Dr David Doyle

Law

Senior Lecturer

New House
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(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, 2019 & 2020) and an IRC Coalesce Award (2021) to conduct research on human trafficking, de-extinction and access to education. His research and teaching interests include criminal law, criminology and criminal justice, education law and legal history, and he welcomes research proposals in these areas. 

Research Interests

David's research interests include capital punishment, criminal justice history, de-extinction, human trafficking, sexual offences and the right to education. His first book (with Dr. Liam O'Callaghan), Capital Punishment in Independent Ireland: A Social, Legal and Political History, was published by Liverpool University Press in December 2019. 

Books

  Year Publication
2019 Capital Punishment in Independent Ireland: A Social, Legal and Political History.
D.M. Doyle and L. O'Callaghan (2019) Capital Punishment in Independent Ireland: A Social, Legal and Political History. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2022 ''A welcome change . . . but early days': Irish Service Provider Perspectives on Domestic Abuse and the Domestic Violence Act 2018'
S. Thompson, D.M. Doyle, M.Murphy and R. Mangan (2022) ''A welcome change . . . but early days': Irish Service Provider Perspectives on Domestic Abuse and the Domestic Violence Act 2018'. Criminology and Criminal Justice, [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Data is the new oil: citizen science and informed consent in an era of researchers handling of an economically valuable resource'
E. Quigley, I. Holme, D.M. Doyle, A. Ho, E. Ambrose, K. Kirkwood and G. Doyle (2021) 'Data is the new oil: citizen science and informed consent in an era of researchers handling of an economically valuable resource'. Life Sciences Society And Policy, 17 [DOI] [Details]
2021 ''Economic Obstacles to Education in Ireland’'
D.M. Doyle, M. Muldoon, S. Thompson and M. Murphy (2021) ''Economic Obstacles to Education in Ireland’'. Journal of Human Rights Practice, [Details]
2020 ''Still Waiting' for Justice: Migrant Workers' Perspectives on Labour Exploitation in Ireland'
C. Murphy, D.M. Doyle and M. Murphy (2020) ''Still Waiting' for Justice: Migrant Workers' Perspectives on Labour Exploitation in Ireland'. Industrial Law Journal, 49 :318-351 [DOI] [Details]
2020 '‘Patentability and De-extinct Animals in Europe: The Patented Woolly Mammoth?’'
A. McMahon and D.M. Doyle (2020) '‘Patentability and De-extinct Animals in Europe: The Patented Woolly Mammoth?’'. Journal of Law and the Biosciences, :1-28 [Details]
2020 'De-Extinction, Regulation and Nature Conservation'
J. Allen, D.M. Doyle, S. McCorristine and A. McMahon (2020) 'De-Extinction, Regulation and Nature Conservation'. Journal of Environmental Law, 32 :309-322 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Education in Ireland: accessible without discrimination for all?'
D.M. Doyle. M. Muldoon and C. Murphy (2020) 'Education in Ireland: accessible without discrimination for all?'. International Journal of Human Rights, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 ''I Felt Like She Owns Me': Exploitation and Uncertainty in the Lives of Labour Trafficking Victims in Ireland'
D.M. Doyle, C. Murphy, M. Murphy, P. Rojas Coppari and R. Wechsler (2019) ''I Felt Like She Owns Me': Exploitation and Uncertainty in the Lives of Labour Trafficking Victims in Ireland'. British Journal of Criminology, 59 (1):231-251 [full-text] [Details]
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 [full-text] [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 [full-text] [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 [full-text] [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 [full-text] [Details]
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]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2022 'The Ultimate Sacrifice: Irish Police Killed in the Line of Duty, 1922-2020'
L. O’Callaghan, D.M Doyle, D. Griffin and M. Murphy (2022) 'The Ultimate Sacrifice: Irish Police Killed in the Line of Duty, 1922-2020' In: Perspectives from the Periphery: Histories of Punishment in Ireland. US: Emerald Publishing. [Details]
2020 'Labour Trafficking and the Challenges of Victim Identification in Ireland: Exploring the Legacy of Article 4 UDHR'
M. Murphy, D.M. Doyle and C. Murphy (2020) 'Labour Trafficking and the Challenges of Victim Identification in Ireland: Exploring the Legacy of Article 4 UDHR' In: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: A Review of Successes and Challenges. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
2020 'Refugees and Higher Education in Ireland'
