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.

Media Contact

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


Background

Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.


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