North–South Irish Responses to Transnational Organised Crime: Research Report of Findings

Obokata, Tom and Payne, Brian and Jackson, John (2014) North–South Irish Responses to Transnational Organised Crime: Research Report of Findings. Project Report. Keele University.

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Abstract

Section 1 starts with an analysis of the legal and nonlegal definitions of organised crime adopted in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Section 2 examines the legislative frameworks relating to three forms of organised crime: human trafficking, drug offences, and fiscal/excise fraud. Section 3 continues with an analysis of law enforcement practice. The major focus was placed upon the use of special investigative techniques which facilitate intelligence-led law enforcement, including surveillance and interception of communications, and provisions for formal and informal cross-border co-operation. In Section 4, issues relating to criminal proceedings and confiscation of criminal proceeds—such as trial without jury, evidential matters, and civil recovery—are explored. Section 5 looks at prevention initiatives implemented by both jurisdictions. Finally, in Section 6, appropriate benchmarks to measure the effectiveness of action against organised crime are proposed.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organised crime, Ireland; Organised crime, Northern Ireland
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology. > HV7231 Criminal justice administration
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 13:06
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017 14:06
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3777

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