The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute – commonly known as UNICRI - is one of the 5 global Research and Training Institutes of the United Nations which report to the UN Secretary General . The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security The Secretary-General of the United Nations is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal organs of the United Nations.
As specified by its motto, ‘Advancing Security, Serving Justice, Building Peace’, the aim of the Institute is to contribute to the formulation and implementation of sound security, crime prevention and criminal justice policies .
The Institute carries out its activities as a ‘first response broker’ through three main units: Justice Reform; Anti-human trafficking and Emerging Crimes; and the Security Governance/Counter-Terrorism Laboratory .
Within this framework, UNICRI carries out ‘applied research and technical cooperation’ . Examples of UNICRI’s activities include the following: studying major patterns in crime ; contribution to improved policy research ; analysis of international and national criminal justice strategies; and the establishment of national and international networks of information exchange in the field of counter-terrorism and security strategies ; and general training activities aimed at providing the highest calibre of law enforcement personnel and judicial practitioners. In the sociological field, crime is the breach of a rule or Law for which some governing authority or force may ultimately prescribe a Punishment