Fall 2009 Problem Behavior News Archive

After last weekend's snowstorm, Mike Radelet recommitted himself to working with historically black colleges, and presented a paper on Thursday entitled "Health Perceptions of Virgin Islanders" at the 2nd Annual Health Disparities Institute, sponsored by the Division of Nursing Education, University of the Virgin Islands, St. John, USVI. This is part of a six-year, $6 million project that Radelet is involved in, funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH.

Mike Radelet was profiled in the Daily Camera for his work on the death penalty, and he ended up on the "most viewed" list online: http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_13737900?source=most_viewed

Joanne Belknap and Tamara Williams recently attended the National Association of Women Judges Conference in Memphis. Here is Joanne with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor:

Joanne Belknap presented a co-authored paper on the racial differences in sexual abuse histories among women prisoners, participated in a round table on incarcerated women's trauma histories, participated in a panel on teaching about violence against women, served on a panel on batterer intervention programs as part of male prisoners' re-entry into society, and conducted with others a workshop for new faculty at the American Society of Criminology meeting November 2009.

On November 20, 2009 Mike Radelet was a guest at Utah Valley University in Orem, where he presented a paper entitled "Does the Death Penalty Help Families of Homicide Victims?" The occasion was their 5th Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty.

Mike also graced the back cover of the 2009 edition of "Just the Facts: University of Colorado at Boulder," with a description of his recent research on expert consensus about the effectiveness of the death penalty.

The Department of Sociology was well-represented at this year's "Women Who Make A Difference" recognition event on Wednesday December 2nd. Congratulations to Joanne Belknap, Rebekah Dury, and Dawn Stanley for being recognized for their work by the Women's Resource Center, CU students, and staff.

Mike Radelet was one of three dozen death penalty and legal scholars from around the world invited to attend an International Symposium on the Universal Abolition of the Death Penalty in Madrid, December 9-11, 2009. The Conference, sponsored by the European Union and the Spanish government, was designed to develop a strategy for how Spain can intensify efforts to abolish the death penalty worldwide when it assumes the presidency of the European Union in January. The Conference began with addresses by Yayi Boni, President of the Republic of Benin, and Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, President of the Government of Spain.