WENDY D. ROTH received her master’s degree in sociology from Oxford University and was formerly a researcher at the National Centre for Social Research in London, where her work involved youth offending and welfare-to-work policy evaluations. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in sociology and social policy at Harvard University and a fellow of the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy. Her research includes studies on the racial and ethnic identities of Latino immigrants and the socialization of multiracial children.
CARLA SHEDD is a doctoral student in the Sociology Department at Northwestern University. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Smith College in economics and African-American studies in May 2000. Carla is primarily interested in urban sociology, with specific research interests in crime, community, race, and poverty. She is currently a fellow for the Joint Center for Poverty Research. She will also serve as a summer fellow for the National Consortium on Violence Research and the Law and Social Science Program with Northwestern Law School and the American Bar Foundation in 2002–2003. She is currently working on research projects with John Hagan, Mary Pattillo, and Dan Lewis.
MERCER L. SULLIVAN is an urban anthropologist and associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. He has written extensively about delinquency and youth crime, the male role in teenage pregnancy and parenting, and community development efforts in inner-city neighborhoods. Professor Sullivan has conducted many studies with inner-city adolescents, using comparative ethnographic data analysis to explore the role of neighborhood and other social context features in adolescent development. He has also worked with other social scientists in interdisciplinary projects integrating qualitative and quantitative approaches to the study of these problems. Professor Sullivan was a member of the 1998 National Research Council Panel on Juvenile Crime Prevention, Treatment, and Control. He is a member of the National Consortium on Violence Research and the Selection Committee for Faculty Scholars Program of the William T. Grant Foundation. He is the editor of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and the author of the book, Getting Paid: Youth Crime and Work in the Inner City. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University.