SJU Hosts Forum on Criminal Justice in Philadelphia

Story Highlights

  • Saint Joseph’s University’s Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence will host “Fighting Crime and Seeking Justice in the City of Brotherly Love: An Evening with Deputy Commissioner Richard J. Ross, Jr."
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, 7 PM
  • Doyle Banquet Hall North, Campion Student Center, Off City and Cardinal Avenues

Philadelphia’s Deputy Commissioner to address students

Monday, November 12, 2012

What:  Saint Joseph’s University’s Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence will host “Fighting Crime and Seeking Justice in the City of Brotherly Love: An Evening with Deputy Commissioner Richard J. Ross, Jr.,” a Q&A style session with Deputy Commissioner Ross.

 

When:  Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 7 p.m.

Where:  Doyle Banquet Hall North, Campion Student Center   Off City and Cardinal Avenues   Philadelphia, Pa.

Who:  The event, a Q&A session, will feature Deputy Commissioner Richard J. Ross, Jr. Ross is a Philadelphia native and SJU graduate, who has worked as a patrol officer, head of the Homicide Unit and overseer in Field Operations. In 2010, Deputy Ross received the Gary P. Hayes Memorial Award from the Police Executive Research Forum for his commitment to excellence and professionalism in policing.

Maria Kefalas, Ph.D., professor of sociology and director of the Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence, will serve as moderator.

Contact Information

Kelly Welsh, Director of Communications, 610-660-1222, kwelsh@sju.edu.

Background

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University advances the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a demanding, yet supportive, educational experience. One of only 152 schools with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and AACSB business school accreditation, Saint Joseph's is home to 4,650 traditional undergraduate day students, 700 College of Professional and Liberal Studies adult undergraduates, and 3,600 graduate and doctoral students. Steeped in the 450-year Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, Saint Joseph's was named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for General Community Service. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.



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