Dr Caroline Doyle

Dr Caroline Doyle

Senior Lecturer
  • Doctor of Philosophy. University of New South Wales, Canberra.
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. Australian National University. 
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons). University of Canberra. 
  • Bachelor of Arts. University of Wollongong. 
  • Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. Melbourne Training Institute. 
UNSW Canberra
School of Business

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business at UNSW, Canberra.

I study how policymakers can develop and implement policies to respond to social problems, such as crime and violence. My PhD involved fieldwork in Medellin, Colombia where I was investigating reductions in homicide rates. More recently, I've been involved in research projects investigating the experiences of people leaving prison in the ACT and gaps in National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support for people involved in the criminal justice system. In 2024, I published Researching Crime and Violence in Medellín, Colombia: Truth versus Truths where I question categories, assumptions and labels around interpretations of criminal actors and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.

My research has been published in policy, crime, and justice journals and my work has been featured in public media such as ABC Radio, ABC News, the Canberra Times, SBS News, The Conversation and the Australian Institute of International Affairs. I also have several years of experience as the President of Prisoners Aid (ACT). In this role, I regularly provide advice to policymakers and service providers on policies and programs to improve the lives of ACT detainees during incarceration and post-release. 

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

+61 2 5114 5683
Building 27, Room 207, School of Business, UNSW Canberra
  • Books | 2024
    Doyle C, 2024, Researching Crime and Violence in Medellín, Colombia Truth Versus Truths, Lexington Books
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Cui J; Doyle C; Carey L, 2023, 'Rethinking prison visitation for children with incarcerated parents: Lessons from the Australian Capital Territory', Alternative Law Journal, 48, pp. 97 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1037969X231161626
    Journal articles | 2022
    Dickinson H; Yates S; Dodd S; Buick F; Doyle C, 2022, '“Most people don’t like a client group that tell you to get fucked”: Choice and control in Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme for formerly incarcerated people', Public Policy and Administration, 39, pp. 095207672211343 - 095207672211343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/09520767221134320
    Journal articles | 2022
    Dodd S; Doyle C; Dickinson H; Buick F; Yates S, 2022, 'The forgotten prisoners: Exploring the impact of imprisonment on people with disability in Australia', Criminology and Criminal Justice, 24, pp. 395 - 412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/17488958221120895
    Journal articles | 2022
    Doyle C; Yates S; Bartels L; Hopkins A; Taylor H, 2022, '‘If I don't get a job in six months' time, I can see myself being back in there’: Post-prison employment experiences of people in Canberra', Australian Journal of Social Issues, 57, pp. 627 - 643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.197
    Journal articles | 2022
    Doyle C; Yates S; Bartels L; Hopkins A; Taylor H, 2022, '‘Just a bunch of what ifs and unknowns’: The post-prison service provision experiences of people in Canberra, Australia', International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlcj.2022.100546
    Journal articles | 2022
    Doyle C; Yates S; Bartels L; Hopkins A; Taylor H, 2022, '“People say you’re going home, but I don’t have a home”: Housing After Prison', International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306624X221132226
    Journal articles | 2022
    Doyle C; Yates S; Hargrave J, 2022, 'Reflecting on the Value of Community Researchers in Criminal Justice Research Projects', Social Sciences, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/socsci11040166
    Journal articles | 2022
    Yates S; Dodd S; Doyle C; Buick F; Dickinson H, 2022, 'Where specialist and mainstream service systems collide: The National Disability Insurance Scheme in prisons', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 81, pp. 611 - 628, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12555
    Journal articles | 2021
    Doyle C; Gardner K; Wells K, 2021, 'The Importance of Incorporating Lived Experience in Efforts to Reduce Australian Reincarceration Rates', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/IJCJSD.1942
    Journal articles | 2021
    Doyle C, 2021, 'The Criminal Actors Have a Social Base in Their Communities: Gangs and Service Provision in Medellín, Colombia', Latin American Politics and Society, 63, pp. 27 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/lap.2020.31
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dávila LF; Doyle C, 2020, 'Insider and outsider fieldwork challenges in medellín, colombia', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 9, pp. 87 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v9i3.1207
    Journal articles | 2020
    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, 32, pp. 243 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10345329.2020.1739815
    Journal articles | 2020
    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, 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlcj.2020.100436
    Journal articles | 2019
    Doyle C, 2019, 'Perceptions and realities of violence in Medellín, Colombia', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 8, pp. 149 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v8i2.1010
    Journal articles | 2019
    Doyle C, 2019, 'Social urbanism: public policy and place brand', Journal of Place Management and Development, 12, pp. 326 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JPMD-01-2018-0006
    Journal articles | 2017
    Doyle C; McCarthy-Jones A, 2017, 'Researching in volatile environments and the importance of adaptive methods for junior researchers', Qualitative Research Journal, 17, pp. 335 - 344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-03-2017-0005
    Journal articles | 2016
    Doyle C, 2016, 'Explaining Patterns of Urban Violence in Medellin, Colombia', Laws, 5, pp. 3 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/laws5010003
    Journal articles | 2012
    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, 37, pp. 91 - 95, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2181785
    Journal articles |
    Easteal PL; Emerson-Elliott D, 'Domestic Violence and Marriage-Like Relationships: Social Security Law at the Crossroads', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1535108
  • Reports | 2022
    Doyle C; Dodd S; Dickinson H; Yates S; Buick F, 2022, ‘There’s not just a gap, there’s a chasm’: The boundaries between Australian disability services and prisons, Public Service Research Group, UNSW Canberra, Canberra, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.21569.22883
    Reports | 2020
    Doyle C; Pfotenhauer D; Bartels L; Hopkins A, 2020, ‘[T]hey Say “You’re Going Home, You’re Going Home” … But I Don’t Have A Home… I’m Getting Out, But I’m Not Going Home, There’s No Home…’ The Experiences of People Leaving Prison in the Australian Capital Territory
    Theses / Dissertations | 2017
    Doyle C, 2017, What explains the reduction of urban violence in Medellín, Colombia?

2015. Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence (Innovation). University of Canberra. 

My Teaching

I have experience teaching a range of business, policy and law subjects at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. I'm currently teaching ZBUS1104 Foundations of Management and ZBUS8109 Business Law.