Vera Duarte. Sociologist, Doctor in Sociology (2011), by University of Minho, Portugal, with a project supported by the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT, Portugal) and a thesis named: The paths of Alice through the looking glass: Discourses and trajectories in female juvenile delinquency. Nowadays is Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior da Maia (ISMAI), Portugal. Executive director of UICCC/ ISMAI – Researcher Unit in Criminology and Behavioral Sciences, Instituto Superior da Maia Portugal, and researcher at CICS/UM – Center for Research in Social Sciences, University of Minho Portugal. All the work of teaching, scientific production, and research has been developed in the area of deviance, criminality, juvenile delinquency, gender and qualitative methodology.