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Moreover, the interrelatedness of the components of the justice process and the resistance of 21 22 Introduction to Criminal Justice criminal justice to change also cannot be easily refuted (Walker, 1993). Whether we can establish that criminal justice in the United States is a true system is less important than recognizing that the operation of criminal justice in American society exhibits the characteristics of a system. For this reason, the systems approach still appears to be well suited to the study of criminal justice.

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