A committee crafted for law and crime, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) under resolution 1992/1. Bestowed with the responsibility of policymaking for the United Nations in the field of criminal justice and crime prevention, CCPCJ primarily has three responsibilities –
1.Acting as the governing body of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
2.Approval of the budget of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Fund
3.Providing a platform to deliberate upon strategies and techniques to combat national and transnational crimes.
Over and above, CCPCJ also focuses on promoting the role of criminal law in protecting the environment, combating activities such as money laundering, economic crime and organised crime, and improving the efficiency and fairness of criminal justice administration systems.