ACADEMICS

Aimée X. Delaney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Delaney specializes in the study of violence and victimization, with a focus on juvenile crime, risk behaviors and risk factors among youth, the victimization of youth, and family and community violence. Her book, Norms of Violence: Violent Socialization Processes and the Spillover Effect for Youth Crime, propels an integrated theory of social control and culture of violence arguing that violent socialization processes, in combination with national level indicators of violence, contribute to a norm of violence which spills over into other dimensions of society and is associated with youthful criminal behavior. This book provides a unique offering to the international study of youth behavior, by focusing on both victimization and offending, rather than arguing solely that victimization is a correlate of youth crime. Dr. Delaney's research has also been published in Criminal Justice Review, International Criminal Justice Review, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Current Perspectives on Family Research, Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, and several criminal justice related encyclopedias. She has made more than 40 research presentations at conferences and professional societies, regularly presenting her research at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology. As the primary evaluator on a $1.25M Drug Free Community Grant for the Raymond Coalition for Youth, she has developed more than five different Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (high school and middle school levels) and analyzed data obtained from these surveys. She has written several policy publications and monographs related to work on this Drug Free Community Grant. Prior to working in academia, Dr. Delaney worked for over 10 years in the criminal and juvenile justice systems within the State of New Hampshire. Dr. Delaney is trained in forensic interviewing, batterer’s intervention, and alternative conflict resolution.

Education

1996
University of Massachusetts
Criminal Justice
BS
1998
University of Massachusetts
Domestic Violence Prevention
CAGS
1998
University of Massachusetts
Criminal Justice
MA
2012
University of New Hampshire
Ph.D.
Skills Juvenile Crime Youth Victimization Family Violence Criminological Theory Quantitative Research

Achievements

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Sexual Harassment and Assault Within Law Enforcement
An Interview with Dr. Aimée Delaney
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Drug Free Community Grant
Raymond Coalition for Youth
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Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences Presidential Citation for Service
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Publications

  • Books
  • Articles
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Books
Norms of violence: Violent socialization processes and the spillover effect for youth crime Read More
Articles
Delaney, A.X. (2021). The victimizing effect of violent socialization: Intimate partner use of coercive sexual practices. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology Read More
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Delaney, A.X. (2020). Intersections of childhood victimization experiences, gender, and power: The makings for sexual coercion? International Criminal Justice Review. Read More
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Webb, P., Savard, D., & Delaney, A.X. (2020). The color of confinement: Examining youth exoneration decisions and the critical race theory. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. Read More
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Delaney, A.X.. (2015). Violent socialization and youth violence across different nations: International variations in familial and contextual factors. Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, 9, 129-151. Read More
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Delaney, A.X. & Wells, M. (2017). Polyvictimization experiences and depression among youth living in foster care. Criminal Justice Review, 42, 2, 1-17. DOI: 10.1177/0734016817704699 Read More
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Delaney, A.X. (2020). Larry Nassar/ Michigan State U.S. Gymnastics Scandal. In Sexual Harassment and Misconduct: An Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. Read More
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Delaney, A.X. & Ross, B. (2020). Popular Music and Music Videos. In Sexual Harassment and Misconduct: An Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. Read More
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Delaney Lutz, A. (2012). Wilderness Experience. In Encyclopedia of Community Corrections (pp. 454-456). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. Read More
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Delaney Lutz, A. (2012). Family Group Conferencing. In Encyclopedia of Community Corrections (pp. 161-162). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. Read More

Research

Raymond Coalition for Youth

Since 2009, Dr. Delaney has worked with the Raymond Coalition for Youth as the Evaluator for a Drug Free Community (DFC) Grant awarded through the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The purpose of the grant is to provide local community coalitions with funding to prevent youth substance use, and work towards strengthening the infrastructure among local partners to sustain a reduction in local youth substance use. The Raymond Coalition for Youth is a community coalition that serves to prevent the misuse and abuse of substances among youth. Dr. Delaney provides survey design of and data analysis for the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), both for the high school and middle school. Her research with the RCFY has demonstrated the positive effect the community has had in reducing youth risk behavior, including youth substance misuse. Dr. Delaney's on-going work with the RCFY has contributed to positive changes in the community through the application of “real world” research with theoretical explanations for possible explanations for the decline in youth risk behaviors and crime.
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