Dr. 'Shawn Smith

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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Contact

Office: CHBS Building, Room 5401
Phone: 540-831-5593
E-Mail: ssmith479@radford.edu

Background

  • Ph.D., Old Dominion University
  • M.A., Old Dominion University
  • B.S., West Virginia University

Dr. Smith joined the Radford University faculty in 2016. 

Fall 2017 Schedule

  • CRJU-691, Crime and Public Policy, 6:30 — 9:30 p.m., M
  • CRJU-385, Research Methods, 3:30 – 4:45/5 — 6:15 p.m., MW

Office Hours: 9 a.m. – noon, Tuesday

Interests

Dr. 'Shawn Smith is a Criminologist and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.  His primary research interests mainly center around social capital, social networking theories in crime, sentencing inequality, crime mapping, urban/rural dichotomies in crime theory and advanced research procedures.  His current research involves: 1.) ongoing studies of urban and rural dynamics in patterns between social capital and crime rates in the U.K., and 2.) correlations between digital social capital and online victimization. 

Recent Professional Activities


Dr. Smith is a regular participant at the Annual Conference for the American Society of Criminology.  His current research involves: 1.) ongoing studies of urban and rural dynamics in patterns between social capital and crime rates in the U.K., 2.) correlations between digital social capital and "romance" victimization online, and 3.) illustrating spatial patterns in DMC data throughout Virginia.