ACADEMICS

Aimee Delaney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Aimée X. Delaney earned her Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire, where she studied under Dr. Murray A. Straus and Dr. Cesar Rebellon. Dr. Delaney specializes in the study of violence and victimization, with a focus on family and community violence, risk factors associated with juvenile crime, risky behaviors among youth, and the victimization of youth. Her work has been published in Criminal Justice Review, Current Perspectives on Family Research, and the Encyclopedia of Community Corrections. She has made more than 40 research presentations at conferences and professional societies, regularly presenting her research at the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. As the primary evaluator on a 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. Dr. Delaney is currently the Region I Trustee Officer on the executive board for the Academy Criminal Justice Sciences, elected to this position by her peers in the Northeast regions of the United States and Canada. Other service positions include WSU Academic Policies Committee, including serving as vice-chair, WSU Center for Teaching and Learning advisory board, and WSU Human Subjects Review Board. She has served as the Secretary on the executive board for the Northeast Association of Criminal Sciences, a member of search committees for the editors of Journal of Criminal Justice Education and Justice Evaluation Journal, and a Library Trustee (municipality). Prior to working in academia, Dr. Delaney worked for over 10 years in the criminal justice/ social services systems for the State of New Hampshire as a special investigator (institutional abuse and neglect of children/ youth), in child protective services, and as the manager of a youth diversion program. Dr. Delaney is trained in forensic interviewing, batterer’s intervention, and alterative conflict resolution.

Education

1996
University of Massachusetts
Criminal Justice
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

  • Articles
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Articles
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 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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