Unmasking the 'criminal justice voluntary sector' in the Republic of Ireland: towards a research agenda

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dc.contributor.author Swirak, Katharina
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-07T10:28:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-07T10:28:37Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10
dc.identifier.citation Swirak, K. (2018) 'Unmasking the 'criminal justice voluntary sector' in the Republic of Ireland: towards a research agenda', Irish Probation Journal, 15 (October 2018), pp. 24-46. Available at: http://www.probation.ie/EN/PB/0/B686D6FF3A4009AE8025834E0048EEDC/$File/IPJ%20Vol%2015%20for%20web.pdf#page=26 (Accessed 7 January, 2019) en
dc.identifier.volume 15 en
dc.identifier.issued October 2018 en
dc.identifier.startpage 24 en
dc.identifier.endpage 46 en
dc.identifier.issn 1649-6396
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7257
dc.description.abstract Voluntary sector organisations (VSOs) play a pivotal, but as yet unevaluated role in the Irish criminal justice system. The aim of this paper is to address some of the key issues and debates discussed in the extensive international literature on the criminal justice voluntary sector and to consider how they might be translated into an Irish context. After presenting the contours of the Irish criminal justice voluntary sector and discussing the difficulties of scoping a complex and diverse field, the paper highlights key strengths and weaknesses discussed in the international literature. The Irish criminal justice voluntary sector ultimately has to be interpreted as an element of broader Irish penal and social policy. Making it visible as a distinct field of intervention and research is important if we want to highlight some of the sectorâ s undeniable strengths. However, it is also timely to critically interrogate some of its tensions and contradictions in a way that will ultimately be useful to service users, practitioners and policy-makers alike. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Probation Service, Ireland / Probation Board for Northern Ireland en
dc.relation.uri http://www.probation.ie/EN/PB/0/B686D6FF3A4009AE8025834E0048EEDC/$File/IPJ%20Vol%2015%20for%20web.pdf#page=26
dc.rights © 2018, the Author. Published as a joint initiative by the Probation Service, Ireland and the Probation Board for Northern Ireland. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Voluntary sector organisations en
dc.subject Third sector en
dc.subject State-civil society en
dc.subject Partnerships en
dc.subject Desistance en
dc.subject Service user involvement en
dc.subject Social control en
dc.subject Marketisation en
dc.title Unmasking the 'criminal justice voluntary sector' in the Republic of Ireland: towards a research agenda en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Katharina Swirak, Criminology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: k.swirak@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-12-10T19:53:13Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 465047237
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Probation Journal en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress K.Swirak@ucc.ie en

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