Welcome to my Website!

My name is Matthew M. Sweeney, and I earned my Doctor of Philosophy from the School of Criminology and Justice Studies and the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Since September 2020, I am an Independent Scholar located in Houston, Texas.

My research focuses on law enforcement policy and practices and political violence. I seek to reform law enforcement policy and practice to be more transparent, accessible, and accountable. My work is applicable to a wide range of audiences through long-form reports and short fact sheets. Additionally, I study domestic extremism in the United States and work to translate complex academic works into easily digestible formats for general audiences via my YouTube Channel (Not THAT Kind of Doctor Matt)

This is website will serve as a repository of my research projects, academic and scholarly publications, samples of teaching syllabi, and YouTube Content.