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An inefficient criminal justice system damages the system’s credibility and arguably weakens the rule of law. Although there has been renewed attention to the problem of justice system inefficiencies in several jurisdictions in Canada and abroad, the area of study still lacks empirical research. ICCLR promotes such research to perform criminal justice reforms that can improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and legitimacy of criminal justice systems.
ICCLR seeks to improve the efficiency of justice systems by effectively using justice indicators: useful tools that evaluate the performance and progress of justice systems. In preparation for the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, in 2015, ICCLR collaborated with the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) and prepared a short reference tool, entitled “Justice Indicators and Criminal Justice Reform.”
In addition to the publication of the reference tool, ICCLR and TIJ held an ancillary meeting on Justice Indicators and Criminal Justice Reform at the 13th Congress.