Chapter 5. Community Policing in Contested Settings: The Patten Report and Police Reform in Northern Ireland

  1. Tom Williamson Visiting Professor chartered forensic psychologist former police officer Deputy Chief Constable Commander
  1. Aogán Mulcahy

Published Online: 8 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773215.ch5

The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions

The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions

How to Cite

Mulcahy, A. (2008) Community Policing in Contested Settings: The Patten Report and Police Reform in Northern Ireland, in The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions (ed T. Williamson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773215.ch5

Editor Information

  1. The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England

Author Information

  1. University College Dublin, Ireland

  1. I am immensely grateful to the late Tom Williamson and to Les Johnston for their assistance and encouragement with this chapter. Some of the material presented here develops and extends arguments contained in Mulcahy (2006).

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 14 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470028995

Online ISBN: 9780470773215

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • “community policing” or “community-oriented policing”;
  • Northern Ireland community policing;
  • Police Authority of Northern Ireland (PANI);
  • “policing with the community”;
  • Patten Report - international best practice statement

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Police, Community and Conflict in Northern Ireland

  • Police Reform and Political Transition

  • Assessing the New Landscape of Policing in Northern Ireland

  • The Patten Report: An International Template for Police Reform?

  • Conclusion

  • References