Science, law and the administration of justice in Irish criminal process: expectations, role and disconnect

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dc.contributor.advisor Fennell, Caroline en
dc.contributor.author Moroney, Eimear Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-29T08:46:27Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.date.submitted 2018
dc.identifier.citation Moroney, E. M. 2018. Science, law and the administration of justice in Irish criminal process: expectations, role and disconnect. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 482 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7993
dc.description.abstract Recourse to forensic capabilities is on an upward trajectory; yet, concurrently, international scandals have brought the fallibility of forensic science into sharp focus. As such, this thesis explores forensic science’s role in Irish criminal process in the light of expectations thereof. Against a backdrop of academic literature and research from other jurisdictions, Irish legislation, caselaw and policy documentation are examined with a view to delineating perceptions and applications of forensic science at key junctures, from crime scene to court. Thereafter, having regard to qualitative data specifically generated for this inquiry, this thesis endeavours to afford the reader hitherto unseen insights into how forensic science and its role is perceived by those working at the coalface of Irish criminal process, providing a valuable window into aspects of the criminal justice continuum, such as investigative decision-making, inter-agency communications, prosecutorial and defence stratagems. Ultimately, it is hoped that these “insider” perspectives, in conjunction with “official” commentary, will enable the identification of potential disconnect between expectations and the actuality of forensic science in Ireland. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2018, Eimear Marie Moroney. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Evidence en
dc.subject Law and science en
dc.subject Forensic science en
dc.subject Criminal justice en
dc.title Science, law and the administration of justice in Irish criminal process: expectations, role and disconnect en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en
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dc.check.date 10000-01-01
dc.description.version Accepted Version
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder University College Cork en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Law en
dc.check.reason This thesis contains data which has not yet been published en
dc.check.opt-out Not applicable en
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ucc.workflow.supervisor c.fennell@ucc.ie
dc.internal.conferring Summer 2019 en
dc.internal.ricu Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights en
dc.relation.project University College Cork (Law Graduate School Fellowship) en


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