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CJRC to host Fulbright Specialist Mark Wynn

Crime and Justice Research Centre Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz won a Fulbright Specialist grant to bring expert domestic and sexual violence violence intervention trainer Mark Wynn to Australia.

The Fulbright Specialist Program supports Australian educational institutions to exchange expertise and build collaborative linkages with U.S. faculty and professionals on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities. Wynn will contribute material for JS12, QUT’s Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence.

The Crime and Justice Research Centre in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, is hosting the visit from 1-15 October with additional funding from the QUT School of Psychology and Counselling and the Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research at Central Queensland University. His public lecture in Brisbane is planned for 5 October 2017.

Queensland Police Service and  Western Australia Police also supported the application and will have opportunities for training in Brisbane and Perth.

Wynn is an international trainer to police executives, patrol officers, training officers, prosecutors, judges, legislators, social service providers, healthcare professionals and victim advocates in all fifty states for over thirty years. An international lecturer at police academies in Australia, Canada, Germany, England, Northern Ireland, Russia, the Republic of Mauritius, the Republic of Georgia, the Federated States of Micronesia, China, the Islands of the Bahamas, Brazil, Turkey and Cyprus. He is a survivor, enabling him to teach both effectively and passionately. In short, Mark is devoted to ending family violence as a police officer, detective, educator, program supervisor and now consultant and advisor. Hear more about Mark’s story here.

Wynn’s police experience includes:

  • Twenty-one year member of the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department – Served as Lieutenant to the Domestic Violence Division – member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team for fifteen years.
  • A key creator of the largest police domestic violence investigative unit in the United States.
  • 1994 Graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy – Session 178
  • Co-wrote the Police Officer Standards and Training certified curriculum on Law Enforcement Intervention and Investigation to Domestic and Sexual Violence (Tennessee)


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