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Crime In Ireland 1945–95:: Here Be Dragons

John D. Brewer, Bill Lockhart, and Paula Rodgers


This book establishes Ireland's unique contribution to criminological research, addressing the effects on crime of its peculiar patterns of industrialisation and social change, as well as the effect on ordinary crime of a quarter of a century of civil unrest and terrorism. Crime trends are explored over a fifty-year period between 1945–95 at the national level for the two Irish countries as a whole, and at a city level for Belfast and Dublin. Trends in specific categories of crime, from murder to rape and drug crime, are also explored over the same period. The book makes a significant contribu ... More

Keywords: Ireland, criminological research, crime, social change, civil unrest, terrorism, crime trends, Belfast, Dublin, paramilitary organisations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198265702
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265702.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John D. Brewer, author
Queen's University, Belfast

Bill Lockhart, author

Paula Rodgers, author