Lindsey Blumenstein, Ph.D.

Lindsey Blumenstein, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Justice Center
LIB 213
(907) 786-1856


Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Central Florida, 2013


Dr. Lindsey Blumenstein is an assistant professor in the Justice Center. Her areas of expertise include intimate partner violence, sexual assault and the college population, kidnapping, and research methods. Dr. Blumenstein examines the impact of structural-level correlates of criminality on violence between intimate partners. She is also interested in identifying the predictive factors of arrest decision making for intimate partner violence offenses, and the differences in intimate partner violence arrest response between heterosexual and same-sex couples.

See posts about Dr. Blumenstein on the Justice Center blog.

Research Interests

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Sexual assault within the college population
  • Intimate partner homicide
  • Criminological theory
Video clip of Dr. Blumenstein from October 20, 2016 "Domestic Violence Action Roundtable" at UAA sponsored by UAA Justice Center and the Justice Club. Panelists included (l to r)  Dr. Lindsey Blumenstein;  APD Officers Lisa Whitmore and Rhonda Street; Emily Sannini, AWAIC Community Education Coordinator; and Dr. Troy Payne, Justice faculty,


"Sexual Violence Committed against University of Alaska Students, by Gender" by Lindsey Blumenstein and Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 16-05 (Oct 2016).

"University of Alaska Students’ Disclosures of Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault Victimizations" by Brad A. Myrstol and Lindsey Blumenstein. Alaska Justice Forum 33(1): 1, 11–16 (Spring 2016).

"Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault Committed against University of Alaska Students" by Lindsey Blumenstein and Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 16-04 (Jun 2016; rev Oct 2016).

"Exploratory Study on Intimate Partner Kidnapping: Is This a Prevailing Issue in Intimate Partner Relationships?" by Lindsey Blumenstein. Partner Abuse 6(4): 403–424 (2015).

"Intimate Partner Assault and Structural-Level Correlates of Crime: Exploring the Relationship between Contextual Factors and Intimate Partner Violence" by Lindsey Blumenstein and Jana L. Jaskinski. Criminal Justice Studies: 1–25 (Jan 2015).

"Testing Johnson's Typology: Is There Gender Symmetry in Intimate Terrorism?" by Jana L. Jaskinski, Lindsey Blumenstein, and Rachel Morgan. Violence and Victims 29(1): 73–88 (Feb 2014).

"Self-Control and Substance Use among College Students" by Jason A. Ford and Lindsey Blumenstein. Journal of Drug Issues 43(1): 56–68 (Jan 2013).

"The Link between Traditional Police Sub-Culture and Police Intimate Partner Violence" by Lindsey Blumenstein, Lorie Fridell, and Shayne Jones. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management 35(1): 147–164 (2012).

"Correlates of Salvia Divinorum Use in a National Sample: Findings from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health" by Jason A. Ford, William C. Watkins, and Lindsey Blumenstein. Addictive Behaviors 36(11): 1032–1037 (Nov 2011).

Videos & multimedia

"What Does It Take? Ending Domestic & Sexual Violence in Alaska" (video) by Lindsey Blumenstein, Wendi Siebold, and Carmen Lowery. Lunch & Learn. 51:06 mins. (program starts at 10:30). Juneau, AK: 360 North, 2017.

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