Police culture, Gender and Crime in the Irish Free State.

Keating, Tony (2017) Police culture, Gender and Crime in the Irish Free State. In: Leonard, Liam (ed). Environmental Criminology: Spatial Analysis and Regional Issues (Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice). Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice, 20. Bingley: Emerald, pp. 87-101. ISBN 978-1- 78743378-6

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Sexual crime in the Irish Free State was more than an issue of law, it carried ideological importance in a nation that legitimized itself as a beacon of Celtic Catholicism whilst struggling to maintain credibility in a contested post-colonial landscape. The nation’s police force, An Garda Síochána, had a central role in preserving the nation’s reputation for piety. This chapter explores the views of two of An Garda Síochána’s most senior officers regarding female sexuality and sexual crime; features that were to influence the level of protection and justice Ireland’s women and children were afforded under law.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Police culture; gender; crime; Irish Free State; rape; violence; power.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 09:26
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/9847

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