BiographyEoin is primarily a Youth Justice Researcher on the Greentown Project, Research Evidence into Policy Practice and Programmes Project (REPPP) in the School of Law. Eoin also lectures on the Youth Crime Module, a cross-disciplinary offering at MA level that blends legalpolicysocial science perspectives on youth crime and offers the distinctive element of dealing with real world issues.
Eoin was previously a manager in one of Ireland's biggest youth service providers, Limerick Youth Service and has coordinated and managed a number of youth initiatives and services for young offenders in Limerick over a 10-year period. In particular, he has worked in the community setting coordinating and managing Garda Youth Diversion Projects aimed at diverting young people from crime and anti-social behaviour. He has also set up and chaired a number of multi-agency fora in Limerick City in an attempt to combine the strength of community services and achieve better outcomes for young people. He holds an Honours Degree in Applied Social Studies, an MA in Criminology from Dublin Institute of Technology and his practice experience has resulted in various other certification, Facilitation Training- FETAC Level 5 Certificate, Train the Trainer- FETAC Level 5 Certificate, Supervision Theory and Practice- HETAC Level 5 Certificate.
Eoin's research expertise lies in the area of youth crime, youth crime prevention, youth offender programmes and youth justice. His MA thesis was a case study that focused on the area of 'desistance' or the cessation of offending, and how some young adults were able to stay away from crime despite being heavily involved in their younger years. Eoin is also a PHD candidate in the School of Law and receiver of the Professor Henry Ellis scholarship. He is undertaking a process evaluation of the community efficacy strand of a new evidence informed Irish programme for young people caught up in adult criminal networks.
Research InterestsEoins expertise lies in the area of youth crime prevention and youth justice. His MA thesis in Criminology through the Dublin Institute of Technology focused on the area of 'desistance' or the cessation of offending, and how some young adults were able to stay away from crime despite being heavily involved in their younger years. This was titled, 'A Case Study of Youth Crime Desistance in a Disadvantaged Area', and focused on challenging and complex ex-offenders striving to 'make good' in one of Ireland's most disadvantaged areas.
- 2018 - Dr Henry Ellis School of Law PHD Scholarship
- 2011 Child Protection Awareness Trainer, National Youth Council Of Ireland
- 2011 Garda Youth Diversion Project management committees, A member of various Garda youth diversion steering and management committee's where Eoin acted as chair and secretary from 2011 to 2017
- 2011 Limerick Youth Service - Management
- 2007 Limerick Youth Service - Coordinator Garda Youth Diversion Project
- 2006 Clare Youth Service - Youth Worker
- 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology - Master of Arts
- 2010 Limerick IT - Certificate
- 2007 Limerick Institute of Technology - Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
- Tang Soo Do Korean Karate Instructor, 2nd Dan Black Belt Karate
- Dr Sean Redmond
- Dr Catherine Naughton