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    Justice, 2016
    (De Gruyter, 2017-02-01)
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    Media, Public Attitudes and Crime
    (Routledge, 2015-12-01)
    A chapter exploring media and crime in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland addresses two signally different jurisdictions. What little work there is from the Republic of Ireland relates largely to the media's role in a 1996 moral panic on gangland crime, while the literature on Northern Ireland encompasses a jurisdiction moving from a critical perspective on state/media relations to one now exploring representations of 'ordinary' crime. The chapter provides an overview of the content of crime in the media, public attitudes and fear of crime in the two jurisdictions within the context of international literature and theory.
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    Justice, 2015
    (De Gruyter, 2016-02-16)
    The year 2015 saw the Department of Justice and Equality continue to deal with the fallout from the events of 2014, a year in which Alan Shatter’s resignation as minister was accompanied by the reassignment of Brian Purcell from the post of secretary general 1 and the retirement of Martin Callinan as garda commissioner. The shifts of 2014 followed allegations of improper practice regarding penalty points, the recording of phone calls to Garda stations and serious criticisms of how the department responded to these issues. In 2015 the repercussions of these events were still being felt as the department pledged to enhance accountability and restore public confidence. In this vein, the year brought further challenges for An Garda Síochána in the form of the highly critical Garda Inspectorate report, which recommended far-reaching reforms for the organisation.
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    The Representation of Offending Women in the Irish Press: A Content Analysis
    (Probation Service, 2015-10)
    Reductive definitions characterise many of the representations of women in the media. These depictions are frequently built around commonly understood and uncritically accepted gender norms which restrict the range of roles women can inhabit. 'Offending' women are particularly vulnerable to such limitations of representation due to their relative invisibility; such women are substantially constructed and understood through media reporting. The operation of this process in Ireland has not been the subject of extensive study; this article presents research on the representation of offending women in Irish newspapers within the context of the existing literature. Through a content analysis of the output of four newspapers over a one-month period, the representation of offending women in Irish newspapers was found to rely on familiar narratives of maternity, sexuality and pathology. In addition to these tropes, issues of ethnicity and nationality were also present, demonstrating the need for an understanding based on intersectionality.