Dr. Matt Bowden, Senior Lecturer

Background

Qualifications

  • BA Moderatorship in Business Economic and Social Studies [Sociology and Politics], University of Dublin, Trinity College, 1993.
  • PhD, School of Social Science and Philosophy, University of Dublin, Trinity College, 2008
    • Dissertation: Policing and the Youth Question: Civil Society and the State in the Urban Periphery in Ireland.
    • Supervised by: Professor Robert J. Holton
    • Funded by: The Royal Irish Academy, Third Sector Research Programme.
  • PgDip Learning and Teaching [Third Level], Dublin Institute of Technology, 2010

 

Previous Appointments

  • Lecturer in Social Policy (part-time) School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin
  • Research Fellow, Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin

 

 

 

Main Research Activities

  • Crime Prevention and Local Crime Control
  • Urban Security Governance
  • Security and Multiculturalism
  • Rural Security, Victimization and Fear of Crime
  • Comparative Criminology
  • Symbolic Violence: Sociological Theory of Pierre Bourdieu
  • Bourdieu and the Criminological Field

 

Current / Recent Research Projects

 

1. ‘The Constitution of the Security Field – Ireland’, DIT Seed Award

2. ‘Crime, Risk and Resilience in the Countryside: Governing Rural Security’ with Artur Pytlarz, Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Scholarship 2016-2020.

3. Security Capital and Exclusion in European Societies (2015-2022).

4. Evaluation of the Community Safety Initiative – Assignment of RAPID Co-ordinators, Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative (2013-4).

 

Current Research Student Supervision

1. Artur Pytlarz

Crime, Risk and Resilience in the Countryside: Governing Rural Security

https://goo.gl/j3t7f8

 

2. Andy Bray

Re-Modeling the National Children’s Detention Campus: How does the change in in the focus of offender management impact on the existing historical child-care habitus?

http://goo.gl/KPFosO

 

3. Adeyemi Adekanle

The choice of a police career by black ethnic minorities in Ireland http://goo.gl/keqGj4  

Book

Bowden, M. (2014) Crime, Disorder and Symbolic Violence: Governing the Urban Periphery. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. More info

Reviews:

Urban Studies 2015: http://goo.gl/sVRXxk

Irish Journal of Sociology 2016 http://goo.gl/1nQfw1

 

Other Recent and Notable Publications:

 

Bowden, M and Topping, J. (2016) ‘Crime Prevention and Community Safety’, in Healy, D., Hamilton, C., Daly, Y. and Butler, M. (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology.  London: Routledge.

Bowden M, (2015) Evaluation of the Community Safety Initiative – Assignment of RAPID Co-ordinators. Dublin: Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative http://www.twcdi.ie/images/uploads/general/CDI-CSI_RAPID_Report_FINAL.pdf

Gilling, D., Hughes, G., Bowden, M., Edwards, A., Henry, A. and Topping, J. (2013) ‘Powers, Liabilities and Expertise in Community Safety: Comparative Lessons from Britain and Ireland’, European Journal of Criminology, 10(3) 326-340.

Lalor, K., Bowden, M., Griffin, K., McElvaney, R., and Quinn, B. (2012) Being Young and Irish: Summary of Consultation Results.  http://arrow.dit.ie/cserrep/30/

Bowden, M. (2012) Conversation as Academic Practice: Tutors’ Strategies in Integrating Student Learning in a Professional Training Degree Programme, Irish Journal of Academic Practice. http://arrow.dit.ie/ijap/vol1/iss1/1/

Bowden, M. and Martin Langan, K. (2011) Youth Work as a Public Good: Older Teenagers’ Experiences of Youth Services in Dublin, Youth Studies Ireland, 6(3) 3-20. http://youthstudiesireland.ie/index.php/ysi/article/view/73/72

Kelleher, C., Christie, R., Lalor, K., Fox, J., Bowden, M., O'Donnell, C. (2011) An Overview of New Psychoactive Substances and the Outlets Supplying Them. National Advisory Committee on Drugs http://www.nacd.ie/publications/Head_Report2011_overview.pdf

Bowden, M. (2009) 'The Gift Relationship', in Anheier, H. and Toepler, S. (Eds.) International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. New York: Springer. pp 759-763 http://arrow.dit.ie/aaschsslbk/9/

Bowden, M. (2006) ‘Youth, Governance and the City: Towards a Critical Urban Sociology of Youth Crime and Disorder Prevention’, Youth Studies Ireland.  1(1) 19-39. http://arrow.dit.ie/cserart/1

Bowden, M. and Higgins, L. (2000) The Impact and Effectiveness of the Garda Special Projects.  Dublin: Stationery Office.

Professional Activities

  • Hon. Treasurer and Director of the Sociological Association of Ireland.
  • Member of Advisory Board, Youth Studies Ireland.
  • Moderator of @criminologyDIT on Twitter
  • Peer Reviewer for a range of national and international journals including Theoretical Criminology, Sociological Forum, Irish Journal of Sociology, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, Administration.

Postgraduate Award, Royal Irish Academy Third Sector Research Programme 2003-2005

  • Programme Co-ordinator, MA in Criminology, 2011-2016.
  • Hon. Treasurer and Director of the Sociological Association of Ireland.
  • Member of Advisory Board, Youth Studies Ireland.
  • Moderator of @criminologyDIT on Twitter
  • Peer Reviewer for a range of national and international journals including Theoretical Criminology, Sociological Forum, Irish Journal of Sociology, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, Administration.
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  • Tel +353 1 4024230
  • Email matt.bowden@dit.ie
  • Twitter @criminolgyDIT
  • Teaching Areas
    • Undergraduate: Introductory Sociology; Social Theory; Drug Problems, Policies and Approaches.
    • Postgraduate: Criminological Theory; Policing, Crime Prevention and Security Governance.
    • Programme Co-ordinator, MA in Criminology 2011-2016.