UDC News

July 20, 2010


Administrator of Justice Program to host Fulbright Police Research Scholar


The Administration of Justice Program, Department of Urban Affairs, Social Sciences and Social Work, College of Arts & Sciences welcomes Tola Munro of the Gwent Police Department in Wales, United Kingdom to the faculty beginning fall semester 2010 as a Fulbright Scholar.   His research interest is in the area of domestic violence.  As a Fulbright Police Research Scholar he will investigate intervention programs for male perpetrators of domestic abuse and study the responses of municipal police departments to domestic violence as compared to those of the UK.  Additionally, he will serve as guest lecturer in the Dynamics of Domestic Violence course taught by Dr. Margaret A. Moore as well as collaborate with her and a number of community partners to convene a community based learning and research forum.  The forum will examine law enforcement response to domestic violence from a national and international perspective.   During his stay he will also be affiliated with the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland.

Officer Munro studied at Leicester Polytechnic, now known as De Montford University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology and a Masters degree in Manufacturing.  He joined the Gwent Police force in 2006 and currently works as a dedicated neighborhood Constable for Bargoed in the Rhymney Valley.  He is a trained Domestic Abuse Liaison Office. 

Tola Munro was born in London and raised in Hertfordshire.  He currently lives in Caerphilly, South Wales with his wife, son and three daughters.         

The Fulbright Commission exists to advance knowledge and scholarship between scholars throughout the world and to bring new perspectives to the full spectrum of academic disciplines including law enforcement and other fields the applied fields.


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