Project Code: STATE-USA-INL-4
|Project Title||Examining International Criminal Justice Standards|
|Project Summary||Assemble a comprehensive list of international standards on several criminal justice sector issues (i.e. corruption, anti-money laundering, police investigations). When possible, analyze if and how these standards are rooted in social science evidence and/or how they compare with existing evidence.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||1|
The Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Knowledge Management, Division of Design and Learning is developing evidence and experience-based guidance to inform the bureau's foreign assistance programs on a range of criminal justice issues. For this VSFS project, the intern would assemble a comprehensive list of international and regional standards on several criminal justice sector issues. Standards are defined as guidance from international/regional conventions and/or organizations that lays out what governments or other entities should and shouldn't do on a particular issue. For example, the intern would compile standards related to government approaches to corruption, police investigations, correctional issues, etc. This may also include standards put forward by U.S.-based organizations with applicability in foreign assistance programs. These standards may be useful in guiding INL program design and implementation. When possible, the intern will also examine if and how identified standards are based in social science and/or comport with social science evidence on the issue. Where relevant, the intern may look at country compliance with select standards. Finally, the intern may be asked to collect indicators and related data on criminal justice issues.