In the 25 years since the handing down of the Fitzgerald Report how much has changed?

US criminologist Professor Emeritus David Bayley will answer this question at the 2014 Tony Fitzgerald Lecture on Wednesday, September 10.

Professor Bayley’s lecture will review police accountability in Queensland and internationally since the release of the renowned Fizgerald Report in 1989.

He will also discuss the future for continued growth of police accountability in democratic, English-speaking countries.

Professor Bayley, from the School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York is a specialist in international criminal justice.

He has undertaken extensive research in India, Japan, Australia, Canada, Britain, Singapore and the United States. His work has focused on police reform, accountability, foreign assistance to police agencies and crime-prevention strategies.

He has served as a consultant to theUSgovernment and the UN on police reform in Bosnia. He was a member of the international Oversight Commission for the reform of the police of Northern Ireland 2000-2007 and is currently a member of theUN’s International Police Advisory Committee and its Global Police Policy Community advisory group.

The Tony Fitzgerald Lecture and Scholarship Program is an initiative launched by Griffith’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice to mark the 20th Anniversary of the release of theFitzgerald Report.

TheFitzgerald Reportmarks a watershed in Queensland and Australia’s political history. In addition to the justice and governance reforms, the report and inquiry served as a catalyst and inspiration to many researchers and practitioners working in these fields.

WHAT: 2014 Tony Fitzgerald Lecture

WHEN: September 10 2014, 6pm refreshments followed by a 7pm lecture

WHERE: Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, South Bank