Criminal Affairs Bureau
Criminal Affairs Bureau consists of five divisions: Prosecution Service Division, Criminal Affairs Division, Public Security Affairs Division, International Criminal Affairs Division and Criminal Legislation Division.
Prosecution Service Division establishes comprehensive plans for prosecutorial administration and makes evaluations thereof; supervises personnel management of prosecutorial officials; compiles data on prosecutorial budget; and deals with provision and maintenance of prosecutorial facilities and equipment.
Criminal Affairs Division directs and supervises general crime prevention activities including investigation and prosecution; drafts criminal laws and proposes revisions to existing laws when necessary; handles matters concerning pardon and commutation for convicted prisoners and reinstatement of suspended civil rights for persons with previous convictions; manages the relief program for crime victims, providing compensations to the families of those killed as a result of criminal acts and to the crime victims suffering severe disabilities; and manages the monetary compensation program for persons who were detained, but subsequently found not guilty at the conclusion of the investigations or the trial proceedings.
Public Security Affairs Division specializes in matters of national security. The Division establishes comprehensive plans for national security-related administration and implements necessary measures; directs and supervises prosecutorial activities against crimes that pose threats to national security; and drafts laws with national security implications and proposes revisions to existing laws.
International Criminal Affairs Division is in charge of the international prosecutorial activities. Specifically, the Division is in charge of handling criminal affairs related to extradition of criminals, criminal jurisdiction regarding the Status of Forces Agreement, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and international transfer of prisoners. The Division attends international conferences, drafts relevant laws and proposes revisions to existing laws when necessary. In addition, the Division directs and supervises prosecutorial activities against intellectual property rights infringements.
Criminal Legislation Division drafts bills on criminal affairs including the Criminal Act and the Criminal Procedure Act; carries out research and formulates plans on criminal affairs; and conducts other missions ordered by the Deputy Minister for Criminal Affairs.