Dr Caroline Doyle


Dr Caroline Doyle is a Lecturer in the School of Business at UNSW Canberra. By drawing from her legal and policy experience, Caroline studies how policymakers can develop and implement policies to respond to social problems, such as crime and violence. Previously, Caroline spent time in Colombia investigating reductions in crime levels. More recently, she was recently the chief investigator for a qualitative research project that investigated the experiences of people leaving prison in the ACT.  

Caroline has several years of experience as the President of Prisoners Aid (ACT). In this role, Caroline regularly provides advice to policymakers and service providers on policies and programs to improve the lives of ACT detainees during incarceration and post-release. Caroline is also the ACT Representative for the After-Prison Network. Caroline’s research has been published in leading policy, crime, and justice journals and her work has been featured in public media such as the Canberra Times, SBS News and the Australian Institute of International Affairs. 

Caroline completed her PhD at UNSW Canberra in 2017. Previously she completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the Australian National University and has been admitted as a solicitor to the ACT Supreme Court since 2013. She completed her Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at the University of Canberra and her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Wollongong.

List of Publications: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=sQI6v7MAAAAJ&hl=en

Journal articles

Doyle C, 2020, '“The Criminal Actors Have a Social Base in Their Communities”: Gangs and Service Provision in Medellín, Colombia', Latin American Politics and Society, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/lap.2020.31

McCarthy-Jones A; Doyle C; Turner M, 2020, 'From hierarchies to networks: The organizational evolution of the international drug trade', International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, vol. 63, pp. 100436 - 100436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlcj.2020.100436

Jackson I; Doyle C; Bartels L, 2020, '‘An awful state of affairs for you’: managing the needs of older prisoners–a case study from the Australian Capital Territory', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 32, pp. 243 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10345329.2020.1739815

Dávila LF; Doyle C, 2020, 'Insider and outsider fieldwork challenges in medellín, colombia', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 9, pp. 87 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v9i3.1207

Doyle C, 2019, 'Social urbanism: public policy and place brand', Journal of Place Management and Development, vol. 12, pp. 326 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JPMD-01-2018-0006

Doyle C, 2019, 'Perceptions and realities of violence in Medellín, Colombia', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 8, pp. 149 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v8i2.1010

Doyle C; McCarthy-Jones A, 2017, 'Researching in volatile environments and the importance of adaptive methods for junior researchers', Qualitative Research Journal, vol. 17, pp. 335 - 344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-03-2017-0005

Doyle C, 2016, 'Explaining Patterns of Urban Violence in Medellin, Colombia', Laws, vol. 5, pp. 3 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/laws5010003

Doyle C; Easteal P; Emerson-Elliott D, 2012, 'Domestic Violence and Marriage Like Relationships: Have We Begun to Emerge from the Dark Ages?', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 37, pp. 91 - 95, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2181785