Nineteenth century criminal justice: uniquely Irish or simply not English?

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Title: Nineteenth century criminal justice: uniquely Irish or simply not English?
Authors: Howlin, Niamh
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Date: Jul-2013
Abstract: This article examines the supposed uniqueness of the Irish criminal justice system in the nineteenth century. Although the English and Irish systems of criminal justice shared common roots, by the nineteenth century it was becoming apparent that there were differences in the way that law and justice were perceived and administered. The post-Famine years had a significant (and arguably negative) impact upon British perceptions of the Irish. This article examines both general perceptions of Ireland and Irishness, from the perspective of its relationship with England, and its position in the Empire. Outsiders’ perceptions and attitudes indicated that Irish criminality and criminal justice were considered to be distinctive. However, a question arises as to whether Irish criminal justice were uniquely Irish or simply “not English”?
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Irish Journal of Legal Studies
Copyright (published version): 2013, the author(s)
Keywords: Legal history;Criminal Justice;Comparative Law
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Law Research Collection

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