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» Justice served: As president of 101.1 WBEB-FM (B101), Jerry Lee is no stranger to public praise, having collected countless awards for his visionary leadership in the broadcast world. Recently, the Bryn Mawr resident and president of the Jerry Lee Foundation nabbed perhaps his most illustrious honor yet, for his pioneering efforts in the field of criminology. Surrounded by 100-plus local heavy-hitters, including Mayor Michael Nutter, Sen. Arlen Specter, philanthropists Gerry Lenfest and Joe Shanis, and prominent interior designer Bennett Weinstock, Lee accepted an appointment by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden to the Royal Order of Knights for his role in establishing the Stockholm Prize in Criminology. The honor was presented by Swedish General Consul Ulf Hjertonsson during a private ceremony at Lee’s home on Sept. 15. The Stockholm Prize in Criminology was instituted in 2005 to recognize outstanding achievements in the field of criminological research or in the application of research findings. The prize is financed by foundations in America, Sweden and Japan, with winners receiving an annual total of $150,000, making it the largest monetary prize in the criminology field. Winners are chosen by an independent jury of criminologists from Asia, Latin America, North America, Africa, Australia and Europe.

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