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O'Mahony, Paul (2000) Prison policy in Ireland: criminal justice versus social justice. Undercurrents 14 Cork: Cork University Press .

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The huge expansion of the number of prison places, the recent decision to appoint a Prisons Authority, the constantly expanding number of prisoners with all the attendant costs, have taken place without serious consideration of the broader issues. Does prison work? What is the international experience? Is the vast amount of money well spent? This book examines the history of prison policy in Ireland, examining in particular the gap bewteen officially stated policy and the actual situation. As well as describing in detail how the Irish prison system works, it compares the Irish model of the use of prison with the international experience. It also looks at possible alternatives to present policy.

Item Type:Book
Call No:MO4.12.2.2, VH4.2
Pages:v, 127
Publisher:Cork University Press
Place of Publication:Cork
Keywords:criminal justice system, Ireland, prison
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Accession Number:HRB 1564 (Available), HRB 2153 (Available)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
MM-MO Crime and law > Law enforcement and the justice system
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Social support
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminal penalty > Community service (penalty)
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)

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