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Ireland's District Court: Language, immigration and consequences for justice

Kate Waterhouse


For the uninitiated, the Irish District Court is a place of incomprehensible, organised chaos. This detailed account of the court’s criminal proceedings, based on an original study that involved observing hundreds of cases, aims to demystify the mayhem and provide the reader with descriptions of language, participant discourse and procedure in criminal cases. The book also captures an important change in the District Court: the advent of the immigrant or the Limited-English-proficient (LEP) defendant. It traces the rise of these defendants and explores the issues involved in ensuring access to ... More

Keywords: Irish District Court, Criminal justice, Limited English proficient defendant, District Court process, Criminal procedure, Access to justice, Court interpreting, Interpreting, Legal language, Discourse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719095276
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719095276.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Waterhouse, author
Trinity College Dublin