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The Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology

Edited by: Deirdre Healy

Print publication date:  December  2015
Online publication date:  December  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138019430
eBook ISBN: 9781315779003
Adobe ISBN: 9781317698173

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The Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology is the first edited collection of its kind to bring together the work of leading Irish criminologists in a single volume. While Irish criminology can be characterised as a nascent but dynamic discipline, it has much to offer the Irish and international reader due to the unique historical, cultural, political, social and economic arrangements that exist on the island of Ireland.

The Handbook consists of 30 chapters, which offer original, comprehensive and critical reviews of theory, research, policy and practice in a wide range of subject areas. The chapters are divided into four thematic sections:

  1. Understanding crime examines specific offence types, including homicide, gangland crime and white-collar crime, and the theoretical perspectives used to explain them.
  2. Responding to crime explores criminal justice responses to crime, including crime prevention, restorative justice, approaches to policing and trial as well as post-conviction issues such as imprisonment, community sanctions and rehabilitation.
  3. Contexts of crime investigates the social, political and cultural contexts of the policymaking process, including media representations, politics, the role of the victim and the impact of gender.
  4. Emerging ideas focuses on innovative ideas that prompt a reconsideration of received wisdom on particular topics, including sexual violence and ethnicity.

Charting the key contours of the criminological enterprise on the island of Ireland and placing the Irish material in the context of the wider European and international literature, this book is essential reading for those involved in the study of Irish criminology and international and comparative criminal justice.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Crime trends Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Homicide Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Understanding domestic abuse and sexual violence Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Plus ça change Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Cybercrime Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Crime, conflict and poverty Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Gangs and gang-related activity Download PDF
Chapter  9:  State crime Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Desistance, recidivism and reintegration Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Crime prevention and community safety Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Restorative justice Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Children, crime and justice Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Trajectories of policing in Ireland: Similarities, differences, convergences Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The criminal justice process: From questioning to trial Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Sentencing Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Community sanctions and measures Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Prisoners and prison life Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Prison education and rehabilitation Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The inclusion and juridification of victims on the island of Ireland Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Media, public attitudes and crime Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Illicit drugs, criminal justice and harm reduction: Getting the balance right Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The policymaking process and penal change  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Penal policy in Ireland: Notes from a small country Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Criminal justice policy and the European Union 1 1 Owing to space constraints, this chapter will address policy in respect of the Republic of Ireland only. Reference will, however, be made throughout to the United Kingdom’s approach to many of the EU instruments discussed, which of course includes Northern Ireland. Both Ireland and the United Kingdom obtained the choice to opt in to measures proposed in the area of freedom, security and justice under Protocol 21 to the Lisbon Treaty; both jurisdictions have opted in to a number of measures, but in some cases the UK have gone further than Ireland and opted in where Ireland has not done so.  Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Neo-liberalism, crime and punishment  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Women, imprisonment and social control Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Hindsight, foresight and historical judgement: Child sexual abuse and the Catholic Church Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Mental illness and the criminalisation process Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Organised crime in Ireland Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Ethnicity, identity and criminal justice Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Afterword: Why Irish criminology? Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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