Benjamin Bowling

Benjamin Bowling


  • Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Laws
  • Phone81142
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Research interests

Ben studies crime, criminal justice, policing and community safety. His recent work examines the extension of police power beyond the boundaries of the nation state and the practical, political, ethical and legal problems that arise. His recent work on fairness, effectiveness and police accountability in the local, national and transnational spheres has been published in the Modern Law Review, Criminal Law Review, Criminology and Criminal Justice and Theoretical Criminology.




  •  Criminology & Criminal Justice
  •  Public Law


  •  Case Study Research Methods (Doctoral Training Centre)

Research interests (short)

Criminology; criminal justice; policing; crime control; racism and discrimination.

Biographical details

Professor Ben Bowling is Deputy Executive Dean of The Dickson Poon School of Law. He has been at King’s since 1999 and was previously Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York), Senior Research Officer in the Home Office and lecturer at the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology. He has been a visiting professor at the University of the West Indies and at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Criminology, LSE London School of Economics & Political Science

Award Date: 1 Jan 1994

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1985


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