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Leila Dutton
Associate Professor
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences
Criminal Justice
South Campus Hall
Academic Credentials


    Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 2004
    M.S., Old Dominion University, 2000
    B.A., Siena College, 1990

    Recently Published Books and Articles

    Dutton, L. B., & Winstead, B. A. (2011). Types, frequency, and effectiveness of responses to unwanted pursuit after relationship termination. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(6), 1129-1156.

    Derlega, V. J., Winstead, B. A., Pearson, M. R., Dutton, L. B., Ferrer, R., Janda, L. J., Lewis, R. J., & Greene, K. (2011). Unwanted pursuit in same-sex relationships: Effects of attachment styles, investment model variables, and sexual minority stressors. Partner Abuse, 2(3), 300-322.

    Spitzberg, B. A., Dutton, L. B., & Kim, C. W., (2010). The status of serial stalkers: Persons, processes, and palliatives. In Borgeson, K., & Kuehnle, K. (Eds.). Serial Offenders in Theory and Practice. Boston: Jones and Bartlett.

    Dutton, L. B., & Spitzberg, B. H. (2007). Stalking: Its nature and dynamics, in Kendall-Tackett, K. A., & Giacomoni, S. M. (Eds.). Intimate partner violence. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

    Dutton, L. B., & Winstead, B. A. (2006). Predicting unwanted pursuit: Attachment, relationship satisfaction, relationship alternatives, and break-up distress, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 23(4), 565-586.


    Dr. Dutton's main research interests include testing theories to explain why people engage in unwanted pursuit and stalking as well as identifying effective victim responses to stalking.