Legacies of the troubles: the links between organised crime and terrorism in Northern Ireland

Jupp, John and Garrod, Matthew (2019) Legacies of the troubles: the links between organised crime and terrorism in Northern Ireland. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. pp. 1-40. ISSN 1057-610X

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Abstract

One of the most important legacies of the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland and the ensuing 20 years post-peace-process era, heralded by the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, is the rise of complex and diverse Republican and Loyalist paramilitary groups engaging in acts of terrorism and a wide range of organized criminal and cross-border activities. Yet, little scholarship has been dedicated for examining the nexus between terrorism and organized crime in Northern Ireland or for accurately understanding the role that paramilitaries play in organized crime and their dynamic interactions with organized criminal groups. Informed by empirical evidence and qualitative interviews with government agencies in Northern Ireland, it is this important gap in scholarship that this article aims to fill. It does so by developing a new terrorism-organized crime model which reveals a range of different types of crime-terror interactions in Northern Ireland. The article concludes that national terrorism-organized crime models, and the Northern Ireland model in particular, albeit with variations to its constituent components to accommodate local situations, are most appropriate for capturing intricate and dynamic interactions between these two phenomena across diverse environments rather than existing models designed for universal application.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence
K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > KDE Northern Ireland
Depositing User: Matthew Garrod
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2019 11:59
Last Modified: 05 May 2021 01:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/84121

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