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Victims of crime with disabilities in Ireland: invisible citizens within an adversarial paradigm of justice

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dc.contributor.author Kilcommins, Shane
dc.contributor.author Edwards, Claire
dc.contributor.author Harold, Gill
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-21T08:51:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-21T08:51:19Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3987
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Victims of crime with disabilities experience the more general problems associated with victimhood in Ireland including under reporting, lack of information provision, lack of private areas in courtrooms, and delays in progressing complaints. Very often, however, the centrality of their outsider status is also more pronounced. They experience marginalisation at a number of different levels in the criminal process including policy emphasis, the specific commitments given by criminal justice agencies, the requirements of the adversarial process, the criminalisation of conduct which involves the exploitation of persons with disabilities, the language employed by the criminal law, and service provision. The purpose of this article is to document the "invisible" status of victims of crime with disabilities in the Irish criminal justice system and to provide examples of the variety of ways in which this marginality manifests itself. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Thomson Round Hall en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Criminal Law Journal;23 (2), pp. 45-55
dc.rights This material was first published by Thomson Round Hall in Irish Criminal Law, 23 (2), pp. 45-55 and is reproduced by agreement with the publishers. en_US
dc.subject victims of crime en_US
dc.subject disabilitiy en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title Victims of crime with disabilities in Ireland: invisible citizens within an adversarial paradigm of justice en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2014-08-20T11:50:48Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1558513
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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