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Hamilton, Claire (2022) Crime, justice and criminology in the Republic of Ireland. European Journal of Criminology, Early online, https://doi.org/10.1177%2F14773708211070215.

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This country survey examines: the core Irish criminal justice institutions; basic trends in crime and punishment over the last 50 years; and critical junctures in the debate over law and order in recent decades. Using an earlier country survey by O’Donnell (2005a) as a baseline, it charts the significant growth of the discipline of criminology within Ireland. The article argues that Irish criminal justice retains a distinctively local flavour and highlights the promise of Irish criminology in many key areas of contemporary interest


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