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The inclusion and juridification of victims on the island of Ireland

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Show simple item record Kilcommins, Shane Moffett, Luke 2016-11-18T15:38:19Z 2015
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 01/09/2018
dc.description.abstract Introduction Concern for crime victims has been a growing political issue in improving the legitimacy and success of the criminal justice system through the rhetoric of rights. Since the 1970s there have been numerous reforms and policy documents produced to enhance victims’ satisfaction in the criminal justice system. Both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have seen a sea-change in more recent years from a focus on services for victims to a greater emphasis on procedural rights. The purpose of this chapter is to chart these reforms against the backdrop of wider political and regional changes emanating from the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights, and to critically examine whether the position of crime victims has actually ameliorated. While separated into two legal jurisdictions, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland as common law countries have both grappled with similar challenges in improving crime victim satisfaction in adversarial criminal proceedings. This chapter begins by discussing the historical and theoretical concern for crime victims in the criminal justice system, and how this has changed in recent years. The rest of the chapter is split into two parts focusing on the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Both parts examine the provisions of services to victims, and the move towards more procedural rights for victims in terms of information, participation, protection and compensation. The chapter concludes by finding that despite being different legal jurisdictions, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have introduced many similar reforms for crime victims in recent years. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Routledge Handbook of rish Criminology, Daly, Yvonne, Healy, Deirdre, Butler, Michelle & Hamilton, Claire (eds);pt. 3, chapter 19, pp. 379-415
dc.rights Theis is an accepted manuscriipt of a book chapter published by Routledge in "The Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology" 2015, available en_US
dc.subject crime victims en_US
dc.subject criminal justice system en_US
dc.title The inclusion and juridification of victims on the island of Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2018-09-01
dc.embargo.terms 2017-06-03 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US

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