KEYNOTE SPEAKER - DELBERT ELLIOTT
Delbert Elliot is the founding director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence Institute of Behavioral Science. Since 2004, he has served as distinguished professor emeritus in the department of sociology at the University of Colorado. As a nationally recognized expert on juvenile violence and school safety, his work is both in theory development and testing. He focuses on crime, delinquency, and violent behavior. Elliott has directed a series of longitudinal research studies and served as co-principal investigator in the Omaha Domestic Violence Experiment, the Denver Youth Survey and the OJJDP's National Evaluation of the Diversion Initiative. Dr. Elliott served as the Chair of Criminal and Violent Behavior Review Committee of the National Institute of Mental Health from 1983 to 1986, and was a member of the National Research Council Panel on Criminal Careers and Chair of the Carnegie Council on Adolescent Violence. Presently, he is a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Program on Successful Adolescent Development. As a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology, he has just completed his term as president of the society. Dr. Elliott received both a doctorate and master's degree from the University of Washington, Seattle and a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Pomona College.