What is the Criminal Justice System?
The criminal justice system is a name for the complex network of organisations that are responsible for dealing with crime. This includes law courts, lawyers, police, probation, prison, and the many charities that exist to help people affected by crime – victims, witnesses and the offenders themselves, as well as their families.
What we did we discover in our inquiry? Some commissioners reflect on what they learned in this video:
Find out more about different parts of the system below:
What are ex-offenders’ experiences of the criminal justice system? Find out below: