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.

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