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:

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 ... 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 that the Court action ...
Restorative Justice and Other Social Movements - Prison Abolition
... With 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 ...
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 - Mass Media
... social climate for the growth of restorative justice in the public domain ... satisfactory conditions for public acceptance of the ideas of restorative justice, especially through mass media ... public would be open to the idea of alternative forms of justice only after the idea has been explicitly explained to them ...
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 involved community, instead ... 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 ...

More definitions of "justice":

  • (noun): A public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice.
    Synonyms: judge, jurist, magistrate
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word justice:

    I cannot assent to a measure which stains our credit. We must keep that untainted. We are a debtor nation. Low rates of interest on the vast indebtedness we must carry for many years, is the important end to be kept in view. Expediency and justice both demand honest coinage.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    He is, in fact, the best tempered, and not the least impartial of reviewers. He goes out of his way to do justice to profligates and quacks.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.
    Francis Bacon (1561–1626)