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Field Trip to Limerick Prison

Postgraduate students studying on the LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal Justice programme recently gained a real-world insight into an operational prison during a field trip to Limerick Prison organised by Course Director, Dr Ger Coffey. Students experienced the prison environment and gained valuable insights into the workings of an operational prison. This served to… Continue reading Field Trip to Limerick Prison

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Limerick law students design database to monitor prison deaths

A database designed by a group of law students at the University of Limerick will be an important resource for the State, according to the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly. A report by UL researchers recommended that the Irish Prison Service or Inspector of Prisons produce a database to record information regarding deaths in prison custody.… Continue reading Limerick law students design database to monitor prison deaths

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Article: The Potential Negative Effects of Using Community Service Orders as an Alternative to Imprisonment for Fine Defaulters

This article was originally published on the School of Law blog https://criminaljusticeinireland.wordpress.com.  Article by Eoin Guilfoyle, Ph.D. Candidate, Centre for Crime Justice and Victim Studies, School of Law, University of Limerick // Original post Introduction Of the 12,489 offenders sentenced to imprisonment in Ireland in 2013, 8,121 were imprisoned for failing to pay a fine. In an attempt… Continue reading Article: The Potential Negative Effects of Using Community Service Orders as an Alternative to Imprisonment for Fine Defaulters