Policing in Transition

John Topping

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    Abstract

    This book represents a critical examination of key aspects of crime and criminal justice in Northern Ireland which will have resonance elsewhere. It considers the core aspects of criminal justice policymaking in Northern Ireland which are central to the process of post-conflict transition, including reform of policing, judicial decision-making and correctional services such as probation and prisons. It examines contemporary trends in criminal justice in Northern Ireland as related to various dimensions of crime relating to female offenders, young offenders, sexual and violent offenders, race and criminal justice, community safety and restorative justice. The book also considers the extent to which crime and criminal justice issues in Northern Ireland are being affected by the broader processes of ‘policy transfer’, globalisation and transnationalism and the extent to which criminal justice in Northern Ireland is divergent from the other jurisdictions in the United Kingdom. Written by leading international authorities in the field, the book offers a snapshot of the cutting edge of critical thinking in criminal justice practice and transitional justice contexts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCriminal Justice in Transition: The Northern Ireland Context
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherHart Publishing
    Pages109-130
    ISBN (Print)1849465770
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2015

    Keywords

    • policing
    • northern ireland
    • criminal justice
    • transition
    • police reform

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    Topping, J. (2015). Policing in Transition. In Criminal Justice in Transition: The Northern Ireland Context (pp. 109-130). Hart Publishing.