Professor Robert Bloom
Professor Robert Bloom is Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. His fellowship at the Trinity Long Room Hub is in collaboration with the School of Law.
Professor Bloom will examine the identities of the Garda Síochána. This will include individuals and collective identities of the patrol officers as well as the supervisory officers, looking specifically at how the identities contribute to the difficulty in formulating policies to better control the police.
The Oireachtas Justice, Equality and Defense Committee has outlined its vision for reform of the Garda - this research will look at these reforms and see whether they are possible given the identities of the Garda.
Professor Robert Bloom participated in a Fellow in Focus session with Dr Oran Doyle (School of Law) on Thursday, 29 September 2016 at 1pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub.