Commission on crime prevention and criminal justice

The growing transnational dimension of crime, as well as the need to strengthen and improve cooperation against it, are priority issues for the quinquennial international congresses convened by the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). The first congress of this kind was held in 1955. The Commission formulates draft resolutions for action by the Economic and Social Council and it serves as an advisory body within the UN system.

The United Nations works to build strategies for crime prevention and criminal justice systems. It also works to support international cooperation to combat crime. Some of the most pressing issues of concern to the United Nations are

  • transnational organized crime
  • the rights of offenders and their victims
  • trafficking in women and children
  • costs of corruption
  • cyber crime
  • crime prevention

More on the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

The individual documents from the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice carry the following symbols:

E/ Economic and Social Council

-/CN.15 Commission number 15 = Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice


-/sequential number

Ex. E/CN.15/1996/19 Economic and Social Council, Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, year 1996, document 19

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