In cooperation with the UNODC, HEUNI has developed instruments for the assessment of the compliance of Member States to the UN standards and norms related to different aspects of the criminal justice system (e.g. juvenile justice, crime prevention, restorative justice, alternatives to imprisonment).
HEUNI has also promoted to the development of Criminal justice education at international level, with particular focus on the UN standards and norms related to criminal justice (See HEUNI Report series 53). This includes participation in the planning and realisation of a workshop on this topic for the program of the XII UN Crime Congress 2010.
In addition to the specific areas defined above HEUNI participates in other areas of international studies on crime and criminal justice. An example is the Nordic project Irregular influences at judges and prosecutors.