(725 ILCS 5/101-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 101-1)
    Sec. 101-1. General purposes.
    The provisions of this Code shall be construed in accordance with the general purposes hereof, to:
    (a) Secure simplicity in procedure;
    (b) Ensure fairness of administration including the elimination of unjustifiable delay;
    (c) Ensure the effective apprehension and trial of persons accused of crime;
    (d) Provide for the just determination of every criminal proceeding by a fair and impartial trial and an adequate review; and
    (e) Preserve the public welfare and secure the fundamental human rights of individuals.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)