M. Cronin, C. Murphy, D.M. Doyle, D. Byrne and M. Murphy (2020) 'Refugees and Higher Education in Ireland' In: de Wit, H, Ergin, H, Khajarian, A and Unangst, L (eds). Refugees and Higher Education: trans-national perspectives on access, equity, and internationalization. Boston, MA: Brill/Sense. [Details]
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: Homicide, Gender and Responsibility: An International Perspective. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2020 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: A Review of Successes and Challenges
N. Higgins, A. Adanan, A. D.M. Doyle, and M. Doherty (Ed.). (2020) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: A Review of Successes and Challenges Dublin: Clarus. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2020 ALL Institute Symposium.
D.M. Doyle (2020) ALL Institute Symposium. [Invited Oral Presentation], Inclusion 2.0: Addressing Inequity & Exclusion within Inclusive Policies & Practices, Maynooth University , 20-JUN-20 - 20-JUN-20 [Details]
2020 Patent Scholars Network Workshop.
D.M. Doyle & A. McMahon (2020) Patent Scholars Network Workshop. [Oral Presentation], Patents & De-Extinction, Maynooth University , 20-JUN-21 - 21-JUN-21 [Details]
2020 Law & Society Association Annual Meeting (Virtual Conference).
D.M. Doyle (2020) Law & Society Association Annual Meeting (Virtual Conference). [Oral Presentation], Million Dollar Baby? Patents, De-Extinction, and the Commodification of Animal Life Under European Patent Law, Colorado , 30-MAY-20 - 30-MAY-20 [Details]
2019 Law & Society Annual Meeting.
D.M. Doyle (2019) Law & Society Annual Meeting. [Oral Presentation], Minorities, Dignity and the Right to Education in Ireland, Washington DC , 30-MAY-19 - 02-JUN-19 [Details]
2018 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy; A Review of Successes and Challenges.
D.M Doyle and C. Murphy (2018) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy; A Review of Successes and Challenges. [Oral Presentation], Lived Experiences of Victims of Trafficking: Exploring the legacy of Article 4 UDHR, Maynooth University , 21-JUN-18 - 22-JUN-18 [Details]
2018 Extinction Workshop.
D.M. Doyle (2018) Extinction Workshop. [Invited Oral Presentation], Million Dollar Baby: Patents and De-Extinction, Newcastle University , 27-SEP-18 - 27-SEP-18 [Details]
2018 Irish Conference of Historians.
D.M. Doyle & L. O'Callaghan (2018) Irish Conference of Historians. [Oral Presentation], Gender, Sexual Morality and the Death Penalty in Independent Ireland, 1923-44, University College Cork , 27-APR-18 - 29-APR-18 [Details]
2018 Legal History and Empires Conference.
D.M. Doyle (2018) Legal History and Empires Conference. [Oral Presentation], Capital Punishment and the Anti-Colonial Struggle in Ireland: Imperial Challenges and PostColonial Perspectives, University of West Indies, Barbados , 09-JUL-18 - 11-JUL-20 [Details]
2018 Ignite 2019.
D.M. Doyle (2018) Ignite 2019. [Oral Presentation], Victims' Perspectives of Labour Trafficking in Ireland, Maynooth University , 02-OCT-18 - 02-OCT-18 [Details]
2016 British Crime Historians Symposium.
D.M. Doyle (2016) British Crime Historians Symposium. [Oral Presentation], In the Shadow of Subversion: Capital Crime and Independent Ireland, University of Edinburgh , 07-OCT-16 - 09-OCT-16 [Details]
2015 Irish History Seminar Series.
D.M. Doyle (2015) Irish History Seminar Series. [Invited Oral Presentation], Republicans, Martyrology and the Death Penalty in Britain and Ireland, Oxford , 28-JAN-15 - 28-JAN-15 [Details]
2015 American Conference of Irish Studies.
D.M. Doyle (2015) American Conference of Irish Studies. [Oral Presentation], Irish Historians, the Carrigan Committee and the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1935, Fort Lauderdale , 25-MAR-15 - 28-MAR-15 [Details]
2014 European Society of Criminology Conference.
D.M. Doyle (2014) European Society of Criminology Conference. [Oral Presentation], The Ultimate Penalty: Past, Present and Parole, Prague , 10-SEP-14 - 13-SEP-14 [Details]
2014 British Society of Criminology Conference.
D.M. Doyle (2014) British Society of Criminology Conference. [Oral Presentation], A Family Affair? English Hangmen and a Dublin Gaol, 1923-54, University of Liverpool , 10-JUL-14 - 12-JUL-14 [Details]
2014 The Cultural Lives of Death in Punishment Seminar.
D.M. Doyle (2014) The Cultural Lives of Death in Punishment Seminar. [Oral Presentation], 'Corporate Manslaughter and Deaths in Custody: Rhetoric, Regulation, Responsibility, University of London , 01-SEP-14 - 01-SEP-14 [Details]
2014 British Crime Historians Symposium.
D.M. Doyle (2014) British Crime Historians Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Martyrdom, memory and the death penalty in Ireland, University of Liverpool , 26-SEP-14 - 27-SEP-14 [Details]

Teaching Interests

Criminal Law
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Education Law
Intellectual Property Law