Spring 2008 Problem Behavior News Archive

The 2008 Blueprints Conference was held March 17-19, 2008, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver. The Blueprints Conference is a 3-day conference exploring model programs with positive results for youth and their families, hosted by The Blueprints for Violence Prevention Initiative at the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. The conference drew nearly 1,100 attendees from the U.S. and about a dozen other countries. Conference highlights included presentations by distinguished prevention science expert, Dr. Delbert Elliott and economist, Steve Aos, as well as many other seasoned practitioners in the field. This conference motivated the prevention field to adopt evidence-based programs and provide support, guidance, and tools by program experts to help practitioners implement these programs successfully in their own communities. Visit the Blueprints Conference Website.


Mike Radelet, Chair of Sociology and Faculty Research Associate, Problem Behavior Program, has recently won two CU Service Awards: one from the Boulder Faculty Assembly for work on the Boulder campus ($3,000), and the Chase Faculty Community Service Award from the CU System ($10,000). April 14, 2008


Sharon Mihalic has been notified that she is the 2008 recipient of the Science to Practice Award from The Society for Prevention Research. She will receive the award in San Francisco in May for her outstanding contributions to advancing the field of prevention science. "This recognition is richly deserved for the fantastic work she has done over the years", says Terry Thornberry.


Terry Thornberry is the winner of the 2008 Edwin Sutherland Award of the American Society of Criminology given to “recognize outstanding contributions to theory or research in criminology on the etiology of criminal and deviant behavior, the criminal justice system, corrections, law, or justice. The distinguished contribution may be based on a single outstanding book or work, on a series of theoretical or research contributions, or on the accumulated contributions by a senior scholar.” According to Bob Bursik, President of the American Society of Criminology, the pool of candidates was unusually strong and deep this year but the award committee agreed that Terry clearly merits inclusion among the distinguished prior winners of this prestigious accolade. Congratulations!

Terry will be giving the Sutherland Address at the meetings in St Louis, MO in November.