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Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Penality in the Underground

The IRA's Pursuit of Informers

Ron Dudai

Penality in the Underground

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Penality in the Underground

The IRA's Pursuit of Informers

Clarendon Studies in Criminology: Penality in the Underground

 

Using the IRA as a case-study, the book offers a systematic, in-depth, analysis of the effects of the underground response to informers, providing an empirical and theoretical account of the causes, forms, and functions.


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Beschrijving Clarendon Studies in Criminology: Penality in the Underground

Secret informers are often the biggest threat faced by underground rebel groups, which must respond to this challenge in order to survive. Using the IRA as a case-study, Penality in the Underground offers a systematic, in-depth analysis of this phenomenon, providing an empirical and theoretical account of the causes, forms, functions, and effects of the underground response to informers. While superficial media images tend to depict only ruthless killings,
the book argues - using the lens of 'Punishment and Society' and drawing on rich interviews with IRA members and on archival sources - that groups such as the IRA develop complex systems of punishment and social control in their pursuit of informers.

The book demonstrates how such systems are not only a mechanical response to a security problem, but are also shaped by other goals, risks, and imperatives, such as maintaining legitimacy, projecting a state-like image, and supporting governance efforts. This work thus identifies and explains some remarkable features of the IRA's pursuit of informers, such as the establishment of 'courts-martial', the granting of 'amnesties', the expansion of social control, the productive function of labelling
'treason' in asserting sovereignty, and the long-term consequences of the issue during transition out of conflict. By exploring the penal logics, practices, and discourses of armed rebel groups - engaged in direct struggle with the state agencies that normally carry out criminal justice - the book
aims to expand the study of punishment and society and demonstrate its utility to the understanding of non-state actors.


ISBN
9780198759409
Pagina's
256
Verschenen
Serie
Clarendon Studies in Criminology
NUR
300
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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