Organised crime in Ireland

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Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology
EditorsDeirdre Healy, Claire Hamilton, Yvonne Daly, Michelle Butler
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter29
Pages556-574
Number of pages19
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315779003
ISBN (Print)9781138019430
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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