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Crime In Ireland 1945–95:Here Be Dragons$
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John D. Brewer, Bill Lockhart, and Paula Rodgers

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198265702

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265702.001.0001

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The Ethnography of Crime in Belfast

The Ethnography of Crime in Belfast

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(p.123) Part II The Ethnography of Crime in Belfast
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Crime In Ireland 1945–95:
Author(s):

John D. Brewer

Bill Lockhart

Paula Rodgers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265702.003.0003

The rationale behind the ethnographic study of crime in Belfast is to use the benefits of the ethnographic method to supplement the quantitative approach to crime trends. The data are drawn from two closely matched police sub-divisions in Belfast, Castlereagh in East Belfast and Woodburn in the West of the city. There is an issue prompted by these ethnographic findings concerning the policing vacuum that exists in the working class, inner city neighbourhoods of the two study areas. A policing vacuum exists where there is an unmet need for ordinary civil policing. The existence of a policing vacuum is a measure of the illegitimacy or ineffectiveness of the official police service which is supposed to dispense ordinary civil policing and ‘official’ crime management. Evidence for this vacuum is shown by whether people manage crime themselves locally and whether there are other informal mechanisms for policing.

Keywords:   local crime, crime reporting, crime management, Belfast, RUC, policing vacuum

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