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Service provider difficulties in operationalising coercive control (2018)
Journal Article
Brennan, I., Burton, V., Gormally, S., & O'Leary, N. (2019). Service provider difficulties in operationalising coercive control. Violence against women, 25(6), 635-653. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801218797478

We examined perspectives of social workers, police officers and specialist domestic abuse practitioners about their perceived ability and organisational readiness to respond effectively to incidents of coercive and controlling behaviour. Interviews r... Read More

Public-private tragedy: Stigma, victimisation and community identity (2018)
Journal Article
O'Leary, N. (2018). Public-private tragedy: Stigma, victimisation and community identity. International review of victimology, 24(2), 165-181. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269758018757308

On 13 March 1996, Thomas Hamilton shot and killed 16 children and 1 teacher at Dunblane Primary School, Scotland. In the weeks and months that followed, intense and extensive media coverage focused on the victims, the community, the aftermath and the... Read More

Notoriety and victims (2016)
Book Chapter
O'Leary, N. (2016). Notoriety and victims. In K. Corteen, S. Morley, P. Taylor, & J. Turner (Eds.), Companion to crime, harm and victimisationBristol: Policy Press

Negotiating 'victim communities': Reflexivity and method in researching high profile crimes (2014)
Book Chapter
O’Leary, N. (2014). Negotiating 'victim communities': Reflexivity and method in researching high profile crimes. In Reflexivity in Criminological Research, 23-34. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137379405_2

Abstract: Certain crimes seem to embody the mood of the times, entering the public consciousness in such an enduring way that they almost become public property. Crimes such as the killing of James Bulger (1993) and the disappearance of Madeleine McC... Read More