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University of Alabama at Birmingham
When I first attended SCJA’s annual meeting at Atlantic Beach in 2012 as an undergraduate student, I immediately felt welcomed into the SCJA family. The environment was warm and welcoming, and my presentation was met with support and encouragement. Despite being an undergraduate, I was respected as a peer. This experience helped me realize that criminology was a discipline I wished to become a part of.
I continued to attend SCJA as an undergraduate and graduate student, even being fortunate to receive the undergraduate student award in 2013 and the doctoral student award in 2017. Now as an assistant professor, I look forward to SCJA annual meetings every year.
I recognize that my early SCJA experiences helped shape my career goals. I want to serve the organization that had such a profound impact on my decision to go into criminology and on my development as a scholar. I am running this year for the open Director-at-Large position and, if elected, will dedicate myself to promoting and advancing SCJA. Thank you for your consideration.
Lindsay Leban is an assistant professor in Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her PhD in Criminology, Law, and Society from the University of Florida in 2018. Her research is primarily in the areas of drug/substance use and victimization, with an emphasis on gender and criminological theory. Her work has been published in respected outlets such as Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Criminal Justice, Crime & Delinquency, and Criminal Justice and Behavior.
University of North Florida
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for SCJA Director-At-Large and kindly ask for your support in the upcoming election. I have long admired SCJA, the outstanding work of its members, and am excited at the prospect of becoming more involved in this incredible organization. In the past, I served as Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for the SCJA Conference in Atlantic Beach, FL and I currently serve on the Editorial Board for American Journal of Criminal Justice.
The SCJA conference experience is like no other. Whether you are a student presenting at your first academic conference, a seasoned pro with over one-hundred presentations to your name, or somewhere in-between. All are made to feel welcome and valued. The collegiality of its members, support for students, practitioner engagement, and the quality of scholarship at SCJA conferences and in every issue of American Journal of Criminal Justice are among the reasons SCJA is a revered organization.
Dr. Brenda Vose (Ph.D., University of Cincinnati) is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of North Florida. Her research interests include police staffing, offender assessment and classification, effective treatment interventions, evidence-based decision-making, and community corrections. Her research articles have been published in various leading discipline outlets, including Policing: An International Journal, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Victims and Offenders, and the American Journal of Criminal Justice.
If elected Director-At-Large, I pledge to honor the rich history and longstanding traditions of SCJA, recognize the evolving needs of the organization and its membership, and work collaboratively to strengthen and advance the organization for years to come. Thank you for considering my request and thanks in advance for your support.