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Responding effectively to domestic burglary: A critique of the criminal justice (burglary of dwellings)Act 2015

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dc.contributor.author Kiely, Tom
dc.contributor.author Leahy, Susan
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-19T10:46:57Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-19T10:46:57Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7952
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This article analyses the Criminal Justice (Burglary of Dwellings) Act 2015. Written from the author’s respective experiences as criminal law practitioner and legal academic, the article seeks to highlight the limited practical effects of the legislation. The Act introduced two changes to the law in a bid to target repeat offenders, that is, the potential for refusal of bail for repeat offenders and the introduction of consecutive sentencing for such offenders upon conviction. The article argues that although the legislation was no doubt well-intentioned, the belief that it would operate to curb offending in this area was misguided. What is actually required in this area is not reactionary law-making but sustained investment in preventative measures such an further resourcing of the Gardaí to target burglars before they offend en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Round Hall en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Criminal Law Journal;27(4),pp. 106-113
dc.rights This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [Irish Criminal Law Journal] following peer review. The definitive published version [2017 27(4),pp. 106-113] is available online on Westlaw IE/[Irish Criminal Law Journal]
dc.subject legal academic en_US
dc.subject repeat offenders en_US
dc.subject burglars en_US
dc.subject 2015 en_US
dc.title Responding effectively to domestic burglary: A critique of the criminal justice (burglary of dwellings)Act 2015 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.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2735373


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