University of Alaska Anchorage

Yeungjeom Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Justice Center
PSB 223A
(907) 786-1856


Ph.D. (Criminology, Law & Society), University of Florida, 2018


Yeungjeom Lee is an assistant professor in the Justice Center. Dr. Lee received both her B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Forensic Psychology in Korea and then traveled to the University of Florida in Gainesville (UF) where she completed a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society. Dr. Lee's research interests include juvenile delinquency, criminological theory, victimization, and psychopathy. During her master’s study in forensic psychology she developed, and published, a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder assessment scale for victims of intimate violence.  At the University of Florida’s PhD program she focused on various criminological theories, using advanced analytical techniques, while maintaining a life-course/developmental orientation. Her central focus being the basic question – why do some people commit crimes while others do not?


"Examining the Gendered Effect of Experienced and Vicarious Victimization: A General Strain Theory Perspective" by Yeungjeom Lee and Jihoon Kim. American Journal of Criminal Justice 43(2): 181–196 (Jun 2018).

"Developmental Patterns of Substance Use by Gender and Their Relation to Individual, Parental, and Peer Factors" by Yeungjeom Lee and Jihoon Kim. Criminal Justice and Behavior 44(11): 1413–1443 (Nov 2017).

"An Examination of Victimization Trajectories among a Sample of South Korean Adolescents: Risk and Protective Factors"
by Yeungjeom Lee and Jihoon Kim. Crime & Delinquency 63(11): 1434–1457 (Oct 2017).

"Cross-Level Theoretical Predictions of Marijuana, Methamphetamine, and Opium Use"
by Jihoon Kim, Lindsay Leban, and Yeungjeom Lee. Deviant Behavior 38(7): 810–823 (2017).

"A Comprehensive Investigation of Youth Deviance: Theoretical Distinction by Deviant Behavior Sub-Types"
by Jihoon Kim, Yeungjeom Lee, and Lindsay Leban. Deviant Behavior 38(6): 684–697 (2017).

"Principles of Correctional Programs for Sex Offenders and Prevention"
by Yeungjeom Lee, Bokhee Kim, and Suejung Lee. Korean Journal of Forensic Psychology 3(3): 127–152 (2012).

"A Study on the Development and Construct Validity of the PTSD Assessment Scale for Victims of Domestic Violence" by Yeungjeom Lee and Eunbong Choi. Korean Journal of Forensic Psychology 2(3): 263–281 (2011).