I would like to describe a process (not a person) as being critical. For example, for a process that undergoes criticism, correction and scrutinization such as auditing and inspection. I found the word critical would fit in the context, but saying "a critical process" may be mistaken to be "a crucial or important process". How can I structure or add to the phrase to avoid that? Or is there a better word to use?
One alternative is to use a prepositional phrase rather than the adjective (since the adjective's meaning can be confused), as in: The design then undergoes a process of criticism.
I think the word you are looking for is criticizing, as in a criticizing process.