Trajectories of Policing in Ireland: Similarities, Differences, Convergences

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Title: Trajectories of Policing in Ireland: Similarities, Differences, Convergences
Authors: Mulcahy, Aogán
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Date: 1-Dec-2015
Abstract: This chapter examines the trajectories of policing in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. I consider the origins and development of policing in each jurisdiction; the dynamics of police-community relations; the crises and challenges that arose for each police force; and the reform measures put in place to address these. Through this analysis, I suggest that while clear differences are evident – particularly arising from political division – there are also underlying similarities. Moreover, the ongoing peace process has increased the prospects for greater convergence between policing arrangements north and south. I conclude by considering the wider lessons that policing in Ireland has for issues of accountability, legitimacy and police-community relations.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: Police Service of Northern IrelandPSNIAn Garda Siochána
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Healy, D., Hamilton, C., Daly, Y. and Butler, M. (eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology
Appears in Collections:Sociology Research Collection

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