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 Phase 2 (which commenced in January 2021) on primary research gathering exercises with expert organisations and victims of crime. The research that is being undertaken in Phase 2 includes:
- Interviews with victims of crime residing in Ireland who contacted the Garda Síochána about the crime between January 2018 to present.
- An online survey to be completed by victims of crime residing in Ireland who contacted the Garda Síochána about the crime between January 2018 and to present.
- Focus groups with organisations in Ireland that have direct interaction with victims of crime
If you are a victim of crime who contacted the Garda Síochána about the crime between January 2018 to present 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 at:
If you are a victim of crime who would like to participate in our survey, the deadline is 15 October 2021 and for the interview, the deadline is 8 November 2021. If you would like to participate in and you:
- are over 18;
- have been the victim of any type of crime at any time in Ireland and;
- have contacted the Garda Síochána about the crime between January 2018 to present
Please complete the survey online at: https://bit.ly/3wU8gVO or by a confidential phone interview by calling: 0852 092 432
All participation will be strictly confidential.