Criminology Program Plans Symposium on School Violence April 26

by Public Relations | Feb 09, 2018

Feb. 9, 2018

Dr. Sarah DalySaint Vincent College Department of Criminology, Law and Society will present a symposium on school violence from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent.

Admission is free but space is limited so pre-registration is requested by phoning Sandra Frye at 724-805-2670 or

The symposium is designed for junior and senior high school administrators, teachers, staff, members of school boards, legislators and anyone interested in this critical topic in education.

Dr. Sarah E. Daly, assistant professor of criminology, law and society at Saint Vincent College, and author of the forthcoming book, Everyday School Violence, will discuss best practices for understanding and preventing school violence. She will also present early findings from her research on school employees’ attitudes toward school violence.

The program will also include breakout discussion groups, panels and activities to discuss other relevant issues such as intervention techniques, education and policy analysis.

Daly earned a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from the University of Notre Dame, a master of science degree in education and school counseling from the University of Pennsylvania, a master of arts degree in criminal justice from Rutgers University-Camden and a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Rutgers University-Newark.

A member of the Saint Vincent faculty since 2016, she has certifications as a secondary Spanish teacher in Indiana and New Jersey and as a school counselor in New Jersey. In her research she studies mass shootings and gang violence in schools examining the effectiveness of safety measures.

A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Photo: Dr. Sarah Daly


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