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Crime control, the security state and constitutional justice in Ireland: discounting liberal legalism and deontological principles

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dc.contributor.author Kilcommins, Shane
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-12T10:12:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-12T10:12:55Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5277
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract It is clear that Ireland has witnessed evidence of a ‘tooling up’ of the state in the fight against crime over the last two decades. Crime control analyses—often relying upon the use of stark juxtaposition—are very useful in describing this trend. They can, however, also conceal the complexities that exist underneath the illusory comfort of binary labels such as ‘crime control’, ‘security state’, ‘actuarial justice’ or ‘Rule by Law’ governance. In employing examples of recent case-law relating to terrorism and sexual offending, this article will argue that crime control analyses fail to properly account for particular legal liberal properties such as rights as trumps, deontological reasoning, fidelity to precedent, the coordinated and hierarchical features of law, and the last ‘authoritative voice’ possessed by the judiciary in dispute resolution. These properties continue to possess institutional and epistemic authority in Ireland, and need to be written in to any ‘history of the present’ of the Irish criminal justice system. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The International Journal of Evidence and Proof;20 (4), pp. 326-342
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1365712716656863
dc.subject constitutional liberalism en_US
dc.subject due process en_US
dc.subject rights of the accused en_US
dc.subject crime control en_US
dc.title Crime control, the security state and constitutional justice in Ireland: discounting liberal legalism and deontological principles 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.identifier.doi 10.1177/1365712716656863
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2693837


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