John Carnochan was an active police officer for nearly four decades, including as deputy head of the Criminal Investigation Department within Strathclyde Police and rose to the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent. As the co-founder and co-director of the Violence Reduction Unit, John led a variety of successful initiatives in tackling gang violence, knife crime and domestic violence. John is an adviser to the World Health Organisation, serves on the Scottish Government’s Early Years Task Force, as well on the boards of several groups. He has authored and co-authored two books; Conviction, On Being a Man.