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‘An Imperfect Peace’: Paramilitary ‘Punishments’ in Northern Ireland

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Monaghan, Rachel (2004) ‘An Imperfect Peace’: Paramilitary ‘Punishments’ in Northern Ireland. Terrorism and Political Violence, 16 (3). pp. 439-461. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/09546550490509775


Since the beginning of the Troubles, alternative forms of justice have emerged in many working class areas of Northern Ireland. Such justice operates outside the formal state system and is undertaken by paramilitaries. This article explores the nature of this informal justice including an identification of activities liable for 'punishment', the procedures involved and the types of 'punishment' meted out. Moreover, this article examines the pattern of paramilitary 'punishments' in the pre- and post cease fire periods.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Northern Ireland, paramilitaries, informal justice, vigilantism
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:20413
Deposited By:Dr Rachel Monaghan
Deposited On:09 Nov 2011 13:50
Last Modified:09 Nov 2011 13:50

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