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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Some articles on justice:

Restorative Justice - Mass Media
... to the classic prison system has created favorable social climate for the growth of restorative justice in the public domain ... has created satisfactory conditions for public acceptance of the ideas of restorative justice, especially through mass media ... Richards 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 ...
Restorative Justice and Other Social Movements - Prison Abolition
... 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 ...
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 ... 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, ยง 4, had vested exclusive control over state districting practices in Congress and ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "justice":

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

Famous quotes containing the word justice:

    We do justice coldly, injustice hotly.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Have your union. You need it. Alone you are weak. Together you are strong. But remember, that with strength goes responsibility to others and yourselves. For you cannot conquer injustice with more injustice, only with justice and the help of God.
    Philip Dunne (1908–1992)

    Man is, then, only disguise, falsehood, hypocrisy—both in himself and in regard to others. He does not wish any one to tell him the truth; he avoids telling it to others; and all these dispositions, so removed from justice and reason, have a natural root in his heart.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)