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13 March 2017

Students can tap into decades of policing experience and real life cases as Inspector Christopher Emzin joins the School of Justice for a 12 month stint as QUT’s first visiting police associate.

Inspector Emzin, who is a QUT law graduate, will deliver guest lectures, mentor students and assist with research. The role aims to improve links among law enforcement, QUT’s policing and criminology students and researchers in the Crime and Justice Research Centre.

School of Justice head, Professor Kerry Carrington, said Inspector Emzin has a wealth of knowledge to share and will be involved in curriculum as well as research.
“He has an enormous amount of experience in the justice sector, and networks of great value to the School and Centre,” Professor Carrington said.

“Inspector Emzin will work collaboratively on projects with us, including those involving Indigenous people, improving probation and parole and how to make policing systems more responsive to contemporary demands,” she said.

With over 30 years’ experience in the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Inspector Emzin has worked in prosecutions, the flood crisis review group and counter terrorism.

“I can complement the world-leading learning and research environment of QUT with my contemporary, real-life experiences in policing and in the law and the justice system generally,” Inspector Emzin said.

He will offer insight into the workings of prosecution cases from both a policing and legal perspective, as he holds a law degree from QUT, Master of Laws from Griffith University and is admitted as a Barrister-at-Law.

As an Indigenous officer, Inspector Emzin will also work with QUT’s Oodgeroo unit to provide support to Indigenous students.

“I want to help the next generation of Indigenous police officers to be as successful as possible in roles throughout the justice profession,” he said.

“I hope to see that the knowledge QUT’s students gain is underpinned by an ethos of treating all people with respect and dignity, whether those students become frontline police dealing with victims, offenders and the community, or lawyers dealing with clients, courts and in the prisons.”

“I am confident that the students graduating from QUT’s Schools of Law and Justice will be equipped to successfully perform a range of roles within the broader justice system.”

Inspector Christopher Emzin joins the School of Justice as QUT's first visiting police associate

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