What is justice?

  • (noun): A public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice.
    Synonyms: judge, jurist, magistrate
    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 involved community, instead of ... 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 ...
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 stakeholders ...
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, ยง 4, had vested exclusive control over 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 ...
Restorative Justice - Mass Media
... has created favorable social climate for the growth of restorative justice in the public domain ... 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 ...

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 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
  • (noun): The quality of being just or fair.
    Synonyms: justness

Famous quotes containing the word justice:

    Justice has its anger, my lord Bishop, and the wrath of justice is an element of progress. Whatever else may be said of it, the French Revolution was the greatest step forward by mankind since the coming of Christ. It was unfinished, I agree, but still it was sublime. It released the untapped springs of society; it softened hearts, appeased, tranquilized, enlightened, and set flowing through the world the tides of civilization. It was good. The French Revolution was the anointing of humanity.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)

    It is open to a war resister to judge between the combatants and wish success to the one who has justice on his side. By so judging he is more likely to bring peace between the two than by remaining a mere spectator.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869–1948)

    So the people will pay the penalty for their kings’ presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.)