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The evolution of the Irish prison service - an analysis of its management strategy in light of becoming an independent executive agency.

Darcy, Clay (2005) The evolution of the Irish prison service - an analysis of its management strategy in light of becoming an independent executive agency. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

In this dissertation project, I detail and document the evolution of the Irish Prison Service, from its origins within the English penitentiary system of the Victorian period, to the present Irish Prison Service. The aim of this dissertation project is to gain an understanding of the management structure of the Irish Prison Service, whilst also gaining insight into its corporate aims and objectives. This dissertation project also explores some of the criticism, which has fallen at the feet of the Irish Prison Service in recent years. These issues are explored, as they are key issues, which are at the core of the management strategy and organisational objectives of the Irish Prison Service. This dissertation project then explores the transition, which will establish the Irish Prisons Service as an Independent Executive Agency. This research project examines the rationale for such a transition, the implications of such a change and how any difficulties with the transition may be abated. This dissertation project endeavours to analyse the significance of the Irish Prison Service becoming an independent executive agency and what implications this has for the management of the service. This project is based on empirical evidence and information obtained through an nterview, with an employee within the Irish Prison Service. My interview is documented in this project. This project concludes with a number of recommendations based on research findings.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform > Prisons
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Depositing User: Aisling Gorby
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2010 13:47
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 09:18
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/138

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