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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

 

The Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit, formerly the National Task Force on Crime Prevention was established in 1995, under the aegis of the Office of the Attorney General to fulfil the following core functions:

 

  • To examine and analyse, through the use of appropriate scientific research methods, the incidence of crime in Barbados;

 

  • To examine, analyse and review the existing methods and/or systems used for collecting and collating statistical data concerning the incidence of crime in Barbados;

 

  • To advise the Minister on policies/strategies which ought to be adopted to combat crime; and

 

  • To develop proactive crime prevention programmes that respond to problems identified by research.

 

Over its existence, the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit has researched a number of pertinent areas related to criminality and the causes of crime. Additionally, the department has developed and implemented many programmes and projects to address issues emerging from research.

 

The Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit has developed many partnerships with a number of ministries and departments related to Barbados’ Criminal Justice System as well as other departments and ministries. Some of these include:

 

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs
  • The Ministry of Education & Human Resource Development
  • Members of the Judiciary
  • The Barbados Prison Service
  • The Bureau of Gender Affairs
  • The Community Development Department
  • The Government Industrial School
  • The Probation Department
  • The Royal Barbados Police Force
  • United Nations agencies
  • Embassy of the United States (Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean)
  • Organization of American States
  • High Commission of Canada to Barbados

 

 

25 Apr 2017
Office of the Attorney General of Barbados


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