most that justice is associated only with a criminal getting caught and punished for their wrong doings There are many things in our society such as movies television shows and books that encourage people to believe and assume that justice is directly related to the judicial system and the punishment of criminals The definition of justice is molded around what these general assumptions made by the public therefore strengthens the idea that it is directly related to catching the bad guys as some say Perhaps the reason most people misinterpret justice is due to the acceptance of the criminal justice system It is known that committing a crime is punishable by any means that are allowed by the government These punishments include possible death incarceration community service or monetary fines All of these punishments are accepted by most as a consequence for committing a crime It is labeled as justice therefore it presents a definition of the term to society But that is where it stops The public sees a criminal being arrested and taken by the police and thats where it stops They fail to see the inner layers that truly unfold what justice is This is discussed in an article by Jane B Sprott Cheryl Marie Webster and Anthony N Doob in which they state Criminologists have repeatedly reminded us of the well-documented lack of public knowledge around sentencing281We are taught from the beginning that justice is served through police officers and the court system Schools have policemen firemen and sometimes judges come to classrooms and teach kids about the criminal justice system This occurs most in the DARE Program Police officers come to classrooms and explain to kids that drugs are both unhealthy and illegal and by using them they will go to jail I personally
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