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Policing in Northern IrelandDelivering the New Beginning?$
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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

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Civil Unrest and Public Order Policing

Civil Unrest and Public Order Policing

(p.303) Chapter Eleven Civil Unrest and Public Order Policing
Policing in Northern Ireland

Desmond Rea

Robin Masefield


This chapter, written in part by Dr Sydney Elliott, deals with the related issues of policing parades and public disorder. It begins with a description of the unique nature of the parades issue in Northern Ireland and the historic role of the police prior to the Parades Commission, and then notes the role of the Board and its human rights advisers. It observes the read-across to the position in Great Britain. The second half of the chapter deals with the steps taken, in line with Independent Commission recommendations, to research into less lethal alternatives to the plastic baton round and the management of potentially violent situations, including the introduction in Northern Ireland for use by the police of water cannon, CS incapacitant spray, attenuating energy projectiles and the Taser, with reference to the role played by the Policing Board in relation to each.

Keywords:   Parades, Public disorder, Plastic baton rounds, Water cannon, CS incapacitant spray, Attenuating energy projectiles, taser

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