Dr David Doyle

Law

Lecturer

New House
50
(01) 474 7276

Biography

Dr. David Doyle joined the Department of Law in October 2015. David read History and Politics at University College Dublin where he graduated with BA and MA degrees, before completing his doctorate and a Bachelor of Laws degree (with first class honours) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. A previous recipient of an IRCHSS doctoral scholarship, his PhD thesis, Sexual Crime and the Formulation of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1935, investigated the prosecution of sexual crime against children in the formative years of the Irish state and provides a critical analysis of the law governing child sexual abuse in twentieth century Ireland. In 2010, David returned to UCD where was awarded a highly competitive IRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011), an IRC New Ideas Award (2011), an IRC New Foundations Award (2012) and an IRC Research and Networking Grant (2012) to further his research on capital punishment in twentieth century Ireland. In 2013, David was awarded a prestigious IRC (Marie-Curie Co-Fund) International Career Development Fellowship, which was hosted by the Centre for Criminology at the Oxford Faculty of Law. Since joining the Department, David has also been awarded IRC New Foundations Awards (2015 & 2016) to conduct a study of victim perspectives on forced labour and trafficking for criminal activities in Ireland. His research and teaching interests include criminology and criminal justice, intellectual property law, legal history and prison law, and he welcomes research proposals in these areas. His first book (with Liam O'Callaghan), Capital Punishment in Independent Ireland: A Social, Legal and Political History, will be published in 2019. 

Research Interests

David's research interests include capital punishment, corporate manslaughter, criminal justice history, human trafficking, sexual offences and the right to education. His first book (with Liam O'Callaghan), Capital Punishment in Independent Ireland: A Social, Legal and Political History, will be published in early 2019. 

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'Attributing Criminal Responsibility for Workplace Fatalities and Deaths in Custody: Corporate Manslaughter in Britain and Ireland'
D.M. Doyle and J. McGrath (2016) 'Attributing Criminal Responsibility for Workplace Fatalities and Deaths in Custody: Corporate Manslaughter in Britain and Ireland' In: Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Sandra Walklate (eds). Homicide, Gender and Responsibility: An International Perspective. Abingdon: Routledge. [IR Link] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Criminal Liability for Deaths in Prison Custody: The Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007'
D.M. Doyle, and S. Scott (2016) 'Criminal Liability for Deaths in Prison Custody: The Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007'. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 55 (3):295-311 [Details]
2015 'Republicans, Martyrology, and the Death Penalty in Britain and Ireland, 1939–1990'
D.M. Doyle (2015) 'Republicans, Martyrology, and the Death Penalty in Britain and Ireland, 1939–1990'. Journal of British Studies, 54 (03):703-722 [Details]
2014 'A Family Affair? English Hangmen and a Dublin Jail, 1923–54'
I. O'Donnell and D.M. Doyle (2014) 'A Family Affair? English Hangmen and a Dublin Jail, 1923–54'. New Hibernia Review, 18 (4):101-118 [Details]
2012 'Reasonable Belief and Unlawful Carnal Knowledge: A Historical Perspective'
D.M. Doyle (2012) 'Reasonable Belief and Unlawful Carnal Knowledge: A Historical Perspective'. Irish Jurist, 47 :49-75 [Details]
2012 'The Death Penalty in Post-Independence Ireland'
D.M. Doyle and I. O'Donnell (2012) 'The Death Penalty in Post-Independence Ireland'. Journal of Legal History, 33 (1):65-91 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2011 '“the guilty sexual predator and the innocent comely maiden”: Gender, Paternalism and Statutory Rape Law in Ireland'
D.M. Doyle (2011) '“the guilty sexual predator and the innocent comely maiden”: Gender, Paternalism and Statutory Rape Law in Ireland' Irish Criminal Law Journal, 21 (2) :36-40. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 IRC New Foundations Award Irish Research Council
2016 IRC New Foundations Award Irish Research Council