Police Reform in Northern Ireland: Achievements and Future Challenges

Marina Caparini, Juneseo Hwang

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Policing played a central role in the long sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. A key objective of the peace process was a fundamental transformation of the relationship of the police to society, with the aim of achieving ‘a police service capable of attracting and sustaining support from the community as a whole’. As a result, Northern Ireland’s police reform is often held up as a model for other societies emerging from conflict.
Original languageEnglish
TypeAn online paper on the 20-year trajectory of police reform in Northern Ireland
Media of outputonline publication
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • police reform
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • Royal Ulster Constabulary


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