Dr John McDaniel is a Senior Lecturer in Policing and Criminal Justice and the Course Director of the BSc Policing and the BSc Policing and Intelligence at the University of Wolverhampton. He teaches in the areas of police accountability, counter-terrorism, public order law, police procedure, evidence, criminal investigation and criminal justice. In 2017, he was nominated, via student surveys, for a 'VC Award for Staff Excellence for Enriching the Learning Experience'.
John completed his PhD on police accountability and cross-border police cooperation at the University of Kent Law School in 2015. The thesis involved a comparative analysis of the nature and extent of member state engagement with the rapidly evolving EU regime on cross-border police cooperation. It focused in particular on aspects of EU constitutional, administrative and procedural law and how the EU obligations have been absorbed into the national legal, administrative and democratic structures of police governance from a transparency and accountability perspective. England, Ireland and Denmark were used as comparative jurisdictions. John worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law in 2012 and Tilburg Law School in 2013 as part of this research. He conducted field research at the Danish National Police College, the Irish Police Headquarters and Europol Headquarters and was the recipient of an Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship from 2010 – 2013 for his research.
Previously, John was a tutor in policing at the University of Kent and tutored in criminal procedure and tort law at the University of Limerick. He also taught at the Transnational Law and Business University in Seoul, Korea.
He is a member of the University’s Law Research Centre, Safeguarding Committee and Cyber-Security Project Group and represents the University on the Higher Education Forum for Learning and Development in Policing.
John is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and has reviewed projects for major academic publishers such as Routledge. He is currently supervising a number of PhD students.