justice is the system of practices and institutions of
governments directed at upholding social control,
deterring and mitigating crime, or sanctioning those who
violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation
efforts. Those accused of crime have some protections
against abuse of investigatory and prosecution powers."
there's the usual sort of uninspired definition of a
"system." It is a pretty good definition in the
sense that it covers most of the areas of interest
to those committed to conventional thinking.
take the same stuff and extract it from the box of
conventional academia and career-ology. The range of
passions for lifelong learning and opportunities for
doing hands-on work--in your own time and in your
own way--has few parallels.