The toolkit is set of tools designed to enable interested parties to conduct comprehensive assessments of criminal justice systems and identify areas of technical assistance. It was developed by the UNODC in close co-operation with the OSCE/SPMU.
The Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit has been designed to assist both experts, who may want to use the Toolkit as an aide mémoire for their specific area of expertise, and assessors who may be conducting assessments in areas related to, but distinct from, their expertise in criminal justice. The Toolkit is not designed to act as a substitute for expertise, experience, and judgment. Rather, the Tools are intended to help inform and frame the assessor’s thinking and line of inquiry; the detailed sets of questions should function to provoke thought about and to provide insight into an aspect of the criminal justice system.
The Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit is organized as follows:
Sector: Access to justice
Sector: Custodial and non-custodial measures
Sector: Cross-cutting issues