ABOUT Introduction

The Institute of Justice is one of organizations under the Ministry of Justice in Korea.

The IOJ's primary responsibilities are to provide education and training programs for the public officials of the Ministry of Justice and we also receive request training programs from other ministries.

The IOJ offers a wide range of education programs that are organized to improve investigation skills for the public prosecutors and investigative officers, and toward to enhance capabilities of public officials who work for general administrative offices, correctional institutions, probation offices, juvenile training schools, immigration offices. In addition, the Institute conducts a variety of research activities on many important issues.

For instance, The main areas of concerns are the principles of criminal law in general; the ways to improve the administration of criminal justice; formulating policies to improve the legal administration; to collect and analyze information and legal materials from various resources; to publish books regarding to legal concerns.

ABOUT Introduction

Email Address : eccioj@naver.com

ABOUT History

On March 21, 1951

the IOJ was open as the Prison Officer's School to training Officers of prisons.

On May 1, 1962

the school was renamed as the Correctional Officer's School. As society rapidly had been developing, there had emerged an increasing need to establish an educational institution for effective training of all the public officials within the Ministry of Justice.

On November 9, 1972

the Correctional Officer's School was transformed and then developed into the current institute. Also to be ready for the demands of education, the institute moved into the current location on November 11, 1988 as a larger and effective training institute.

ABOUT Organization & Functions


The organizational structure of the institute is composed of 2 departments and 5 divisions under the president. There are Department of Planning and Department of Correctional Training and each of the departments has professors' office.

Total number of the IOJ officials is 105. The President of the Institute is appointed among one of the chief prosecutors in the High Prosecutors' Office, and the chief of the Department of Planning is appointed among one of the chief prosecutors in the District Prosecutors' Office. The President of the Institute is responsible for administering general affairs, including providing directions and supervision to every IOJ official.


Department of Planning
The Department of Planning is responsible for educating prosecutors, administrative personnel in the prosecutors' offices, guidance officers, probation officers, immigration officials and other public officials involved in the administration of legal affairs and developing and implementing education and training programs. Furthermore, it provides coordination and analysis of the affairs for the implementation of various plans, conducts an in-house audit, and evaluates and analyzes the effect of the education and training programs. It is also in charge of collecting and examining education and training materials, publishing teaching materials and research papers, maintaining educational equipment & library books and rendering assistance to research fellows.

Department of Correctional Training
Department of Correctional Training has two sections. The Operational Section is in charge of internal security, transmission of documents, staff administration, maintenance of the facility and equipment, internal evaluation and analysis of educational effects, and particularly maintenance of the library and the information center for correctional data. The Correctional Training Section is in charge of planning the training of the correctional officers and the security guards and its implementation, record- keeping for trainees, providing guidance for activities in the Institute, publishing the textbooks, maintaining educational equipment, and organizing external activities for training. There are in-house professors and appointed guest professors who deliver lectures and training materials.
The General Affairs Division is in charge of personnel, service, budget & accounting, procurement & maintenance. The Research Committee is in charge of developing research proposals and publishes the source book annually on the result of their research.

ABOUT Facilities & Equipment

The Institute's facility includes 3 auditoriums, 1 seminar room, 16 class rooms in 2 buildings, and 205 rooms in 5 buildings.

Also there are gyms and library and for the outdoor facility, there are two grassy field, tennis court, basketball court, fitness room, and golf practice yard.

ABOUT Education

Education program of the Institute consists of three categories: basic training, expert training and special training courses.

Education program of the Institute consists of three categories: basic training, expert training and special training courses. The goals and objectives are to train the public servants to meet the new demands in the era of changing world, to develop the trainees into specialists who meet diverse needs of the administration, and to become the officials of the Ministry of Justice and possess clear sense of globalization and Mega competition capability in the world.

All officials of the Ministry of Justice except the public prosecutors are required to take the basic training courses. Its main focus is an offering training that is essential to promotion of their respective status. The Institute offers the basic training course to approximately 2,000 public officials annually.

The main purpose of the expert training course is to provide special knowledge and skills needed to carry out trainees' official duties.
About 1200 public prosecutors take this expert training course every year, including the newly appointed public prosecutors for several weeks of training. The other Ministry of Justice officials, a total of approximately 2,500 public officials, are also required to take the expert training course annually.
The special training courses are offered annually to an average of 2,500 prison security guards nationwide. In addition, they are often offered to high level officials in the Ministry of Justice, including public prosecutors, to particularly to promote the posture of public servants.
In addition to the above-mentioned training courses, the Institute also offers training programs every year to 70 military legal affairs officers, and 30 Judicial Officers for Public Interest.
Of particular interest is that, beginning from 1995, the Institute has added a voluntary community service programs to its programs through which the trainee can learn to develop the posture of the public officials by having opportunities to visit orphanages or elderly homes in the vicinity.

ABOUT Research

The Institute's education facility includes 3 auditoriums, 12 class rooms, a sports complex, 2 libraries, 2 exhibition rooms, and a shooting range for the training of prison security guards.

The Institute's education facility includes 3 auditoriums, 12 class rooms, a sports complex, 2 libraries, 2 exhibition rooms, and a shooting range for the training of prison security guards. To accommodate the needs for their effective training, there are 205 dormitory rooms in 5 buildings that provide room and board to 987 trainees.

Some of the main education devices include 181 computers, overhead projectors,
V.C.R.'s, slides, beam projector, special effect equipment and etc...

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