Guest Lecture: The Changed Role of Arrest in Irish Criminal Law

Guest Lecture: The Changed Role of Arrest in Irish Criminal Law

Guest Lecture: Dr Kevin Sweeney PhD in Law (UL)
 
“The Changed Role of Arrest in Irish Criminal Law”
 
Wednesday 21st February, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Daly Room, Plassey House
 
 Kevin spent almost 30 years in An Garda Síochána in various roles including as a special branch detective, covert intelligence operative, and as a supervisor. Kevin’s occupational police training included: Criminal Assets Profiler, Anti-Counterfeiting Operations LEA, Intellectual Property Fraud Investigator, as well as specialised training in counter-terrorism and intelligence operations. Some of this training included training given by the Central Intelligence Agency and the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Kevin holds a Master’s degree in Criminology from University College Cork and obtained his PhD in Law from the School of Law, University of Limerick in 2017. His research focused on the jurisprudence and psychology of investigative interviewing in Ireland. He also evaluated the training and new interview model introduced in the Gardaí against best international practice. Kevin continues to research custodial interviewing in Ireland and has published a number of articles in the Irish Criminal Law Journal on this aspect of the criminal law.
 
All welcome.
 
Seminar Convener: Dr Ger Coffey (ger.coffey@ul.ie), Centre for Crime, Justice & Victim Studies