Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Dept.
An Introduction to Criminal Law and Policing in Ireland
The course will provide an introduction to policing and criminal law in Ireland. It would be aimed at members of the public who have a good general knowledge of current affairs and who want to better understand the crime stories and processes that are a staple of our daily lives/media. It would be of benefit to those seeking a taster course in law, those considering a career in law enforcement (such as An Garda Síochána, other enforcement agencies and the Garda Reserve), others working in the criminal justice system in Ireland and those in other careers who are interested in policing and crime studies.
1. An overview of Policing, Crimes and the Criminal Courts
2. Criminal Offences
3. Police Investigation – The Investigation of crime
4. Criminal Procedure
6. The Criminal Assets Bureau
7. Case Study – Drink Driving (from detection to prosecution)
8 – 10. Recap and Students’ Choice
About the tutor: Mr. Stíofáin Ó Míocháin BL