Transitional justice and legacies of state violence

White, Lisa (2015) Transitional justice and legacies of state violence. Studies in Crime and Society . Routledge. ISBN 0415826241, 9780415826242

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Abstract

As politicians, public bodies and non-Governmental organisations continue to profess an interest in making peace with the past, this highly original study explores the motivation, significance and legacy of ‘making public’ experiences of state violence in Northern Ireland.

Based on a synthesis of documentary material with the findings from a series of contemporary interviews, this timely book uncovers the reasoning behind many Republican former detainees’ accounts of state violence and torture. It examines the aims of those who ‘went public’ during the conflict and discusses the meaning they attached to their stories and the various responses to them. It also identifies some of the risks involved in criticising the violence of the British State and illuminates the ways in which ‘truths’ are often contested in Northern Ireland - both during the conflict and in the years which have followed. A unique piece of interdisciplinary work, the study disentangles and evaluates the discourses presented by former detainees and makes an innovative and interesting contribution to knowledge about transitional justice and legacies of state violence.

The book is suitable for social science scholars interested in human rights, state violence, criminology and transitional justice, as well as those seeking to understand more about experiences of imprisonment and the legacy of the Northern Ireland conflict.

Keywords:Criminology, Transitional Justice, state violence, Northern Ireland
Subjects:L Social studies > L252 War & Peace studies
L Social studies > L300 Sociology
M Law > M990 Law not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
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ID Code:15295
Deposited On:06 Oct 2014 17:12

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