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The scales of justice dan kitwood/getty many experts and politicians believe there is, as hillary clinton has said repeatedly, systematic racism throughout the criminal justice system as recently as the first presidential debate, hillary clinton made this point a hallmark of her criminal justice agenda. Interactions between the media and the criminal justice system 195 australian media sources purport to strive toward4the ability of the media. Fairness in the legal process, law in the community, law and impartial juries are the cornerstone of the criminal justice system 'a basic principle of australian criminal procedure is that the jury's primary duty is to reach an impartial verdict on the basis only of the admissible and.
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