Fall 2008 Problem Behavior News Archive

Joanne Belknap was elected to a three year position as an Executive Counselor of the American Society of Criminology.


Richard Jessor has joined the Advisory Board of the Urban Population and Health Dynamics (UPHD) Research Program at the African Population and Health Research Center in Nairobi, Kenya. One facet of the UPHD Research Program, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is concerned with the transition to adulthood among youth in the Nairobi informal settlements (slums), and that longitudinal study is using measures developed here in IBS by Jessor and his colleagues. Jessor participated in the advisory board meeting held in Nairobi August 11-14. He will be returning to Nairobi to consult with members of the transition to adulthood research team, November 17-21.

At the Criminology meeting in St. Louis Nov 12-15, 2008, the ASC Outstanding Article Award for 2008 went to Ross Matsueda of the University of Washington, Derek Kreager of Penn State, and our own David Huizinga. They received it for their article “Deterring Delinquents: A Rational Choice Model Effect on Violence” published in ASR.

Overall, it was a very happy awards ceremony for Colorado.