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The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Hayden Smith

Associate Professor


Ph.D. 2007, University of Central Florida, Public affairs

M.A. 2003, University of Central Florida, Criminal justice

B.A. 1992, University of Wollongong, Education

Office: 112, Currell College
Research Interests: Health disparities in the criminal justice system, penology, jail diversion programs, criminological theory, ethnics and social justice
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Dr. Hayden Smith is presently involved in research examining self-injurious behaviors that occur within correctional settings, and other areas where the public health and criminal justice system intersect. Dr. Smith teaches courses on Corrections, Criminological Theory, Research Methods, Victimization, Social Justice & Ethics, & Sex Crimes.

Selected Publications

Smith, H. (2016). Self-injurious behavior in prison: A case study. International Journal of Offender Therarpy and Comparative Criminology, 60, 228-243.

Smith, H. P. & Power, J. (2015). Applying the dual-taxonomy of offending to self-injury: Do offenders exhibit life-course persistent self-injurious behavior? Victims & Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-Based Research, Policy, and Practice, 10, 179-213.

Ferdik, F., Smith, H. P., & Applegate, B. K. (2014). The role of emotional dissonance and job desirability in predicting correctional officer turnover intentions. Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Jurnal of Crime, Law and Society, 27, 323-343.