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2. What Causes Delinquency? Classical and Sociological Theories of Crime
3. Delinquency Theory: Examining Delinquency and Aggression through a Biopsychosocial Approach
4. Youth, Drugs, and Delinquency
5. Violence and Schools: The Problem, Prevention, and Policies
6. A World of Risk: Victimized Children in the Juvenile Justice System
An Ecological Explanation, a Holistic Solution
7. Prosecuting Juvenile Offenders in Criminal Court
8. Youth Behind Bars: Doing Justice or Doing Harm?
9. Race, Delinquency, and Discrimination: Minorities in the Juvenile Justice System
10. In Trouble and Ignored: Female Delinquents in America
11. Sentenced to Die: Controversy and Change in the Ultimate Sanction for Juvenile Offenders
12. Comparative Juvenile Justice Policy: Lessons from Other Countries
Merlo, Alida V.
Alida V. Merlo is a Professor in the Department of Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her current research interests include juvenile justice, criminal justice policy, and women and the law. Merlo is coauthor of several books, including Anderson's Controversies in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency and Crime Control, Politics, and Policy. She is a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and recipient of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellow and Founders Awards. She serves on the editorial board of Crime and Delinquency, the International Journal of Police Science and Management, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, and Women and Criminal Justice.