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Key Roles of the National Crime Council

The key roles of the NCC could be summarised as follows:

  • General Advisory Role to Minister

    "To facilitate a broadly based and well informed discussion on crime on an ongoing basis and to serve as an important aid to policy formation"

  • Crime Prevention

    "To focus on crime prevention, with particular emphasis on the underlying causes of crime and the development of partnerships and practical approaches which will be effective at community level".

  • Raising Public Awareness

    "To focus directly on raising public knowledge and awareness of crime".

  • Fear of Crime

    "To examine the "fear of crime" and to address the issues including those relating to minorities, which arise as a consequence of this fear".

  • Other

    (i) "To undertake in-house research; and

    (ii) "To identify research priorities which could be commissioned by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform".





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