Open main menu

Benjamin Bowling is a Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, author and acting Dean of The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London.[4][5][6] Bowling is a recipient of the Radzinowicz Memorial Prize Awarded for the best article in the British Journal of Criminology in 1999.

Benjamin Bowling
Born (1962-11-25) November 25, 1962 (age 56)[1]
NationalityBritish
OccupationProfessor of Criminology & Criminal Justice
Parent(s)Frank Bowling
Academic background
Alma materManchester Metropolitan University (BA)
London School of Economics (PhD)[2]
Birkbeck College (MSc)
ThesisPolicing violent racism : policy and practice in the East London locality (1995)
Academic work
InstitutionsKing's College London
University of Cambridge
Doctoral studentsKatherine Grainger[3]
Websitekclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/ben.bowling.html

EducationEdit

Bowling has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Manchester Metropolitan University[citation needed] and a PhD from the London School of Economics.[2][7] He has a Master of Science degree Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College.[citation needed]

Career and researchEdit

After working at the Home Office Research Unit he moved to City University of New York and taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice before returning to a lectureship at the University of Cambridge in 1996.[citation needed]

He joined King's as a lecturer in law in 1999 and has been a visiting professor at the University of the West Indies, at Monash University[8] and at the East China University of Political Science and Law.[citation needed]

Bowling's research[6] examines practical, political and legal problems in policing and the connections between local and global police power. His work exploring central themes of fairness, effectiveness and accountability has been published in three books

  1. Policing the Caribbean (Oxford University Press 2010)[ISBN missing]
  2. Global Policing (with James Sheptycki, Sage 2012)[ISBN missing]
  3. Stop & Search: Police Power in Global Context (edited with Leanne Weber, Routledge 2012)[ISBN missing]

Bowling has recently[when?] published (with James Sheptycki) a co-edited four-volume Major Work for Sage on Global Policing and Transnational Law Enforcement. He has published numerous articles in the Modern Law Review, Criminal Law Review, Policing and Society and Theoretical Criminology. Bowling's studies of Violent Racism (Oxford University Press 1998) and Racism, Crime and Justice (with Coretta Phillips, Longman 2002) are the standard works on these subjects.[citation needed]

Public engagementEdit

Bowling submitted evidence to the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry in 1999[9] and has been a specialist adviser to the House of Commons, Home Affairs Committee,[10] Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Equality and Human Rights Commission,[11] the European Commission, Interpol and the United Nations.[12]

He is a founding member of StopWatch, a charity that works to inform the public about the use of stop and search and to promote fair, effective and accountable policing.[13] Bowling has appeared in the media commenting on stop and search and criminal justice.[14]

PsychotherapyEdit

Bowling is an Honorary Psychotherapist with the Central and North West London NHS Trust. He has an MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College and is a member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Awards and honoursEdit

Bowling is a recipient of the Radzinowicz Memorial Prize Awarded for the best article in the British Journal of Criminology in 1999. He was elected a Fellow the Academy of Social Sciences in 2005.[15]

PublicationsEdit

Bowling's publications[6] include:

  • Young People and Crime (Home Office 1995)[ISBN missing]
  • Violent Racism (Oxford University Press 1999)[ISBN missing]
  • Racism, Crime and Justice (with Coretta Phillips, Longman 2004)[ISBN missing]
  • Policing the Caribbean (Oxford University Press 2010)[ISBN missing]
  • Global Policing (With James Sheptycki, Sage 2012)[ISBN missing]
  • Stop & Search: Police Power in Global Context (with Leanne Weber, Routledge 2012)[ISBN missing]
  • Global Policing and Transnational Law Enforcement Volumes 1 – 4 (with James Sheptycki, Sage 2015)[ISBN missing]

Personal lifeEdit

Bowling is the frontman of the British blues band Doc Bowling and his Blues Professors.[16][17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Benjamin Bowling at Library of Congress Authorities
  2. ^ a b Bowling, Benjamin (1995). Policing violent racism : policy and practice in the East London locality. jisc.ac.uk (PhD thesis). University of London. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.294956.
  3. ^ Grainger, Katherine Jane (2013). The 'whole life order' : its genesis, the challenges it both poses and faces, and its uncertain future. kcl.ac.uk (PhD thesis). King's College London. OCLC 1027309793. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.733314.  
  4. ^ "Benjamin Bowling - Research Portal, King's College, London". kclpure.kcl.ac.uk.
  5. ^ "King's College London – Professor Benjamin Bowling". King's College London. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  6. ^ a b c Ben Bowling publications indexed by Google Scholar  
  7. ^ Bangura, Y.; Stavenhagen, R. Racism and Public Policy. Springer. ISBN 9780230554986. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Professor Ben Bowling: Visiting Scholar, March 2012 | Criminology". Monash University. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Facing the ugly facts". The Guardian. 17 February 1999. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  10. ^ "House of Commons – Home Affairs – Written Evidence". Parliament of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  11. ^ "A critical review of the use of stop and search powers in England" (PDF). Equality and Human Rights Commission. Retrieved 17 February 2017.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Developing Fair and Effective Stop and Search Powers". King's College London. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Jesse Jackson launches group to tackle Stop & Searchckle Stop & Search". BBC News. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Officers arrest 450 in knife crime operation". BBC. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  15. ^ "Fellows – Academy of Social Sciences". Academy of Social Sciences. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  16. ^ Farrington, Dayna. "Night of Blues in Bewdley". Kidderminster Shuttle. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  17. ^ "Ben Bowling entdeckt den Biodiesel Blues". shz (in German). Retrieved 17 February 2017.