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) 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, legal history and intellectual property law, and he welcomes research proposals in these areas. 

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. 

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
ERC COG EI support PI EU Horizon 2020 National Support Network / Proposal Preparation Support for European Research Council Awards 20-MAY-20 20-MAY-21 15874
NF/2019/15964508-On the Brink: The Legal and Cultural Implications of Extinction and De-Extinction PI Irish Research Council (IRC) / New Foundations This project will develop knowledge about the legal and cultural implications of the extinction and de-extinction of non-human species in the twenty-first century. This is a time when both endangered and long-extinct species have developed an unclear ontological status in environmental discourses. In other words, many species today are ‘on the brink’ of loss (extinction) and return (de-extinction; rewilding). This topic of mass extinction is traditionally addressed by natural scientists, but because it is anthropogenic it demands an extensive interdisciplinary social scientific reading. This project will thus positively contribute to moving beyond the state-of-the-art and address a pressing societal challenge. 01-MAY-20 01-FEB-21 11966
The Investigation and Identification of Severe Labour Exploitation: A Comparative Perspective / Muiread Murphy PI Irish Research Council (IRC) / Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Attached. 01-SEP-19 31-AUG-23 96000
Victims Perspectives of Sex Trafficking PI Department of Justice / Tender for Understanding the Needs and Experiences of Sex Trafficking Victims in Ireland To conduct an exploratory study of victim perspectives of trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation in Ireland and to seed a new ‘victim-centred’ study of sex trafficking in Ireland. 24-JUN-19 24-FEB-20 22647
Ireland and the Right to Education in the United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights PI Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission / Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme This project will investigate the extent to which Ireland is complying with the most extensive and thorough expression of the right to education in international human rights law − the right to education as espoused in Article 13 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). Building on the methodological insights of Katarina Tomaševski’s 4-A Scheme (availability, accessibility, acceptability and adaptability), this study aims to open up this area of inquiry in an Irish context, where it has previously been unexplored. 01-OCT-18 30-JUN-19 19905.33
Towards Victim-Centred Law and Policy: Understanding the Needs and Perspectives of Labour Trafficking Victims in Ireland PI Irish Research Council (IRC) / New Foundations 01-NOV-16 30-SEP-17 19904
Strand 2: Understanding the Needs and Perspectives of Human Trafficking Victims in Ireland: An Exploratory Study PI Irish Research Council (IRC) / New Foundations 03-FEB-16 03-MAY-16 9940.42

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]
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]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
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]
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]

Edited Books

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

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 ''Economic Obstacles to Education in Ireland’'
Doyle, D.M., Muldoon, M., Thompson, S. and Murphy, M. (2021) ''Economic Obstacles to Education in Ireland’'. Journal of Human Rights Practice, [Details]
2020 '‘Patentability and De-extinct Animals in Europe: The Patented Woolly Mammoth?’'
A. McMahon and Doyle, D.M. (2020) '‘Patentability and De-extinct Animals in Europe: The Patented Woolly Mammoth?’'. Journal of Law and the Biosciences, :1-28 [Details]
2020 ''Still Waiting' for Justice: Migrant Workers' Perspectives on Labour Exploitation in Ireland'
Murphy, C;Doyle, DM;Murphy, M (2020) ''Still Waiting' for Justice: Migrant Workers' Perspectives on Labour Exploitation in Ireland'. Industrial Law Journal, 49 :318-351 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'De-Extinction, Regulation and Nature Conservation'
Allen, J;Doyle, DM;McCorristine, S;McMahon, A (2020) 'De-Extinction, Regulation and Nature Conservation'. Journal of Environmental Law, 32 :309-322 [DOI] [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]

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]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
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]
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]
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]
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 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 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]
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]

Honours and Awards

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