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Associate Professor
Eastman Hall, Room 2178

Professor Smith joined the department in the fall of 2010. He earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany where he was a Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow. His published research, often in collaboration with students, focuses on the advancement of an international and cross-cultural understanding of crime and criminal justice, the impact of firearms, and empirical tests of control and general strain theories. He has served as a consultant to the United Nations (HEUNI), the Institute for Forensic Studies at the University of Malta, and numerous law enforcement agencies and teaches a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.


LaVerne McQuiller Williams, Judy L. Porter & Tony R. Smith (2016) “Understanding Date Rape Attitudes and Behaviors: Exploring the Influence of Race, Gender and Prior Sexual Victimization.” Victims and Offenders, 11(2):173-198.

Tony R. Smith, Michael Langenbacher, Christopher S. Kudlac & Adam Fera (2013). “Deviant reactions to the college pressure cooker: A test of General Strain Theory.” International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 8(2):88-104.

Tony R. Smith & Vaughn Crichlow (2013). “A cross-cultural validation of self-control theory.” International Journal of Comparative & Applied Criminal Justice, 37(3):175-193.

Tony R. Smith & Jason D. Scott (2012). “Policing and crime prevention.” In David A. Mackey and Kristine Levan (Eds.), Crime Prevention (pp. 61-92). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Bradley R. Stevens, Tony R. Smith, Karen R. Fein, Martin Gottschalk & Gregory J. Howard (2011). “A deadly mix? An international investigation of handgun availability, drinking culture and homicide.” International Journal of Comparative & Applied Criminal Justice, 35(1): 39-51.

Tony R. Smith, Vaughn Crichlow & Steven DeStefano (2010). “Norway.” In Marcelo F. Aebi and Veronique Jaquier (Eds.), Volume 4. Crime and Punishment around the World: Europe (pp. 249-256). General Editor: Graeme R. Newman. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.