United States Department of Justice Criminal Division Law and Legal Definition

The United States Department of Justice Civil Division is an agency working under the U.S. Department of justice that develops, enforces, and supervises the application of all federal criminal laws in the U.S. The mission of the Criminal Division is to serve the public interest through the enforcement of criminal statutes in a vigorous, fair, and effective manner; and to exercise general supervision over the enforcement of all federal criminal laws. The Criminal Division is headed by an Assistant Attorney General.

The Criminal Division does not involve in matters specifically assigned to the Antitrust, Civil Rights, Environment and Natural Resources, or Tax Divisions.