Jonathan Shepherd to Speak at Penn Criminology Department Graduation Ceremony

WHO:             Jonathan Shepherd, director of the Cardiff University Violence and Society Research Group

WHAT:           Ceremony for graduating students in the School of Arts and SciencesCriminology Department

WHERE:         St. Mary’s Church, 3916 Locust Walk on the University of Pennsylvania campus

WHEN:           Noon, Saturday, May 11

Shepherd is the first United Kingdom recipient of the 2008 Stockholm Criminology Prize, described by The New York Times as "the equivalent of a Nobel prize." He was awarded a 2010 Queen's Anniversary Prize for excellence in higher education.

His work as a surgeon led him to study violence prevention. His discoveries resulted in a prototype U.K. crime-reduction partnership, which he continues to chair and which was used as a model in the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act.

The Penn Criminology Department graduation ceremony is one of many school and departmental graduation-related events scheduled to be held the weekend before the University’s 257th Commencement, Monday, May 13.








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