Portal:Criminal justice

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search

Template:/box-header

Scales of Justice
Criminal justice is the system of practices, and organizations, used by national and local governments, directed at maintaining social control, deterring and controlling crime, and sanctioning those who violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation. The primary agencies charged with these responsibilities are law enforcement (police and prosecutors), courts, defense attorneys and local jails and prisons which administer the procedures for arrest, charging, adjudication and punishment of those found guilty. When processing the accused through the criminal justice system, government must keep within the framework of laws that protect individual rights. The pursuit of criminal justice is, like all forms of "justice", "fairness" or "process", essentially the pursuit of an ideal. Throughout history, criminal justice has taken on many different forms which often reflect the cultural mores of society.
More about criminal justice...

Template:/box-footer

Show new selections

Selected article

Crosshair-like symbol used by Zodiac Killer in signing correspondence
Zodiac is a 2007 American film directed by David Fincher and based on Robert Graysmith's non-fiction books Zodiac and Zodiac Unmasked. The Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. joint production stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr.. Zodiac tells the story of the people involved in the hunt for a notorious serial killer known as "Zodiac", who haunted the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960s, leaving several victims in his wake and taunting police with his letters and ciphers mailed to newspapers. The case remains one of San Francisco's most famous unsolved crimes. Fincher, screenwriter James Vanderbilt and producer Brad Fischer spent 18 months conducting their own investigation and research into the Zodiac murders. During filming, Fincher employed the digital Thomson Viper Filmstream camera to shoot the film. This was the first time this camera was used to shoot an entire Hollywood feature film. Reviews for the film were highly positive. It did not perform strongly at the North American box office, grossing only USD $33 million. However, it performed better in other parts of the world, earning $51 million, to bring its box office total to $84 million, with a budget of $65 million spent on its production.

Selected picture

Red Serge uniform
Credit: Library and Archives Canada

The Red Serge is the formal and ceremonial uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It consists of a scarlet military dress-style coat, replete with a low neck collar, brass buttons, and golden braided ornamentation with a white cotton T-shirt underneath. The riding breeches (pants) are "midnight blue" (virtually black) with exaggerated bulges at the hips and a yellow strapping (stripe) down the outside seam of each leg.

Template:/box-header

Wikinews Crime and law portal
Read and edit Wikinews

Template:/box-footer

Selected biography

Albert Fish mugshot in 1903
Albert Hamilton Fish (May 19, 1870 – January 16, 1936) was an American sado-masochistic serial killer and cannibal. He was also known as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria and possibly the Brooklyn Vampire. He boasted that he had "had children in every State," putting the figure at around 100, although it is not clear whether he was talking about molestation or cannibalization, less still as to whether it was true or not. He was a suspect in at least five killings in his lifetime. Fish confessed to three murders that police were able to trace to a known homicide, and confessed to stabbing at least two other people. He was put on trial for the kidnap and murder of Grace Budd, and was convicted and executed via electric chair.

Did you know...

HM Prison Manchester

Template:/box-header

Categories

Template:/box-footer

Template:/box-header

WikiProjects

What are WikiProjects?

Template:/box-footer

Selected quote

Daniel Defoe
Justice is always violent to the offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.

Template:/box-header

Featured article star.png

User:JL-Bot/Project content

Featured articles

Good articles


Template:/box-footer

Template:/box-header

Criminology

Crime

Main topics

Criminal justice system

Law enforcement (Police)

Courts

Corrections (Penology)

Template:/box-footer

Template:/box-header

Things you can do

Template:/box-footer

Template:/box-header

BlackFlagSymbol.svg
GenocidePortalLogo(ESR)2.JPG
HumanRightsLogo.svg
Scale of justice 2.svg
P philosophy.png
A coloured voting box.svg
Nuvola filesystems folder home.svg
Miecze.svg
Anarchism Genocide Human rights Law Philosophy Politics Society War

Template:/box-footer

Template:/box-header

Criminal justice on Wikinews
News
Criminal justice on Wikiquote
Quotes
Criminal justice on Commons
Images
Criminal justice on Wikisource
Texts
Criminal justice on Wikibooks
Books

Template:/box-footer