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Brian Moss

Dr, Sociology

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Research Interests

Policing, probation, regulation, governance and ombudsman functions in Criminal Justice


A sociologist focusing on crime and deviance, I have worked as a practitioner in probation and police oversight settings. My particular research interests rest in policing misconduct, justice agency reform and spatial distributions of crime events, adoptng a global focus across each these to identify commonalities. This work is facilitatated by a working knowledge of French and Spanish.

I am currently a member of the European Society of Criminology and British Society of Criminology, including the latter's Policing Network.

PhD Project

The Usual Suspects and Usual Spaces? People and Place in Complaints About Irish Police

Vision Statement

My aim is to identify unique and common patterns and themes overlooked in criminal justice activities with a view to encouraging reform where necessary and student understanding for eventual generational shift. This is implemented through use of quantitative analysis and encouraging use of data visualisation tools.

Education / Academic qualification

MA, Dublin Institute of Technology

Doctorate, University College Dublin

MSc, University of Bath



  • HM Sociology
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography

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police Social Sciences
probation Social Sciences
Ireland Social Sciences
employment policy Social Sciences
book review Social Sciences
justice Social Sciences
offense Social Sciences
police officer Social Sciences

Research Output 2005 2018

  • 2 Web publication/site
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

Book Review Colin Rogers Plural Policing- theory and practice

Moss, B. 21 Jun 2018 In : Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. . (in press), p. (in press) pay042

Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook/Film/Article review

book review

How School Expulsions Could be Fuelling the Rise in School Violence

Moss, B. 17 Apr 2018

Research output: ResearchWeb publication/site

Open Access

Police Misconduct: Mapping its location, seriousness and theoretical underpinning

Moss, B. 24 Oct 2017 In : Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. . (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

police officer
peer review

Ireland: the very idea of an Open Method of Co-Ordination

Moss, B. & O'Donnell, R. 2005 The Open Method of Coordination in Action: The European Employment and Social Inclusion Strategies. Zeitlin, J. & Pochet, P. (eds.). Peter Lang

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

employment policy

Activities 2009 2017

  • 5 Participation in conference

British Society of Criminology- Annual Conference

Moss, B. (Speaker)
6 Jul 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

European Society of Criminology- Annual Conference

Moss, B. (Speaker)
14 Sep 201716 Sep 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

8th Irish North South Criminology Conference

Moss, B. (Speaker)
29 Jun 2012

Activity: Participation in conference

Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference

Moss, B. (Speaker)
7 Nov 2009

Activity: Participation in conference

European Society of Criminology Annual Conference

Moss, B. (Participant)
10 Sep 2009

Activity: Participation in conference

Press / Media

Gang and Knife Crime

Brian Moss


1 media contribution

Press / Media: Public Engagement Activities