What is justice?

  • (noun): The United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870.
    Synonyms: Department of Justice, Justice Department, DoJ
    See also — Additional definitions below

Justice

Justice is a concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion or equity. It is also the act of being just and/or fair.

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Restorative Justice
... Restorative justice (also sometimes called reparative justice) is an approach to justice that focuses on the needs of the victims and the offenders, as well as the ... Restorative justice involves both victim and offender and focuses on their personal needs ... It is based on a theory of justice that considers crime and wrongdoing to be an offence against an individual or community, rather than the state ...
Wesberry V. Sanders - Decision
... Writing for the Court majority in Wesberry, Justice Black argued that a reading of the debates of the Constitutional Convention demonstrated conclusively that the Framers had meant ... Writing in dissent, Justice Harlan argued that the statements cited by Justice Black had uniformly been in the context of the Great Compromise ... Justice Harlan further argued that the Convention debates were clear to the effect that Article I, § 4, had vested exclusive control over state districting practices in Congress and that the Court action ...
Restorative Justice - Mass Media
... system has created favorable social climate for the growth of restorative justice in the public domain ... conditions for public acceptance of the ideas of restorative justice, especially through mass media ... have shown that the general public would be open to the idea of alternative forms of justice only after the idea has been explicitly explained to them ...
Justice, Oklahoma - Demographics
... There were 460 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.7% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Restorative Justice and Other Social Movements - Prison Abolition
... a view of crime that is distinct from that of retributive justice, restorative justice complements this objectives of abolition ... In an abolitionist style of restorative justice, participation is voluntary and not limited by the requirements of organizations or professionals, the process includes all relevant stakeholders and is mediated by an ...

More definitions of "justice":

  • (noun): The administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or punishments.
    Example: "Justice deferred is justice denied"
    Synonyms: judicature
  • (noun): The quality of being just or fair.
    Synonyms: justness
  • (noun): A public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice.
    Synonyms: judge, jurist, magistrate

Famous quotes containing the word justice:

    These native villages are as unchanging as the woman in one of their stories. When she was called before a local justice he asked her age. “I have 45 years.” “But,” said the justice, “you were forty-five when you appeared before me two years ago.” “Señor Judge,” she replied proudly, drawing herself to her full height, “I am not of those who are one thing today and another tomorrow!”
    State of New Mexico, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    With us justice is the true measure of religion.
    Marcus Minucius Felix (2nd or 3rd cen. A.D.)

    One must know that war is common, justice is strife, and everything happens according to strife and necessity.
    Heraclitus (c. 535–475 B.C.)