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Reference framework for security and criminal justice statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Reference framework for security and criminal justice statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corporate author: NU. CEPAL Physical Description: 71 p. Editorial: ECLAC Date: June 2022 ECLAC symbol: LC/CEA.11/15

Description

This document sets out to review statistical information on security and criminal justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. It thus contributes to the fulfilment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. Its use will contribute to the creation of reliable, technical, precise, independent, relevant, timely and comparable records that conform to international standards. According to the United Nations, this information will improve transparency, access to information and empirical data for designing, monitoring and evaluating policies and programmes that prevent crime and strengthen the rule of law and criminal justice.

Table of contents

Foreword .-- Chapter I. Aim of the document .-- Chapter II. National statistical systems .-- Chapter III. Security and criminal justice statistics in national statistical systems .-- Chapter IV. Components of the criminal justice system and their role in the production of statistics .--Chapter V. Cross-cutting methodological and technical issues .-- Chapter VI. Implementation path.