June 19, 2015
Criminology doctoral student Ben Grunwald's article "Questioning Blackmun's Thesis: Does Uniformity in Sentencing Entail Unfairness?" uses statistical simulation to acknowledge the often-overlooked variance effect on sentencing fairness and its relationship with the bias effect. To read or download the article, please click here.
June 16, 2015
Professor Sara Heller spoke on a panel for WHYY's RadioTimes, hosted by Marty Moss-Coane, about the challenges Philadelphia teens face in finding summer jobs, despite the enormous positive impact that employment can make on their lives. To listen, click here.
June 12, 2015
Professor Sara Heller has been featured in The Atlantic's CityLab blog for her research on the costs of thinking fast and the benefits of thinking slow for disadvantaged youths in Chicago. To download Heller's working paper from the National Economics Research Bureau click here.
May 11, 2015
Professor Adrian Raine's current Penn study shows that fish oil may help antisocial behavior. To read more on the study- please click here
February 19, 2015
The University of York has conferred an honorary doctorate on Professor Raine for his contributions to society. Read more here.
December 4, 2014
Therese S. Richmond named as the 2015 recipient of the Claire M. Fagin Award for Distinguished Research
December 2, 2014
Dr. Therese Richmond, a member of the Graduate Group in Criminology, has been selected as the recipient of Penn Nursing's Claire M. Fagin Award for Distinguished Research for 2015.
Announcement from the Penn Nursing School:
October 30, 2014
“Biology is not destiny,” he says. “People have thought it is, but it is not. We can change a brain that is biologically predisposed to crime and violence.” Read the article here.
September 4, 2014