Ben Bowling

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Ben Bowling is the Deputy Dean and Professor of Criminology and Criminal justice at King’s College School of Law, London, having taken up a post there since 1999. King’s College School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in England and recognised globally as one of the best law schools in the world.

Ben contributes to the LLM and MA courses in policing, research methods, racism, ethnicity, crime and criminal justice. He was previously Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York (1995 –1996), Senior Research Officer in the Home Office and lecturer in criminology at the University of Cambridge (1996-1999). He was a visiting professor at the University of the West Indies in Barbados (2003-2004) and at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Ben has extensive experience spanning over 25 years in education, criminal justice research and policy development. He has advised the United Nations, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Liberty, Interpol and the Equality and the Human Rights Commission. His publications include Young People and Crime; Violent Racism; Racism, Crime and Justice; Human Rights and Policing (United Nations 2004) and Global Policing. Ben has also written for national newspapers and is a radio and television commentator on crime and policing issues. 

Ben also has an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy at Birkbeck and works as an Honorary Psychotherapist with the Central and North West London NHS Trust. 

He is founding member of Stop Watch, a group of academics, lawyers, non-governmental organisations and young people engaged in research and action for fair and accountable policing.

In his spare time, Ben is a singer/songwriter with his band, Doc Bowling and his Blues Professors.

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