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Professor Benjamin  Bowling
Professor Ben Bowling

Professor Benjamin Bowling

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Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Research subject areas

  • Law

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Professor Ben Bowling 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.

Professor Bowling 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.



  •  Criminology & Criminal Justice
  •  Public Law


  •  Case Study Research Methods (Doctoral Training Centre)

Research interests

Professor Bowling's research interests are in the subjects of criminology; criminal justice; policing; crime control; racism and discrimination.

See Professor Bowling's Research Portal profile for full details of his research.