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About KICS

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Joint utilization of information between agencies

The police, prosecution service, courts, and Ministry of Justice independently operate their respective systems, but these systems are linked to the common system and are closely operated. Information entered earlier by each agency does not need to be entered again by other agencies, boosting work efficiency and ensuring information accuracy as well as speedy handling of work.

A total of 394 types of information are jointly being utilized. The police provides 74 types of information, such as opinion reports, transfer reports, and crime history data. The prosecution service provides 160 types of information, such as written arraignments, non-indictment decisions, various warrant claims, and command over punishment execution. The courts provide 95 types of information, such as warrant issuance/dismissal information, trial date information, and written judgments. Finally, the Ministry of Justice provides 65 types of information, such as imprisonment information and information on the targets of probation.

Complete electronic handling of drunken- and unlicensed-driving cases

The criminal justice work by criminal justice agencies is electronically handled, shortening the handling period from four months to 28 days with regard to summary procedures such as the drawing up of documents, the transferring of cases, indictment, summary order, and the forwarding of documents in summary indictment cases. This system is called electronic-summary procedure.

With the adoption of the electronic-summary procedure system, in the current year (2011), about 30% of the total criminal cases are handled electronically, without paper documents, drastically reducing the workload of criminal justice agencies.

The persons concerned are electronically notified of the confirmation of penalty cases via e-mail or SMS, increasing the general public??s convenience.

* For detailed information in the electronic-summary, cilck on the following e-book
  • e-summary proceedings system
  • E-summary proceeding case
Real-time provision of criminal-case progress information

At South Korea??s criminal justice portal (www.kics.go.kr), case progress can be accessed anywhere, anytime.

Also, information on various notices and court records, and on penalty imposition, is provided real-time.

Online civil services

Applications for the issuance of various certificates, filing of petitions and pleas, and submission of other case documents can be made online.

The portal provides a total of 71 online civil services. Various notices, court records, and non-indictment decisions can be accessed online. Also, inquiries about unpaid penalties, real-time online payment thereof, and application for deposit return can be made online.

The portal provides comprehensive information on criminal justice, such as various related document forms, judicial precedents, and laws, to boost the convenience of criminal justice services.