The Criminal Justice Division conducts criminal prosecutions against accused persons, and strives for just and timely outcomes for accused persons, victims and the general public.
An offence that falls under the Criminal Code of Canada or a provincial statute is prosecuted by the Division when there is a reasonable likelihood of conviction and the prosecution is in the public interest.
The decision to prosecute or to discontinue a prosecution is among the most significant decisions that a Crown prosecutor can make.
The Division handles criminal appeals in the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. It also develops criminal law policy for the province and supports criminal law consultation with other provinces, territories and the Government of Canada.