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Lindsay Leban

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

Office Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Fall 2023)

  • 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.

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  • Recent Courses
    • CJ 302 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

    Visit Dr. Leban's Google Scholar Page.

    • Leban, L., Copes, H., & Velazquez-Mondragon, D. (2022). Designing anti-meth ads: Insights from those who use methamphetamine. American Journal of Criminal Justice.
    • Moak, S. C., Leban, L., & Reuter, T. K. (2022). Reentry during a pandemic: A pilot study to access peer support through technology to reduce social isolation. American Journal of Criminal Justice.
    • Gajos, J. M., Miller, C. R., Leban, L. & Cropsey, K. L. (2022). Adverse childhood experiences and adolescent mental health: Understanding the roles of gender and teenage risk and protective factors. Journal of Affective Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.07.047
    • Lee, Y., Leban, L., & Kim, J. (2022). Theoretical explanations of the development of youth hacking. Crime & Delinquency.
    • Gajos, J. M., Leban, L., & Weymouth, B. B., Cropsey, K. L. (2022). Sex differences in the relationship between early adverse childhood experiences, delinquency, and substance use initiation in high-risk adolescents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605221081927
    • Fleetwood, J. & Leban, L. (2022). Women’s involvement in the drug trade: Revisiting the emancipation thesis in a global perspective. Deviant Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2022.2033607
    • Kim, J., Leban, L., Lee, Y., & Jennings, W. G. (2022). Testing gender differences in victimization and negative emotions from a developmental general strain theory perspective. American Journal of Criminal Justice. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12103-021-09650-9
    • Leban, L. & Masterson, M. (2021). The impact of childhood school suspension on dropout and arrest in adolescence: Disparate relationships by race and adverse childhood experiences. Criminal Justice and Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1177/00938548211041387
    • Copes, H. Leban, L., & Ragland, J. (2021). Changing narratives of intimate partner violence: A longitudinal photo-ethnography. Conflict and Society, 7(1), 123-142. https://doi.org/10.3167/arcs.2021.070109
    • Todak, N., Leban, L. & James, L. (2021). Citizen attitudes towards the public release of body-worn camera video footage. Police Practice and Research, 22(7). https://doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2021.1969929
    • Deitzer, J. R., Leban, L. Copes, H., & Wilcox, S. (2021). Criminal self-efficacy and perceptions of risk and reward among women methamphetamine manufacturers. Justice Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2021.1901965
    • Todak, N., Leban, L., & Hixon, B. (2021). Are women opting out? A mixed methods study of women police officers’ policing aspirations. Feminist Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1557085121100474
    • Leban, L. (2020). The effects of adverse childhood experiences and gender on developmental trajectories of internalizing and externalizing behavior. Crime & Delinquency, 67(5), 631-661. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011128721989059
    •  Leban, L. & Griffin, O. H. (2020). Disentangling the links between risk factors and adolescent substance use. Journal of Substance Use, 25(6), 644-651. https://doi.org/10.1080/14659891.2020.1760373
    • Leban, L. & Gibson, C. L. (2019). The role of gender in the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and adolescent substance use and delinquency. Journal of Criminal Justice, 66, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2019.10163
    • Deitzer, J. R., 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), 269-299. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2014.897365
    • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel5030852
  • Academic Distinctions & Professional Memberships
    • American Society of Criminology (ASC)
    • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
    • Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA)