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This unique book combines the insights of major office-holders, experienced practitioners and leading academics to provide a comprehensive overview of the Irish criminal justice system, its current problems and its vision for the future. Informative accounts of the institutions, services and legal framework of the system, including the criminal law, the courts, the Garda Siochana and the penal system are presented alongside perceptive analyses of key criminological problems. Sociologists, psychologists, philosophers, educationalists and legal scholars contribute their incisive critical perspectives on issues such as the roots and nature of crime the societal response to crime, the role of drugs and innovative approaches to prevention and rehabilitation.
 

Section 1: The Criminal Law 
Introduction 
The Legal Framework of the Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure and Evidence 
The Constitution 
Reflections on Twenty-Five Years as Ireland’s First Director of Public Prosecutions

Section 2: The Phenomenon of Crime 
Introduction 
Assessment of the Crime Rate in Ireland - Issues and Considerations 
Women and the Criminal Justice System 
How Dirty is the White Collar? Analysing White Collar Crime 
“this otherwise delicate subject”: Child Sex Abuse in early Twentieth-Century Ireland Drugs, Crime, and Prohibitionist Ideology

Section 3: Society and Crime 
Introduction 
Prisons, Politicians and Democracy 
The Portrayal of Crime in the Media - Does it Matter 
Justice for Young Offenders in a Caring Society
The Impact of the Northern “Troubles” on Criminal Justice in the Irish Republic 
The Third Pillar of the European Union: The Emerging Structure of EU Police and Judicial Co-Operation in Criminal Matters, and its impact on Irish Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties

Section 4: The Courts
Introduction 
The Courts Service
The Practice of Sentencing in the Irish Courts 
Punishment and the Popular Mind: How Much is Enough? 
The Central Criminal Court: A View from the Bench 
The Victim and the Criminal Justice Process 
A Tale of Two Sectors: A Critical Analysis of the Proposal to Establish Drug Courts in the Republic of Ireland

Section 5: Policing 
Introduction Challenges Facing An Garda Siochana 
The Garda Siochana: A Legal and Constitutional Perspective 
Recent Developments in Forensic Science 
Policing Ireland: Past Present and Future 
The Psychology of Police Interrogation: The Kerry Babies Case 

Section 6: The Penal System 
Introduction 
Punishment in Ireland: Can we talk about it? The Irish Prisons Service, Past, Present and Future - A Personal Perspective 
The Social Analysis of the Irish Prison System 
Punishing Poverty and Personal Adversity 
The Probation and Welfare Service: Its Role in Criminal Justice 

Section 7: Crime Prevention, Crime Reduction and Treatment of Offenders
Introduction 
Youth Crime Prevention 
Offender Rehabilitation Programmes for Imprisoned Sex Offenders - Grounds for Optimism? 
Penal Policy and the Adult Education of Prisoners 
Restorative Justice 
Social and Psychological Aspects of Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation within Irish Prisons

Criminal Justice in Ireland (reprinted 2008)

This unique book combines the insights of major office-holders, experienced practitioners and leading academics to provide a comprehensive overview of the Irish criminal justice system, its current problems and its vision for the future. Informative accounts of the institutions, services and legal framework of the system, including the criminal law, the courts, the Garda Siochana and the penal system are presented alongside perceptive analyses of key criminological problems. Sociologists, psychologists, philosophers, educationalists and legal scholars contribute their incisive critical perspectives on issues such as the roots and nature of crime the societal response to crime, the role of drugs and innovative approaches to prevention and rehabilitation.
 

Section 1: The Criminal Law 
Introduction 
The Legal Framework of the Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure and Evidence 
The Constitution 
Reflections on Twenty-Five Years as Ireland’s First Director of Public Prosecutions

Section 2: The Phenomenon of Crime 
Introduction 
Assessment of the Crime Rate in Ireland - Issues and Considerations 
Women and the Criminal Justice System 
How Dirty is the White Collar? Analysing White Collar Crime 
“this otherwise delicate subject”: Child Sex Abuse in early Twentieth-Century Ireland Drugs, Crime, and Prohibitionist Ideology

Section 3: Society and Crime 
Introduction 
Prisons, Politicians and Democracy 
The Portrayal of Crime in the Media - Does it Matter 
Justice for Young Offenders in a Caring Society
The Impact of the Northern “Troubles” on Criminal Justice in the Irish Republic 
The Third Pillar of the European Union: The Emerging Structure of EU Police and Judicial Co-Operation in Criminal Matters, and its impact on Irish Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties

Section 4: The Courts
Introduction 
The Courts Service
The Practice of Sentencing in the Irish Courts 
Punishment and the Popular Mind: How Much is Enough? 
The Central Criminal Court: A View from the Bench 
The Victim and the Criminal Justice Process 
A Tale of Two Sectors: A Critical Analysis of the Proposal to Establish Drug Courts in the Republic of Ireland

Section 5: Policing 
Introduction Challenges Facing An Garda Siochana 
The Garda Siochana: A Legal and Constitutional Perspective 
Recent Developments in Forensic Science 
Policing Ireland: Past Present and Future 
The Psychology of Police Interrogation: The Kerry Babies Case 

Section 6: The Penal System 
Introduction 
Punishment in Ireland: Can we talk about it? The Irish Prisons Service, Past, Present and Future - A Personal Perspective 
The Social Analysis of the Irish Prison System 
Punishing Poverty and Personal Adversity 
The Probation and Welfare Service: Its Role in Criminal Justice 

Section 7: Crime Prevention, Crime Reduction and Treatment of Offenders
Introduction 
Youth Crime Prevention 
Offender Rehabilitation Programmes for Imprisoned Sex Offenders - Grounds for Optimism? 
Penal Policy and the Adult Education of Prisoners 
Restorative Justice 
Social and Psychological Aspects of Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation within Irish Prisons

By: Paul O'Mahony ISBN: 978-1-902448-67-1

Published: Friday 01, February 2008.


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