Reconfiguring the pre-trial and trial processes in Ireland in the fight against organised crime

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This article describes and analyses the changes which have occurred to pre-trial detention and interrogation and to the trial process in Ireland as a result of the apparent threat posed by organised criminality. The templates for these measures often derive from extraordinary tactics first used against subversive paramilitary groups. However, while incursions have been made on protective procedural rights and rules, important safeguards remain which counterbalance such trends.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-233
Number of pages26
JournalThe International Journal of Evidence & Proof
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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