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NCJ Number: 183402 Find in a Library
Title: Review of the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland: A Guide
Corporate Author: Northern Ireland Office, Secretary of State
Date Published: March 2000
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: Northern Ireland Office, Secretary of State
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Ireland
Annotation: This report summarizes and explains the recommendations contained in the larger report titled "Review of the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland" and issued by the Criminal Justice Review Group in 2000.
Abstract: The full report summarized crime patterns and trends and examined and made recommendations on human rights, the prosecution system, the structure of the courts and the judicial system, lay involvement in adjudication, and restorative and reparative justice. It also focused on juvenile justice, community safety and crime prevention, victims and witnesses, law reform, the organization and structure of the criminal justice system, research and evaluation, structured cooperation between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Recommended actions included making human rights issues a permanent part of training programs for criminal justice personnel and others and making a single independent prosecuting authority responsible for all prosecutions currently conducted by the police and the director of Public Prosecutions. Also recommended were the development of a judiciary that reflects the religious and ethnic background and gender of Northern Ireland society, the establishment of court user groups across Northern Ireland, and making restorative justice a central part of the formal criminal justice process for juveniles. Additional recommendations and appended background information and list of additional reports
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections policies; Court reform; Crime control policies; Criminal justice system reform; Criminal Justice System Response to Victims; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign courts; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign laws; Human rights; International cooperation; Ireland; Juvenile justice reform; Northern Ireland; Special Weapons and Tactical (SWAT) Training; Victim-witness legislation; Witness Reactions to the Criminal Justice System
Note: See NCJ-183403 for Full Report
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