Criminal Justice Reforms in Northern Ireland: The Agents of Change

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This chapter examines who and what brought about the transformation in the criminal justice system of Northern Ireland between 1998 and 2015, seeking to pinpoint the critical moments which stimulated the reforms, how they were delivered, and through what processes they are now being maintained. It seeks to identify the key agents of change and considers whether it is possible to generalise from Northern Ireland’s experience so that other conflicted societies might benefit from the lessons learned.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCriminal Justice in Transition: The Northern Ireland Context
EditorsAnne-Marie McAlinden, Clare Dwyer
Place of PublicationOxford and Portland, Or
PublisherHart Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781849465779
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015


  • Criminal justice
  • Northern Ireland
  • Transitional justice
  • Agents of change
  • Accountability

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