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The Justice System Explained
The Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, has produced this helpful outline of the criminal justice process. It includes a color flowchart as well as a description of the various stages of that process.
Click on the picture below to display a larger view of the diagram along with the sequence of events in the Criminal Justice System.
The Sequence of Events in the Criminal Justice System
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