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Anna Leimberg

Anna Leimberg

Assistant Professor

Criminal Justice


  • Ph.D. in International Crime and Justice, Florida International University

  • M.S. in Criminal Justice, Florida International University

  • B.S. in Sociology, Barry University

Dr. Anna Leimberg joined the Department of Criminal Justice at Austin Peay State University as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2022. Dr. Leimberg teaches a range of courses, including Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Criminology, Human Trafficking, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Victimology, White Collar Crime, Ethics in the Criminal Justice System, and Crime Prevention.

Dr. Leimberg’s research interests include juvenile delinquency, peer influence, gang membership, juvenile justice, public policy, unstructured socializing with peers, self-control theory, adolescent substance use, youth handgun carrying, firearm violence, and domestic violence.

  • Carlin, E., & Leimberg, A. (2023). Workplace Related Shootings and General Strain Theory. The Close Protection & Security Journal, 1(1), 2-17.

  • Leimberg, A., & Lehmann, P. S. (2020). Unstructured socializing with peers, low self-control, and substance use. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 1-25.

  • Kutateladze, B. L., & Leimberg, A. (2019). The influence of type of defense counsel on prosecutorial and judicial decision making in domestic violence cases. Crime & Delinquency, 65(12), 1623-1647.

  • Meldrum, R. C., & Leimberg, A. (2018). Unstructured socializing with peers and risk of substance use: Where does the risk begin? Journal of Drug Issues, 48(3), 452-471.