What is it? How would you define Justice?

Dictionary.com defines Justice as a noun and offers eleven definitions. Three I like are:

1. The administering of deserved punishment or reward.

2. The moral principle determining just conduct.

3. The quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness.

I like a serial on Netflix titled The Last Kingdom. The main character, Utred (a non-Christian, pagan Dane), kills a man who has been stealing from him and says: “That is my Justice!” However, King Alfred (a Christian and hoping to develop England into a country of laws,  around 900 BC) wants the man to have been tried by a court of law (and then probably executed). Utred gets into trouble.

My question to you is: What is Justice?

Fairness? Equality? Decent behavior? Law-abiding? Protection of the weak and vulnerable?

Justice has been demonized and ignored of late.

1. There are people in a political position who say homeless people should be allowed to steal. (and destroy some honest person’s business as a result???)

2. There as allowances for people who storm the US capital. (a grandma got 120 days for the same offense as Hunter Biden, who got nothing)

3. There are DAs who refuse to prosecute people for their assaultive and destructive behavior. (examples all over the place)

4. There are political leaders (note here leaders from big cities) who turn a blind eye to criminal behavior, or worse, justify it.

5. Cities, to one extent or another, have demonized the police (with some justification) and gotten rid of some level of police. (who are you going to call when evil comes to your house?)

So you decide. Where is Justice in the USA? What is right and what is wrong?

I disapprove of Ultred’s method, but there must be something correct. What is your opinion of all this?