DPP launches new research in School of Social Sciences and Law

Picture:  Director of Public Prosecutions, Ms Claire Loftus, with Professor Brian Norton, Dr. Kevin Lalor, Dr. Carmel Gallagher, Dr. Matt Bowden, and award-winning MS graduates Judy McEvoy and James N. O’Sullivan



01 May 2013:  The Director of Public Prosecutions, Ms Claire Loftus, visited the School of Social Sciences and Law in DIT Mountjoy Square this evening to launch the second edition of “New Irish Research in Criminology, Law, Childhood, Family and The Community”.  The publication is a collection of MA theses by students on the MA in Criminology, MA in Law, MA in Child, Family and Community Studiesm, and the Internatinoal Masters in Early Childhood Education which is co-delivered with Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science in Norway and the University of Malta.


Welcoming Ms Loftus to DIT, Dr. Kevin Lalor, Head, School of Social Sciences and Law, explained that the publication aims to highlight the excellent work carried out by students on the programmes.  “Each of these theses has been judged to be at a very high academic standard.  Many shine a spotlight on little researched aspects of Irish society and provide empirical recommendations for policy makers and future researchers.  We are hopeful that highlighting graduates’ research in this way may encourage them to further develop their work for publication in peer review journals.” 


Launching the publication, Ms Loftus praised the quality of the work and commended the School of Social Sciences and Law for making it available online in a very accessible way through the DIT repository, Arrow.   Mentioning that she had studied law at DIT herself, she congratulated DIT on providing opportunities for students to undertake study in such key areas, including criminology. 



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