Is there any doubt as to why “justice” is a perverted concept in the U.S.? It’s a nightmare system in which “what is good for human beings” has been abandoned as a foundational idea that must direct social policy and governance.
It does not matter what “psychiatrists” or “psychologists” claim about definitions of crime; what average people think about crime, what local communities want to do about crime, where resources are allotted in the perpetual Wars on Crime, what the “facts” reveal about crime, what “criminals” actually do, what “victims” experience, and what responses to crime are actually fair and effective.
It is, in fact, a highly subjective and predatory system, in which designated individuals within the Byzantine labyrinth are granted the power to dictate outcomes for criminals, victims and communities.
https://www.bjs.gov/content/justsys.cfm for access to readable chart