Garda

The experiences of victims of crime with the Garda Síochána: Interim report

We are proud to be working with the Irish Policing Authority to investigate and understand crime victims’ experience with the Garda Síochána (the police service of the Republic of Ireland) and the impact of these interactions.

This project, which started in January 2020, will provide important insights into:

  • The nature and quality of victims’ experiences
  • The impact of victims’ experiences on their perceptions of and likely engagement with the police
  • The effects of the Garda Síochána initiatives designed to improve victims’ experiences in the criminal justice system

The interim report recently published by the Policing Authority outlines Phase 1 of the research project, which focused on setting the scene for the primary research gathering exercise with NGOs and victims of crime.

Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, Phase 2 of the project, which involves face-to-face interactions with research participants, will start in January 2021.

It is expected that the research project will be complete in June 2021.

If you are a victim of crime or an organisation working with victims of crime and would like to provide your experience/s by participating in this research and/or would like further information about the study, please contact our team:

Leanne Cochrane

Leanne Cochrane is Senior Research Analyst at Trilateral Research.

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