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1 With funding from the European Union DEVELOPMENT OF MONITORING INSTRUMENTS FOR JUDICIAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT INSTITUTIONS IN THE WESTERN BALKANS Phase three – Training DEVELOPMENT OF MONITORING INSTRUMENTS FOR JUDICIAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT INSTITUTIONS IN THE WESTERN BALKANS PHASE 3 – STATISTICAL TRAINING Bosnia & Herzegovina, 22 – 24 November 2010 Introduction and recommendations from Programme Guidelines CHRIS LEWIS

2 SESSION 1 Introductions Where this training fits into the CARDS Project How the sessions are organised

3 With funding from the European Union D EVELOPMENT OF M ONITORING I NSTRUMENTS FOR J UDICIAL AND L AW E NFORCEMENT INSTITUTIONS IN THE W ESTERN B ALKANS Phase three – Training CHRIS LEWIS – Statistician Trainer UK Central Statistics Office – Social Statistics Chief Statistician – UK Home Office – Police, Prosecution, Courts, Corrections, Immigration University teacher in Mathematics, Statistics, IT International comparative work – Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, Tanzania, Mauritius, South Africa, Kenya, Seychelles, European Sourcebook, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Internet systems. – Prosecution systems throughout Europe.

4 With funding from the European Union D EVELOPMENT OF M ONITORING I NSTRUMENTS FOR J UDICIAL AND L AW E NFORCEMENT INSTITUTIONS IN THE W ESTERN B ALKANS Phase three – Training MY PURPOSES FOR THIS WEEK 1.To understand better your systems, what has already been done and your needs for better statistics. 2.To share my 30+ years experience of crime and justice statistics. 3.To learn from statistical successes in BiH so I can share these with other countries. 4.To talk particularly about ways of improving prosecution and courts statistics, the link with central statistical offices and more open publication of statistics 5.To open an link for any who wish to keep in contact

5 With funding from the European Union D EVELOPMENT OF M ONITORING I NSTRUMENTS FOR J UDICIAL AND L AW E NFORCEMENT INSTITUTIONS IN THE W ESTERN B ALKANS Phase three – Training INTRODUCTIONS FROM PARTICIPANTS Please give name, organisation, position and what you would like to gain from the training this week. Plus any other information that you think could be useful to the others here. Please comment on the proposed agenda of the week if you wish

6 With funding from the European Union D EVELOPMENT OF M ONITORING I NSTRUMENTS FOR J UDICIAL AND L AW E NFORCEMENT INSTITUTIONS IN THE W ESTERN B ALKANS Phase three – Training LESSONS I HAVE LEARNED FROM PREVIOUS WORK- I Essential for every country to have good basic data on police, prosecution, corrections, courts, migration, other governance issues Essential for good co-ordination of data – Across different areas of law enforcement – Across the country as a whole Involve central statistics agencies Good continuous training in statistics

7 With funding from the European Union D EVELOPMENT OF M ONITORING I NSTRUMENTS FOR J UDICIAL AND L AW E NFORCEMENT INSTITUTIONS IN THE W ESTERN B ALKANS Phase three – Training LESSONS I HAVE LEARNED FROM PREVIOUS WORK- II No country gets anywhere near the ‘ideal’ statistical system Each country has its own particular needs for improving statistics Most countries have needs for: – More statistics resources – More IT resources – Better support from their managers – Their policy makers and politicians to be better trained in understanding statistics – Better co-ordination between different entities and agencies. ( eg UK is made up of 3 jurisdictions – some would say 4)

8 With funding from the European Union D EVELOPMENT OF M ONITORING I NSTRUMENTS FOR J UDICIAL AND L AW E NFORCEMENT INSTITUTIONS IN THE W ESTERN B ALKANS Phase three – Training LESSONS I HAVE LEARNED FROM PREVIOUS WORK - III Need for good central guidelines Need to publish statistics routinely Need to use statistics for policy and operations Carry our research to get more information as to what the statistics actually mean Important to get independence from politicians Achieving all this takes a good deal of time and we should think about a 5 or 10 year plan What we can do in the next few months can only be a start

9 STRENGTHENING JUSTICE & HOME AFFAIRS STATISTICS IN THE WESTERN BALKANS Objective: To strengthen response to crime and corruption by bringing national statistics justice and home affairs towards compliance with international standards The EU acquis (relevant law) for crime and justice statistics is minimal and consists mainly of guidelines and good practice. Project funded by the EU under the CARDS programme with additional funds from Germany: Trainers are statisticians from UK, Netherlands and Italy. Three Phases: Research, Guidelines, Training.

