Political discourse across the island of Ireland often emphasises the ‘blight’of organised crime (Northern Ireland Office, 2013; Department of Justice and Equality, 2011). As is explored in this chapter, the perceived danger of this form of criminality has prompted significant policy and legislative change and has resulted in the creation of new agencies and processes. However, the certainty and strength of rhetoric on organised crime is not matched by fixed definitional parameters (Van Duyne, 1996).
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology|
|Editors||Deirdre Healy, Claire Hamilton, Yvonne Daly, Michelle Butler|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon UK|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|