Thomas G. Blomberg

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Research has linked the role of education to delinquency, but much of the focus has been on general population samples and with little attention to demographic differences. Employing a cumulative disadvantage framework that integrates elements of informal social control and labeling theories, this article examines whether academic achievement serves as a(More)
Acriminal history is an undeniably excellent predictor of future criminal behavior (Gendreau, Little, and Goggin, 1996). Yet despite stability in offending over time, most offenders, even those with serious criminal histories, eventually desist from crime (Brame, Bushway, and Paternoster, 2003; Kurlychek, Brame, and Bushway, 2006, 2007, in press; Langan and(More)
This article assesses the differences in educational deficiencies between a statewide sample of delinquent students and a matched sample of nondelinquent students. Employing a research design that controls for a series of relevant individual and school variables, the study's findings document that delinquent students are characterized by a series of(More)
Acknowledgements We would like to thank all the staff in the local and county law enforcement agencies in Palm Beach County who were extremely cooperative in supplying data on violent arrests and spent numerous hours in their already busy schedules to compile this critical information. Also, we want to thank the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office(More)
This article provides an overview of the history and context leading to Florida's efforts to implement an evaluation-driven research and associated quality assurance system for its juvenile justice education policies and practices. The Juvenile Justice Educational Enhancement Program began implementing Florida's evaluation research and quality assurance(More)