Reviews of contemporary and past books in all genres relating to criminology. If you would like to have your review published in CRIMSOC please contact our Editor Dr. Liam Leonard.
Book Review: Prison Policy in Ireland by Mary Rogan
- Last Updated on Thursday, 01 March 2012 20:10
- Tatiana Kelly
Prison Policy in Ireland: Politics, Penal-Welfarism and Political Imprisonment by Mary Rogan (2011) Routledge.
The academic literature on criminology in Ireland is not as well developed in comparison withEurope. However, there is now a steadily developing corpus of work on many areas of Irish criminal justice policy from an increasing number of academics. Nonetheless, an in-depth analysis of the development of Irish prison policy, as presented by Rogan in Prison Policy in Ireland, has never been previously attempted. The book deals primarily with the adult male population and policies as they applied to them.
Book Review: Out of Order by Mary S. Corcoran
- Last Updated on Friday, 02 March 2012 10:07
- Dr Liam Leonard
Out of Order: the Political Imprisonment of Women in Northern Ireland 1972-1998
261 pages ISBN 1-84392-162-6
Author: Mary S. Corcoran, Lecturer in Criminology Keele University, UK
In attempting to establish the parameters for this study of imprisoned women from both loyalist and republican backgrounds, Mary S. Corcoran sets out an understanding of prison as a contested political arena during ‘the Troubles’. This undertaking incorporates analysis of the politics of Northern Ireland, the women’s movement and the issues surrounding imprisonment for women in recent history.
Book Review: Understanding Limerick by Dr. Niamh Hourigan (ed)
- Last Updated on Thursday, 01 March 2012 19:57
- Dr Liam Leonard
Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change by Dr. Niamh Hourigan (ed)
Last year I visited the Moyross estate in Limerick in the company of Limerick Regeneration Chairman Brendan Kenny. As part of my research, I interviewed Mr. Kenny and observed the work of the local community in cleaning and maintaining their community. I was also shown some of the darker side of that estate, the burnt out houses, and more tragically, the places where people had been shot and killed, victims of Limerick’s gang wars.