Justin Smith

Anspach Hall 139
(989) 774-1684
Email: smith61j@cmich.edu



  • Ph.D., University of Florida, 2009
  • M.A., Western Michigan University, 2006
  • B.S., Western Michigan University, 2003 

Areas of Teaching Expertise

  • Introduction to Social and Criminal Justice
  • Introductury Sociology
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Social Research and Analysis
  • Criminology

Research Interests

  • Development of social justice allies on college campuses, medical marijuana law in Michigan, and the causes and consequences of the war on drugs and mass incarceration.

Selected Publications

  • Gendered Pathways?: Gender, mediating factors, and substance use." Crime & Delinquency (with Rachel Bridges Whaley and Rebecca Hayes) (forthcoming)
  • "Gendered experiences: Differential ractions to risk and protective factors for substance use." Crime & Delinquency (with Rachel Bridges Whaey and Rebecca Hayes) (forthcoming)
  • "Teenage Drug and Alcohol Use: Comaring Individual and Contextual Effects." Deviant Behavior (with Rachel Bridges Whaley and Rebecca Hayes). 2011.
  • "Community Characteristics and Methamphetamine Use: A Social Disorganization Perspective." Journal of Drug Issues. (with Rachel Bridges Whaley). 2009.
  • "The Values and Control of MDMA." Contemporary Justice Review. 2007.