Department of Criminal Policy

Department of Criminal Policy is responsible for the strategic planning and direction of criminal policy and the monitoring and assessment of the functionality of the criminal law system.

Furthermore, the department performs tasks in relation to crime prevention and international crime prevention cooperation.

The duties also include drawing up strategies for the enforcement of penalties, strategic guidance of the Criminal Sanctions Agency, and preparing legislation on the enforcement of penalties. The central administration unit of the Criminal Sanctions Agency is responsible for directing the practical operations of the Agency.

The tasks of the department also include the resource management regarding the Prosecution Service as well as other issues relating to the Prosecution Services that the Ministry of Justice attends to.

Director General Arto Kujala, tel. +358 2951 50408

Contact details of the Department of Criminal Policy

Published 1.9.2014
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