Robert D. Crutchfield is Professor and the Clarence and Elissa Schrag Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington where he has been a winner of the university's Distinguished Teaching Award. He served on the Washington State Juvenile Sentencing Commission and is also a former juvenile probation officer, adult parole officer, and a deputy editor of Criminology. He is a past Vice President of the American Society of Criminology and currently serves on the National Academies' Committee on Law and Justice. His research focuses on labor markets and crime, and on racial and ethnic disparities in the administration of justice. Charis E. Kubrin is Associate Professor of Sociology at George Washington University and Research Affiliate at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy. She is also a member of the National Consortium on Violence Research. Her research focuses on neighborhood correlates of crime, with an emphasis on race and violent crime. A new line of research examines the intersection of music, culture, and social identity, particularly as it applies to hip hop and minority youth in disadvantaged communities. Charis is co-editor of Crime and Society: Crime, 3rd Edition (Sage Publications 2007) and co-author of Researching Theories of Crime and Deviance (Oxford University Press 2008) and Privileged Places: Race, Residence, and the Structure of Opportunity (Lynne Rienner 2006). Her work has been published in various academic journals including American Journal of Sociology, City and Community, Criminology, Criminology & Public Policy, Homicide Studies, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, Social Forces, Social Problems, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Quarterly, and Urban Studies. In 2005, Charis received the American Society of Criminology's Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award and the Morris Rosenberg Award for Recent Achievement from the District of Columbia Sociological Society. George S. Bridges is the President of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. He has served as a staff member of the policy office of the Attorney General of the United States as well as deputy editor of Criminology. He has been a member of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission. He has published many papers on racial biases in American law and is co-editor, with Martha Myers, of Crime, Inequality, and Social Control. Joseph G. Weis is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. He served for a number of years as the Director of the National Center for the Assessment of Delinquent Behavior and Its Prevention, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as a member of the Washington State Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. He is a past editor of the journal Criminology and a co-author, with Michael J. Hindelang and Travis Hirschi, of Measuring Delinquency.