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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology
EditorsDeirdre Healy, Claire Hamilton, Yvonne Daly, Michelle Butler
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISBN (Print)9781138019430
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks


This chapter describes the extent and forms of organised crime across the island of Ireland, and assesses how the two jurisdictions have responded to this form of criminality. It outlines the relevant agencies and structures in place across Ireland, and, in particular, considers the policing of organised crime in Northern Ireland’s post-conflict context and devolved political setting. Some key measures introduced by governments in both jurisdictions are examined, such as judge-only trials, presumptive sentences and a civil means of asset forfeiture. These are analysed through the lens of various criminological theories, in an effort to reveal the implicit rationale behind the states’ responses.

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  • Criminology

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