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Unlocking the capacity to change

Across the Probation Service, staff share a belief in an individual’s inherent capacity to change and work to motivate and support this change, Vivian Geiran, Director of the Probation Service, writes. Making...

Psychological trauma as a contagion

The transmission of psychological trauma from clients to criminal justice services staff has the potential to produce traumatised organisations.
Sharon Lambert from the School of Applied Psychology, UCC and Graham Gill-Emerson, from the...

Cross-Border Conference on Organised Crime

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan TD has taken the opportunity presented by the 16th annual Cross-Border Conference on Organised Crime to recommit the Irish Government to “ensuring North/South 
co-operation on...

Guarding the future of policing

Policing is a contentious issue in many societies. This is particularly true in this State, where a number of controversies have rocked public confidence in the role and effectiveness of An Garda...

Peter McVerry: Prison rehabilitation

The only public service available to the poor, for which there is no waiting list: the Irish Prison Service. Father Peter McVerry details his experience of trauma within the prison system. Irish...