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.
Tony R. Smith, Michael Langenbacher, Christopher S. Kudlac & Adam Fera (forthcoming 2013). “Deviant reactions to the college pressure cooker: A test of General Strain Theory.” International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Tony R. Smith & Vaughn Crichlow (forthcoming 2013). “A cross-cultural validation of self-control theory.” International Journal of Comparative & Applied Criminal Justice.
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.