Akritirians are a humanoid race from Star Trek, like many alien races in the series they are neither fully "good" nor "evil" but can be considered antagonists due to their very unique "justice" system, which can be seen as gravely immoral to most other species (especially humans).

Akritirian law dictates that once one has become accused of a crime they must be punished severely, even if they are innocent - this goes against what most human cultures see as a democratic system but the Akritirians see this as a natural part of their society.

This way of thinking would put the Akritirians in conflict with the Voyager crew when they arrested members of the Federation and put them in a prison that utilized extreme death-camp style torture, forcing the normally neutral Federation into action to save their crew.