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Leana A Bouffard

Leana A Bouffard

  • Department Chair
Dr. Leana Bouffard is Professor and Chair in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Iowa State University. Her research interests include violence against women, especially the criminal justice response to domestic violence and sexual assault, consequences of victimization, and sexual aggression among college students. She also conducts research on life course and developmental approaches to understanding offending, including the impact of various life events (e.g., military service and parenting/parenthood) on offending patterns. Her work has been published in Criminology, Justice Quarterly, and Criminal Justice and Behavior, among others. Dr. Bouffard was identified as an “academic star” in 2007 in a study of publication trajectories of recent female criminology and criminal justice Ph.D.’s. She 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.

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  • Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, 2001