Lecture Theatre OG/007, Peter Froggatt Centre, Main Campus, QUB
28h March: 7.30pm – 9.00pm (doors 7.15pm)
Reflections on criminal justice with Dr. Michael Maguire, Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.
Dr. Michael Maguire was appointed Police Ombudsman in 2012 with responsibility for misconduct and criminal investigations into the Police Service of Northern Ireland. During his tenure he has reported on a series of high-profile investigations into policing in Northern Ireland. He has also provided advice and assistance to oversight organisations across the world including the Middle East, Eastern Europe, South America and New Zealand. The Office of the Police Ombudsman has been characterised as one of the most independent and robust civilian police oversight bodies in the world.
Prior to becoming the Police Ombudsman, he was Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, responsible for inspection into the main justice agencies in Northern Ireland including police, prisons, probation services, courts administration, and the Public Prosecution Service. Key inspections included the factors influencing avoidable delay within the criminal justice system, a range of inspections into the Northern Ireland Prison Service, the investigation and prosecution of sexual and domestic violence cases and the performance of the Public Prosecution Service.
Before joining CJINI, Michael spend 18 years in the private sector, including 10 years as a Partner in the international consulting firm PA Consulting Group. His specialist experience was in the area of strategy and organisational change and his assignment experience included work in Europe, the United States and Hong Kong. He was head of Group Consulting Services in Ireland. He holds a PhD from The Queen’s University of Belfast.