NI: QUB academics launch criminal justice essays

Pictured (l-r): Dr Anne-Marie McAlinden and Dr Clare Dwyer
Pictured (l-r): Dr Anne-Marie McAlinden and Dr Clare Dwyer

A collection of essays on criminal justice, edited by two academics in the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast, has been published by Hart Publishing.

Criminal Justice in Transition: The Northern Ireland Context is said to represent “a critical examination of key aspects of crime and criminal justice in Northern Ireland which have international resonance”.

It has been jointly edited by the School of Law’s Dr Anne-Marie McAlinden, reader in law and director of research, and Dr Clare Dwyer, lecturer in law and assistant director of education.

The book considers the core aspects of criminal justice policy-making in Northern Ireland, including reform of policing, judicial appointments and decision making, and correctional services such as probation and prisons.

It examines contemporary trends in criminal justice including women offenders, young offenders, sexual and violent offenders, and restorative justice.

The book also considers the extent to which criminal justice in Northern Ireland is divergent from the other jurisdictions in the United Kingdom.

Dr McAlinden and Dr Dwyer said: “We are very proud of this outstanding collection of essays written by leading international scholars in the field, which offers a snapshot of the cutting edge of critical thinking in criminal justice practice and transitional justice contexts.”

More information is available from the Hart Publishing website.

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