Irish Police Culture

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A 7 page research paper that examines this topic. The police culture in Ireland has evolved greatly over the course of the last decade. During that time, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Garda Siochana na hElreann ("Guardians of the Peace of Ireland") have both gravitated away from policing that focuses primarily on issues of law enforcement/apprehension and towards a proactive stance using principles of community policing. This examination of this trend in Irish police culture first look at the historical background to understanding both of Ireland's police forces from a cultural perspective, which includes the current trend toward community policing strategies. Bibliography lists 8 sources.