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Visiting professorship for Police Complaints Commissioner

5 May 2010

Scotland’s Police Complaints Commissioner, John McNeill, has been appointed as honorary visiting professor to the Institute for Society and Social Justice Research at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).

Mr McNeill has spent his career in a number of areas of criminal justice, including the management of risk posed by serious offenders.

He also holds postgraduate research qualifications in criminology, legal studies, human rights and has published a number of referenced articles on criminal justice and mental health.

Mr McNeill said: “I hope to use my experience both as the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland and as a previous Scottish Human Rights Commissioner to contribute to the important work of the Institute for Society and Social Justice Research at Glasgow Caledonian University.”

Jacqueline Tombs, Professor of Criminology and Social Justice at GCU, said: “I am delighted that John has agreed to join us as a visiting professor. His knowledge, contacts and experience are vital to the development of the Institute and will assist us in the creation of new research projects.”

His appointment will run for three years.

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