law and order

strict control of crime and repression of violence, sometimes involving the possible restriction of civil rights.

1590–1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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law and order

Strict enforcement of laws, especially for controlling crime. For example, Our candidate is always talking about law and order. The concept behind this term was stated by Aristotle. Today, however, it also carries the implication of infringing on civil rights in the course of too arduous law enforcement. [Late 1500s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
The central government was mainly focusing on issues of law and order or
It's a perfectly natural thing for humans to do when law and order breaks down.
The state is responsible for every crime and it is a lame excuse that it is
  meant to preserve only the law and order situation.
But then come the problems of law and order for smooth functioning of society.
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