Carceral Studies; White-collar and corporate crime; corruption; critical legal theory; critical race theory; transnational organized crime; power and social control; criminology of food; island criminologies; drug policy
Leon, Kenneth Sebastian. White-Collar Crime and Public Corruption in the Nightlife Economy: An Ultra-Realist Perspective. Routledge. *Under contract with Routledge – Crimes of the Powerful Series.
Leon, Kenneth Sebastian. 2018. The Colombian National Police and the Politics of Crime Control Evaluations. Forthcoming in International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy.
Leon, Kenneth and Ivy Ken. 2018. Legitimized Fraud and the State-Corporate Criminology of Food - A Spectrum-Based Theory. Crime, Law and Social Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10611-018-9787-6
Gould, Jon and Kenneth Leon. 2017. A Culture that is Hard to Defend: Extralegal Factors in the Defense of Federal Death Penalty Cases. Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 107(4): 643-686. (https://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/jclc/vol107/iss4/3/)
Leon, Kenneth and Ivy Ken. 2017. Food Fraud and the Partnership for a ‘Healthier’ America: A Case Study in State-Corporate Crime. Critical Criminology 25: 393-410. DOI 10.1007/s10612-017-9363-x
Leon, Kenneth and Daniel Martinez. 2016. To Study, to Party, or Both? Assessing Risk Factors for Non-Prescribed Stimulant Use Among Middle and High School Students. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 49(1): 22-30. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02791072.2016.1260187)
Leon, Kenneth and Ronald Weitzer. 2014. “Legalizing Marijuana: Comparing Ballot Outcomes in Four States.” Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology 2(2): 193-218.
Leon, Kenneth. 2018. Minority-Owned Cannabis Businesses as a Social Justice Imperative. In J. Hill and N. Marion (eds.) More on Legalizing Marijuana: Ongoing Shifts in American Policies. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.
Leon, Kenneth and Ronald Weitzer. 2015. Marijuana Legalization: Comparing Recent Ballot Initiatives. In J. Hill and N. Marion (eds.) Legalizing a crime: Marijuana policies across America. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.