The United States Criminal Justice System

Title

The United States Criminal Justice System

Description

The flowchart of the events in the criminal justice system (shown in the diagram) updates the original chart prepared by the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice in 1967. The chart summarizes the most common events in the criminal and juvenile justice systems including entry into the criminal justice system, prosecution and pretrial services, adjudication, sentencing and sanctions, and corrections. A discussion of the events in the criminal justice system follows through the link below.

Creator

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Date

None

Source

https://www.bjs.gov/content/images/flowchrt.gif

Relation

Link to interactive version of the diagram: The Sequence of Events in the Criminal Justice System http://www.bjs.gov/content/largechart.cfm

Rights

To link to a text description of each section in the interactive version above, click on any part of that section of the diagram, or return to the Justice System Page http://www.bjs.gov/content/justsys.cfm#contents

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Publisher

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Contributor

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Format

Medium: Illustration

Language

English

Type

Justice System

Identifier

Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice System, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, United States

Coverage

United States

Files

crimjustchart.jpg

Reference

Bureau of Justice Statistics, The United States Criminal Justice System, Bureau of Justice Statistics, None

Cite As

Bureau of Justice Statistics, “The United States Criminal Justice System,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/199.