Critical Criminology

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 109–121 | Cite as

A reponse to paramilitary policing in Northern Ireland

  • Pat Conway
Critical Reflections


This essay arises from the experiences of a practitioner who has, until recently, managed a project offering services to those under threat from paramilitary organisations. This essay is divided into two sections. The first section offers an overview of the ideologies and practices of Loyalist and Republican paramilitaries regarding informal justice. The second section examines the problems of intervention with those under threat and the insights offered by an analysis of the project’s casework.


Justice System Critical Criminology Informal Justice Tariff System Republican Movement 
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