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    Mr. Tom Mc Gonigle has worked in the Northern Ireland criminal justice system since 1980, initially with the Probation Service and subsequently as a manager in juvenile custody and voluntary sector organizations.  He has been a Criminal Justice Inspector since November 2003, and has led inspections of public protection arrangements, management of sex offenders and life sentence prisoners, and adult and juvenile custodial facilities.  He received a Masters Degree in Social Anthropology from Queen’s University Belfast, with research focused on the impact of life sentences on prisoners and their families.  During his U.K. Fulbright for Public Affairs Fellowship, Mr. Mc Gonigle will examine the Minnesota approach to risk assessing dangerous offenders in preparation for release from custody, and how the risks they pose are managed in the community after being released.