Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Policing in Northern IrelandDelivering the New Beginning?$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Desmond Rea and Robin Masefield

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381502

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381502.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 06 May 2021

The Principle of Consent and Affirmative Action

The Principle of Consent and Affirmative Action

(p.223) Chapter Nine The Principle of Consent and Affirmative Action
Policing in Northern Ireland

Desmond Rea

Robin Masefield

Liverpool University Press

The chapter concerns one of the most controversial sections.in the Independent Commission’s report – achieving in the police service greater representativeness of the community it serves. It begins by setting out the Commission’s recommendations and the legislative provision for what was known as 50:50 recruitment, and then records the results of successive rounds of recruitment, along with the challenges to both the policy and the three-yearly renewal of the legislative provision, noting the objections of Unionist representatives. The chapter deals with other significant human resource issues including the run-down of the Full Time Reserve, the Part Time Reserve, and gender and diversity issues. It notes the achievement of the goal of 30% Roman Catholic representation by 2011 and an almost doubling in female officers, and the value of similar action elsewhere to improve representativeness.

Keywords:   Representativeness, 50:50 recruitment, Full time reserve, Part time reserve, Gender, diversity

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.