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Leana Bouffard

Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Iowa State University
Dr. Leana Bouffard joined the Department of Sociology as Professor and Chair in July of 2017. She was previously on the faculty at Sam Houston State University, Washington State University, North Dakota State University, and Indiana University. As Chair of the Department of Sociology at Iowa State University, she leads undergraduate degree programs in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Agriculture & Society, as well as masters and doctoral programs in Sociology. Her research interests include 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. She also conducts research on violence against women, police response to domestic violence and sexual assault incidents, and sexual aggression among college students. 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.

5 reasons police officers should have college degrees

Jun 21, 2020 03:48 am UTC| Insights & Views

Following several deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order on June 16 that calls for increased training and credentialing to reduce the use of excessive force...

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