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Juwan Z. Bennett

Juwan Z. Bennett is a PhD candidate in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University. He is originally from the Philadelphia area and received his B.A. in Criminal Justice from Temple University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2013. During his undergraduate studies, he was a Ronald E. McNair
Research Scholar and worked with Education Professor Dr. James Earl Davis examining how alternative education programs can be successful at preventing delinquency. Juwan’s research interests include the relationships between education and crime/delinquency, developmental and life course criminology, and juvenile life without parole (JLWOP). Juwan is also the co founder of the Temple University Urban Youth Leadership Academy, a program designed to equip the next generation of leaders and is a recipient of multiple prestigious awards including the ASC Gene Carte Student Paper Award (Second Place), the Bill & Melinda Gates ICPSR Diversity Scholarship, the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention List, The Temple University Diamond Award, and the Temple University Faculty Award. A fun fact about Juwan is that he is an accomplished musician, performing live for President Obama.

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