Category Archives: Justice

Perceptions of crime

Drugs, alcohol and a lack of discipline are perceived to be the main causes of Northern Ireland’s crimes according to the recent perceptions of crime survey. Designed to complement recorded crime figures...

Prisoner Ombudsman: Tom McGonigle

Prior to his pending retirement in May 2017, Prison Ombudsman Tom McGonigle talks to David Whelan about the role of his office and the latest annual report. In March 2016, the Northern...

Offender accountability extended

agendaNi explores the offender levy scheme following the announcement that it is to be rolled out to incorporate road traffic offences. First introduced in 2012, the offender levy scheme was devised to...

IN discussion

  Changing lives for safer communities Hosted by         The Probation Board for Northern Ireland hosted a discussion on the strategic role of probation in the rehabilitation of offenders...

Ex-prisoners: the stigma

The Good Friday Agreement officially marked the move towards peace in Northern Ireland but for more than 30,000 people, convictions for conflict-related offences pose barriers in today’s society. agendaNi speaks to two...

Prison deaths escalate

  Following the doubling of the number of deaths in Northern Ireland prison custody to six between 2015 and 2016, agendaNi looks at the inherent problem of housing some of the most...

The ABC of policing

  In recent years, against the backdrop of severe budgetary constraints, policing across the North has experienced a major overhaul, the adjustment of area boundaries and the subsequent restructuring of frontline service...

Shaping the justice system

Alastair Ross MLA speaks to Adam Morton about his role as Chair of the Committee for Justice and his hopes for the development of Northern Ireland’s criminal justice system.  Replacing George Dawson...

Policing the police

Michael Maguire talks to Adam Morton about the challenges facing the office of the Police Ombudsman, his approach to the role and his hopes for the introduction of a Historical Inquiries Unit. ...