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Mar
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Mar

Plastic Bullets and the Law, 1990

No.-15-Plastic-Bullets-and-the-Law-March-1990 Plastic bullets, officially called baton rounds, were first introduced as a riot control weapon by the British Army in Northern Ireland in 1973. The Royal Ulster Constabulary began to use them in 1978. Since then more than 54,000 rounds have been fired and the weapon has completely replaced rubber bullets. Late in 1989, re-affirmed...
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Nov

Lay Visitors to Police Stations in Northern Ireland, 1989

No.-14-Lay-visitors-to-police-stations-in-NI-1990 This publication is intended to complement the pamphlets to complement the pamphlets already issued on complaints against the police (No. 3 & 4), on consultation between the police and the public (No. 6), on the Stalker Affair (No. 10) and on Police Accountability (No. 11).
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Sep

Police Accountability in Northern Ireland, 1988

No.-11-Police-Accountability-in-NI-1988 As part of a search for the best possible system of administering justice in Northern Ireland the committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) has studied two aspects of policing – the method of handling complaints against the police and the machinery for consultation between the police and the public (CAJ pamphlets no. 4...
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Apr

The Stalker Affair: More Questions than Answers, 1988

No.-10-The-Stalker-Affair-More-questions-than-answers-1988 In 1982, several police suspects were shot dead by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in circumstances which prompted allegations that the RUC was operating a ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy which ignored elementary principles of justice. The subsequent inquest and strong suggestions of a ‘cover-up’ led, in 1984, to the appointment of John Stalker. Deputy Chief constable...
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Jul

Plastic Bullets and the Law, 1985

No.-8-Plastic-bullets-and-the-law-1985 (updated by pamphlet No. 15) (see also plastic Bullets briefing No. 40) This is an updated version of a document issued by the Committee on the Administration of Justice prior to its Annual Conference in May, 1983. Its purpose is to provide straightforward factual and legal information to ordinary members of the public about...
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Jun

Consultation between the Police and the Public, 1985

No.-6-Consultation-between-police-and-the-public-1985 This paper is concerned with the machinery for future dialogue between the police and members of the public, especially at “grass-roots” level, on matters which concern them both; it is not concerned with the more fundamental matter of the accountability of the police, which has constitutional implications. The paper examines the history of arrangements...
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May

Procedures for Handling Complaints Against the Police, 1983

No.-4-Procedures-for-handling-complaints-against-the-police-1983 (updated by pamphlet No.16) This pamphlet represents a submission which the Committee on the Administration of Justice is making to Lord Cowrie, Minister of State in the Northern Ireland Office, the bulk of it already having been submitted to him in October 1982. Its origin lies in the fact that it was known that...
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Sep

Complaints Against the Police in Northern Ireland, 1982

No.-3-Complaints-against-the-police-1982 This pamphlet covers the work of the working party on policing, which has been primarily concerned with the procedures for dealing with complaints against the police. The bulk of this pamphlet, Section 5, reviews the then present system for making and dealing with complaints against the police, in northern Ireland, compares them with systems...
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