New Faculty: Leana Bouffard

Dr. Leana Bouffard joined the College as Associate Professor in the fall of 2009. She previously taught at Washington State University, North Dakota State University, and Indiana University. Her research interests include violence against women, police response in domestic violence, sexual aggression among college students, and the effects of parenting on criminal behavior.

Dr. Bouffard's work has been published in Crime & Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Western Criminology Review, and Feminist Criminology among others. She currently has an article under review at Crime and Delinquency that explores the relationship between military service and criminal behavior."I'm looking in particular at the Vietnam War era and really finding that the relationship changes depending on when you served. . . People who went in toward the end of the Vietnam War actually look a little better in terms of their later criminal behavior."

Dr. Bouffard was identified as an "academic star" in 2007 by the Journal of Criminal Justice Education in a study of publication trajectories of recent female criminology and criminal justice Ph.D.s. She is the recipient of several grants, including a 2008 grant of $300,000 from the MacArthur Foundation. She currently serves as Co-Editor for the Western Criminology Review.

Dr. Bouffard received her Ph.D. (2001) and M.A. (1998) in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. She also has a B.S. in Psychology (1995) from Duke University. She currently teaches CJ 262, Criminology. In the spring, she will be teaching CJ 760, Advanced Seminar in Criminological Theory.

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