criminal procedure

noun

Legal Definition of criminal procedure

: the steps taken and methods used in bringing and conducting a criminal action also : a course of study in the rules of procedure in criminal actions

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“Criminal procedure.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/criminal%20procedure. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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