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Policing in Northern Ireland: Delivering the New Beginning?

Desmond Rea and Robin Masefield


The Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland, headed by Lord Patten, concluded in its 1999 report: ‘A new beginning for democratic accountability is key to a new beginning for policing and to involving the community as a whole in the delivery of policing. We recommend that an entirely new Policing Board be created …’ This book is about the delivery of that new beginning for policing, achieved at a time when most commentators considered the Policing Board was itself likely to fragment along traditional community lines. The story of the Policing Board, from its establishment in 2 ... More

Keywords: accountability, consent, representativeness, policing with the community, human rights, dealing with the past

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381502
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381502.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Desmond Rea, author

Robin Masefield, author

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