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Norman Fries Distinguished Lectureship Series

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences presents the 2021 Fries Lecture

Policing, Violence, and Mental Health: The Case of Domestic Homicide.

Tuesday, November 2 at 7 p.m.

Performing Arts Center on the Statesboro Campus, Nessmith-Lane Conference Center

Professor Lawrence W. Sherman

Director, Cambridge Centre for Evidence-Based Policing UK

Lawrence W. Sherman is Director of the Cambridge Centre for Evidence-Based Policing UK, and Wolfson Professor of Criminology Emeritus at the University of Cambridge, where he currently serves as Director of the Cambridge Police Executive Programme and editor of the Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based Policing. Since beginning his career as an analyst in the New York City Police Department, he has designed or led experiments in over 50 police agencies on four continents, and trained over 2,000 police leaders. A former President of the American Society of Criminology and the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, he holds honorary degrees or medals from five universities and five learned societies. His research has focused on finding useful theories and effective policies for dealing with domestic violence, police corruption, gun crime, burglary, crime hot spots and harm spots, crime harm severity, police legitimacy, fatal shootings by police, crime victims, racial disparities in justice outcomes and other issues. 

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The annual Norman Fries Distinguished Lectureship Series is sponsored by an endowment established to honor Mr. Fries, the founder of Claxton Poultry and former senior statesman of the poultry industry in Georgia. He passed away in December 2001.

Mr. Fries built his business from scratch—one truck, one cooler and one employee—into one of the nation’s largest poultry production plants with 1,600 employees, more than 300 family farm suppliers and an international market. Throughout his 50-plus years in the poultry business, one constant marked Mr. Fries’ career: a solid commitment to remaining an independent poultry producer. He served as past president and director of the Georgia Poultry Federation and director of the National Broiler Council and the Georgia Improvement Lab. He was also a life member of the Georgia Poultry Federation Poultry Leaders Roundtable.

As a boy growing up in Savannah, Mr. Fries ran bicycle deliveries of fresh chicken from his father’s City Market store to homes downtown. After serving in the Navy in World War II and earning a college degree, Mr. Fries returned to Savannah to start his own business. Mr. Fries recognized that retail poultry was changing from his father’s freshly dressed, home-delivered birds to store-bought, prepackaged, fresh poultry. In 1959, he opened Claxton Poultry, which today is one of the largest fully -integrated poultry plants in America.

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