"I was attached to Scotland Yard. It was a fascinating experience."
John Kelly was the first police officer to be awarded a Fulbright scholarship, during which time he worked with Scotland Yard while studying at the London School of Economics. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, observing police operations in Belfast, Dublin, Paris, Stockholm, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Nuremberg, and Heidelberg. As a result of this experience, Dr. Kelly was given an appointment by the Secretary General of the United Nations as a criminologist. He dealt with criminal justice on an international level and implemented technical assistance in Asia and Latin America.
He was Officer-in-Charge during the Fourth U.N. Congress on Criminal Justice held in Kyoto, Japan and served as editor-in-chief of the "International Review of Criminal Policy.' Kelly held a number of positions with the NYPD, and subsequently concluded his career as Aide to New York City’s Deputy Police Commissioner. He subsequently organized the first Criminal Justice Department at the University of Delaware and served as its chairman for four years.
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