• 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.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023 Sex Differences in the Relationship Between Early Adverse Childhood Experiences, Delinquency, and Substance Use Initiation in High-Risk Adolescents 2023
    2022 Adverse childhood experiences and adolescent mental health: Understanding the roles of gender and teenage risk and protective factorsJournal of Affective Disorders.  314:303-308. 2022
    2022 Designing Anti-Meth Ads: Insights from those who use MethamphetamineAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  47:638-650. 2022
    2022 The Impact of Childhood School Suspension on Dropout and Arrest in Adolescence: Disparate Relationships by Race and Adverse Childhood ExperiencesCriminal Justice and Behavior.  49:550-569. 2022
    2022 Contextualizing Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Intersections of Individual and Community Adversity 2022
    2022 Criminal Self-Efficacy and Perceptions of Risk and Reward among Women Methamphetamine ManufacturersJustice Quarterly.  39:847-870. 2022
    2022 Reentry During A Pandemic: A Pilot Study of Access to Peer Support Through Technology to Reduce Social IsolationAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice2022
    2022 Sex Differences in the Overlap Between Bullying Perpetration and Victimization: A Developmental PerspectiveJournal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology2022
    2022 Theoretical Explanations of the Development of Youth HackingCrime and Delinquency2022
    2022 Women’s Involvement in the Drug Trade: Revisiting the Emancipation Thesis in Global Perspective 2022
    2021 Are Women Opting Out? A Mixed Methods Study of Women Patrol Officers’ Promotional AspirationsFeminist Criminology.  16:658-679. 2021
    2021 Changing narratives of intimate partner violence: A longitudinal photo-ethnographyConflict and Society.  7:123-142. 2021
    2021 The Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Gender on Developmental Trajectories of Internalizing and Externalizing OutcomesCrime and Delinquency.  67:631-661. 2021
    2021 Citizen attitudes towards the public release of police body-worn camera video footage 2021
    2021 Testing Gender Differences in Victimization and Negative Emotions from a Developmental General Strain Theory PerspectiveAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice2021
    2020 Disentangling the links between risk factors and adolescent substance use 2020
    2020 The role of gender in the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and delinquency and substance use in adolescenceJournal of Criminal Justice.  66. 2020
    2019 “The times have changed, the dope has changed”: Women's cooking roles and gender performances in shake methamphetamine markets*Criminology.  57:268-288. 2019
    2017 Cross-Level Theoretical Predictions of Marijuana, Methamphetamine, and Opium Use 2017
    2017 A Comprehensive Investigation of Youth Deviance: Theoretical Distinction by Deviant Behavior Sub-Types 2017
    2016 Adapting to Prison Life: A Qualitative Examination of the Coping Process among Incarcerated OffendersJustice Quarterly.  33:943-969. 2016
    2016 Identities, Boundaries, and Accounts of Women Methamphetamine UsersJustice Quarterly.  33:134-158. 2016
    2014 Who is in control? how women in a halfway house use faith to recover from drug addictionReligions.  5:852-870. 2014
    2014 Methamphetamine Using Careers of White and Black Women 2014

    Research Overview

  • Victimization
    Drugs & Substance Use
    Gender & Crime
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology, University of Florida 2018
  • Master of Arts in Criminology, University of Florida 2015
  • Full Name

  • Lindsay Leban