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An examination of how the methods employed by the Criminal Assets Bureau move Ireland in a new direction of crime control

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dc.contributor.advisor Kilcommins, Shane
dc.contributor.advisor Friel, Raymond Ryan, Patrick Joseph 2019-10-11T18:43:13Z 2019-10-11T18:43:13Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This work examines how the concept and operational outcomes achieved by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) reflect a new model of crime control that has emerged and developed to a stage where it is a significant contributor to crime control in Ireland. The approach developed and implemented by CAB is not designed to produce a socially engineered solution to make the deviant better by correctionalist intervention and normalisation. Rather it is an actuarial approach to criminal wrongdoing, one which employs civil, administrative and regulatory mechanisms. The instruments employed by CAB attempt to permanently alter the criminogenic networks that exist around the individual and thereby neutralise the criminal threat. Following a doctrinal and socio-legal methodology this thesis examines the framework and conceptual underpinnings that lead to the establishment of CAB dealing with the long and short causal factors that lead to a refocusing of the overall approach to criminality. It adopts an operation analysis approach to consider the tri-part elements of forfeiture, revenue powers and social welfare powers that form the central tenants of the civil approach that CAB adopts. In highlighting the operational approach and actual outcomes achieved by CAB it provides a case study of a modern criminological tool of disruption and discontinuity that operates against the financial base of crime as opposed to the criminal actor. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject crime control en_US
dc.title An examination of how the methods employed by the Criminal Assets Bureau move Ireland in a new direction of crime control en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis en_US
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dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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