Lindsay Leban

Assistant Professor
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Research and Teaching Interests: Gender and Crime, Childhood Victimization, Drugs and Substance Use, Criminological Theory, Research Methods

Office Hours: T 3:00 - 5:00 pm

  • B.A., Florida Gulf Coast University, Sociology
  • M.A., University of Florida, Criminology, Law, and Society
  • Ph.D., University of Florida, Criminology, Law, and Society

Dr. Leban joined the UAB faculty in 2018. Her research applies a strong theoretical orientation to investigate the intersection of structural context, gender, victimization, and deviant outcomes, with a particular focus on drug and substance use. She uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to address these issues.

Dr. Leban is currently working on several papers related to adverse childhood experiences, exploring differences in the effects of adverse childhood experiences as they relate to substance use and delinquency, investigating the interactive effects of neighborhood context on the relationship between childhood adverse experiences and substance use and delinquency, and applying latent class analysis to examine which combinations of adverse childhood experiences are more strongly related to delinquency and substance use among boys and girls.

Recent Courses

  • CJ 300 Introduction to Statistics
  • CJ 300 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 360 Criminology
  • CJ 606 Seminar in Data Analysis

Select Publications

  • Deitzer, J., Leban, L., & Copes, H. (Forthcoming). “The times have changed, the dope has changed": Women’s cooking roles and gender performances in shake methamphetamine markets." Criminology.
  • Kim, J., Leban, L., & Lee, Y. (2017). Cross-level theoretical predictors of marijuana, methamphetamine, and opium use. Deviant Behavior, 38(7), 810-823. DOI:10.1080/01639625.2016.1197696
  • Kim, J., Lee, Y., & Leban, L. (2017). A comprehensive investigation of youth deviance: Theoretical distinction by deviant behavior sub-types. Deviant Behavior, 38(6), 687-697. DOI:10.1080/01639625.2016.1197630
  • Leban, L., Cardwell, S. M., Copes, H., & Brezina, T. (2016). Adapting to prison life: A qualitative examination of the coping process among incarcerated offenders. Justice Quarterly, 33(6), 943-969. DOI:10.1080/07418825.2015.1012096.
  • Copes, H., Leban, L., Kerley, K. R., & Deitzer, J. R. (2016). Identities, boundaries, and accounts of women methamphetamine users. Justice Quarterly, 33(1), 134-158. DOI:10.1080/07418825.2014.89736.
  • Kerley, K. R., Leban, L., Copes, H., Taylor, L., Agnone, C. (2014). Methamphetamine using careers of white and black women. Deviant Behavior, 35(6), 477-495. DOI:10.1080/01639625.2013.859046.
  • Kerley, K. R., Deitzer, J. R., & Leban, L. (2014). Who is in control? How women in a halfway house use faith to recover from drug addiction. Religions, 5, 852-870.

Academic Distinctions & Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Criminology (ASC)
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
  • Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA)