Near or far away: local police governance in Ireland

This paper will outline the extent to which local police governance is provided for in Ireland. It will argue that, in a country that has of late been plagued by policing scandals, reform agenda as yet have not been preoccupied by this issue and so formal police governance has not emerged. On the ot...

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Published in:European journal of criminology
Main Author: Conway, Vicky
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2019
In:European journal of criminology
Year: 2019, Volume: 16, Issue: 5, Pages: 515-533
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:This paper will outline the extent to which local police governance is provided for in Ireland. It will argue that, in a country that has of late been plagued by policing scandals, reform agenda as yet have not been preoccupied by this issue and so formal police governance has not emerged. On the other hand, however, the paper analyses reform trends that tend towards such developments. These are analysed and it is argued, firstly, that these developments have been substantially shaped by the post-colonial nature of the state and, secondly, that through these examples we can question the virtues and vices of local police governance.
ISSN:1741-2609