Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit

The Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit is a standardized and cross-referenced set of tools designed to enable

United Nations agencies, government officials engaged in criminal justice reform, as well as other organizations and individuals to conduct comprehensive assessments of criminal justice systems; to identify areas of technical assistance; to assist agencies in the design of interventions that integrate United Nations standards and norms on crime prevention and criminal justice; and to assist in training on these issues. The Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit is a practical guide intended for use by those charged with the assessment of criminal justice systems and the implementation of criminal justice reform.

Designed to be a dynamic set of documents that continue to meet assessment needs as they evolve, the Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit will be adapted and enhanced, with an electronic version that will be updated on an ongoing basis. The Tools have been grouped within criminal justice system sectors, with the first four sectors as follows: Policing; Access to Justice; Custodial and Non-Custodial Measures; and Cross-Cutting Issues. The Tools are organized thematically, both to ensure ease of use and to assist the assessor in understanding the key issues confronting the system being assessed. As future needs are identified, additional Tools will be added.

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INTRODUCTION


Introducing the Toolkit

Decision points map in the criminal justice system

POLICING

 

 

 

Public Safety and Police Service Delivery EnglishSpanishRussianFrench

 

The Integrity and Accountability of the Police EnglishSpanishRussian, French

  

Crime Investigation EnglishSpanishRussianFrench

  

Police Information and Intelligence Systems EnglishSpanishRussianFrench

 

Forensic services and infrastructure, English

ACCESS TO JUSTICE
   
 

The Courts EnglishSpanishRussianFrench

 

The Independence, Impartiality and Integrity of the Judiciary EnglishSpanishRussian

 

The Prosecution Service EnglishSpanishRussianFrench

 

Legal Defence and Legal Aid EnglishSpanishRussian

   
CUSTODIAL AND NON-CUSTODIAL MEASURES

 

 
 

The Prison System EnglishSpanishRussianFrench

 

Detention Prior to Adjudication EnglishSpanishRussian

 

Alternatives to Incarceration, EnglishRussianFrench

 

Social Reintegration, English, RussianFrench

 

 

CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES

 

 

 

Criminal Justice Information EnglishSpanishRussian

 

Juvenile Justice EnglishSpanishRussian, French

 

Victims and Witnesses EnglishSpanishRussianFrench

 

International Cooperation EnglishSpanishRussian

 

 

Crime Prevention Assessment Tool EnglishFrenchSpanishPortuguese

Gender in the Criminal Justice System Assessment Tool, English