10 THE THREE PHASES: Phase 1 ( Research) involved 7 research missions and set out International standards Strengths/weaknesses of BiH data collection systems Technical Assessment Report for BiH. Phase 2 (Guidelines) identified common data collection challenges BiH programme guidelines Set of regional indicators Pilot questionnaire for the 7 countries Agreed training needs with Advisory Support Group Edin Jahic, Min. for Security (BiH) Programme Guidelines for BiH (Recommendations) Phase 3 (Training) September 2010 – April 2011 After the Three Phases – Continued development in each country

11 With funding from the European Union D EVELOPMENT OF M ONITORING I NSTRUMENTS FOR J UDICIAL AND L AW E NFORCEMENT INSTITUTIONS IN THE W ESTERN B ALKANS Phase three – Training Training in Bosnia & Herzegovina International/Coordination ( Chris Lewis) – Sept 2010, March 2011 Police Training (Giulia Mugellini) – Sept 2010, March 2011 Prosecution/Courts Training (Chris Lewis) – November 2010, March 2011

12 CHALLENGES OF THE CCJ STATISTICAL SYSTEM IN THE WESTERN BALKANS Developing person-based systems Developing better computerized systems to record data Assigning a unique Integrated File Number (IFN) to person- records to track persons across the whole CCJ system Clear written counting rules to record crime incidents Better co-ordination of statistics across countries and across agencies of law enforcement Training all responsible staff with regard to implementation Enhancing statistical analysis and use of the data collected Improving public dissemination of the data collected WE WILL DEAL WITH SOME BUT NOT ALL OF THESE ISSUES

13 With funding from the European Union D EVELOPMENT OF M ONITORING I NSTRUMENTS FOR J UDICIAL AND L AW E NFORCEMENT INSTITUTIONS IN THE W ESTERN B ALKANS Phase three – Training RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA The training will concentrate on improving prosecution and courts statistics. This will include a review of the recording templates, the recording and reporting of person-details and the use of the CMS for statistics in an attempt to improve the data flow from the prosecution and courts to the statistical offices, in light of recommendations made in the Programme Guidelines: 15The forms of the prosecution registries for the recording of data on persons prosecuted may be reviewed. In particular, consideration should be given to add additional data entry fields to record personal details of age; sex; ethnicity; offender-victim relationship; citizenship and geographical area of residence of all perpetrators. The same level of details should be recorded for victims. (Session 2+) 16In the roll out and implementation of the electronic CMS in all prosecution offices, the integration of a statistical module capable of aggregating and analysing the required statistical data from all input stages (including initial case entry) should be considered. (Session 2+)

14 With funding from the European Union D EVELOPMENT OF M ONITORING I NSTRUMENTS FOR J UDICIAL AND L AW E NFORCEMENT INSTITUTIONS IN THE W ESTERN B ALKANS Phase three – Training RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 20 In the medium term, the computerization of the reporting system could lead to significant gains in efficiency and timeliness of data availability at the central level. A feasibility study on the suitability and the costs of incorporating a statistical module into the CMS should be carried out in the near future. The study should consider the requirements for recording and transmitting also personal details of age; sex; ethnicity; offender-victim relationship; citizenship and geographical area of residence of all prosecuted persons and of recorded victims of crime (persons damaged). (Session 5+) 25It is recommended that the HJPC is tasked with establishing a working group with the mandate to define a minimum list of data to be collected in manual and electronic CMS of courts. The working group should also examine the possibility of recording harmonized person-based unit records from all courts in CMS that contain details of age: sex: ethnicity: offender-victim relationship: citizenship and geographical area of residence of both offender and victim. (Session 5+)

15 With funding from the European Union D EVELOPMENT OF M ONITORING I NSTRUMENTS FOR J UDICIAL AND L AW E NFORCEMENT INSTITUTIONS IN THE W ESTERN B ALKANS Phase three – Training RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 26Further develop the CMS by extending it to all courts: devoting more resources to the input of old cases: adding a statistical module on cases by offence type: adding records and a statistical module on personal data of offenders and victims. Resulting statistics will enhance the knowledge base for policy makers and promote analysis of the system response to crime and efficacy of justice 28 A study on incorporating a statistical module into the CMS (Session 6+) 30 The working group considers adapting the current CMS to support the automated production of all process and person-based statistics requested by the HJPC, thereby enhancing efficiency by avoiding a manual counting. ( Session 2+) In addition to their internal reporting, the prosecution offices and all courts in RS and in BDBiH should coordinate with the Institute of Statistics for the Entity of Republika Srpska (RZSRS) and the Statistical Office at the State level (BHAS) for statistical reporting of person-based prosecution data, eg in publicating in the Statistical Yearbooks. (Session 3+)

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