Women, Their Own Worst Enemy: Police Culture, Sexuality and Sexual Crime in the Irish Free State, 1929

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Abstract

Sexual crime in the Irish Free State was more than an issue of law, it carried ideological importance in a nation that legitimized itself as a beacon of Celtic Catholicism whilst struggling to maintain credibility in a contested post-colonial landscape. The nation’s police force, An Garda Síochána, had a central role in preserving the nation’s reputation for piety. This paper explores the views of two of An Garda Síochána’s most senior officers regarding female sexuality and sexual crime; features that were to influence the level of protection and justice Ireland’s women and children were afforded under law.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCRIMSOC: The Journal of Social Criminology
VolumeSR2014
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2014

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