Lindsay Leban

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

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  • 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 investigates drug/substance use, victimization, and deviant outcomes, with a particular focus on gender and criminological theory. She uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to address these issues.

Dr. Leban is currently working on several projects related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and victimization, which assess how early experiences of adversity and trauma are related to deviant and negative life outcomes. She is especially interested in factors that foster resilience in the face of harmful experiences.

  • Recent Courses
    • CJ 300 Introduction to Statistics
    • CJ 606 Seminar in Data Analysis
    • CJ 360 Criminology
    • CJ 400 Drugs and Society
    • CJ 300 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Select Publications
    • Leban L. (Forthcoming) The effects of adverse childhood experiences and gender on developmental trajectories of internalizing and externalizing behavior. Crime & Delinquency.
    • Leban L.Griffin, O. H. (2020). Disentangling the links between risk factors and adolescent substance use. Journal of Substance Use, 25(6), 644-651. DOI:10.1080/14659891.2020.1760373.
    • Leban L.Gibson, C. L. (2020). The role of gender in the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and delinquency and substance use in adolescence. Journal of Criminal Justice. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2019.101637.
    • Deitzer, J., Leban, L., & Copes, H. (2019). “The times have changed, the dope has changed": Women’s cooking roles and gender performances in shake methamphetamine markets." Criminology, 57(2), 267-288. DOI:10.1111/1745-9125.12200.
    • 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)