Brian J. Smith
Brian SmithAnspach Hall 125
(989) 774-3428
email: smith1b@cmich.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Justice Studies, Arizona State University, 1997
  • M.A., Criminal Justice, Indiana University, 1991
  • A.B., Sociology, Colby College, 1988

Areas of Teaching expertise

  • Justice Theory
  • Penology and Corrections
  • Juvenile Delinquency/Juvenile Justice
  • Research Methods
  • Inequalities and Justice Processes

Research Interests

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Marginalized Youth and Education
  • Inequalities and Justice
  • Justice Theories and Law
  • Popular Culture and Justice

Selected Publications

  • "Dropouts and Differentiation: Understanding and Prevention" in Differentiated Instruction: University Press of America, 2012.
  • "Understanding Society: A Framework for Thinking About Adolescents and Education." In Society, Classroom, Instructional Practice, Rowman & Littlefield, 2010.
  • Smith, Deborah L. and Smith, Brian J. "Urban Educators' Voices: Understanding Culture in the Classroom." The Urban Review. 41(4):334-351, 2009.
  • "The Significance of Race: African-Americans and Criminal Justice" in Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice, 2nd ed. The Criminal Justice Collective of Northern Arizona University (eds.) Boston, Allyn & Bacon, 2008.
  • Smith, Deborah, L. and Smith, Brian J. "Perceptions of Violence: The Views of Teachers Who Left Urban Schools." The High School Journal 89 (3): 34-43, 2006.
  • "Living on the Boundaries in America: An Exploration of Marginalized Youth’s National and Legal Consciousness." Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. 3(3): 87-107, 2005.
  • "Cultural Curriculum and Marginalized Youth: An Analysis of Conflict at a Community School for Juvenile Parolees." The Urban Review 35 (4): 253-280, 2003
  • "An Interpretation of Juvenile Parolees' Gender Constructions at School." The High School Journal 85(2): 43-53, 2001.
  • "Marginalized Youth, Delinquency, and Education: The Need for Critical-Interpretative Research." The Urban Review 32(3): 293-312, 2000.
  • "Historical Injustices, Contemporary Inequalities: African-Americans and Criminal Justice," in Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice, The Criminal Justice Collective of Northern Arizona University (eds.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, pp. 71-84, 1999.