Submission – Michael Maguire and Jude McCulloch

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Dr Michael Maguire was formerly the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland and held the positon of Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland between 2012-2019. Jude McCulloch is Emeritus Professor of Criminology at Monash University.

This submission provides an analysis of the current system of police oversight in Victoria, details the police oversight model in Northern Ireland, and compares the performance of both models. The submission also makes recommendations aimed at ensuring oversight is independent, under civilian control, transparent, has adequate powers and is properly resourced.

Date: 16 December 2022