From police to policing : "police reform in Northern Ireland and the vision of partnership"

  • Mark Brunger

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Throughout the United Kingdom, the appeal to partnership pervades the language of policing, crime prevention and crime reduction. In Northern Ireland, policing structures have gone through a substantial transition and period of reform since the Independent Commission on Policing reported in 1999. The language of partnership also pervades this transition. Based upon in-depth empirical analysis, this thesis provides a comprehensive, critical and enlightening account of the role partnership policing initiatives are playing in Northern Ireland. It also provides a discussion of the challenges that partnership structures face, the issues that beset them and the symbolic role they play in the vision and trajectory of police reform.
Date of AwardDec 2011
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Queen's University Belfast
SupervisorGraham Ellison (Supervisor) & Peter Shirlow (Supervisor)

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