Professor of Criminology to Testify in Harrisburg on School Violence

by Public Relations | Feb 27, 2018

Feb. 27, 2018

Dr. Sarah DalyDr. Sarah Daly, assistant professor of criminology at Saint Vincent College and an expert on mass shootings and school violence, has been invited to testify at the Senate Education Committee’s hearing on school violence at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2, in Harrisburg.

Daly is the author of the forthcoming book, Everyday School Violence, which discusses best practices for understanding and preventing school violence. She is also conducting research on school employees’ attitudes toward school violence.

Daly earned a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from the University of Notre Dame, a master of science in education in applied psychology and school counseling from the University of Pennsylvania, and master of arts and a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Rutgers University’s Camden and Newark campuses, respectively. During her Ph.D. studies, she served as a counselor in a Camden County, New Jersey, high school.

Daly now teaches both in the undergraduate curriculum at Saint Vincent and in its master of science in criminology program. She has also worked as a consultant to train teachers in conflict resolution and de-escalation strategies.

Her past and current research examines motivational factors among mass shooters and best practices in school violence prevention.


Photo: Dr. Sarah Daly


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