Justin SmithAnspach Hall 135​
(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

  • Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program
  • Social and Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Criminology

Research Interests

  • Causes and consequences of the war on drugs and mass incarceration.
  • Prison and sentencing reform.
  • Race and Justice.
  • Development of social justice allies on college campuses.

Selected Publications

  • Smith, Justin & Carl Huber. (forthcoming) "Colombian Criminals, Moral Whites: Reproducing & Resonating Hierarchy in US Film." Sociological Inquiry.
  • Smith, Justin (2016) "Racial Impact Statements, Knowledge-Based Criminology, and Resisting Color Blindness." Race & Justice.
  • Whaley, Rachel Bridges, Rebecca Hayes, and Justin Smith. (2016) "Differential Reactions to School Bonds, Peers, and Victimization in the Case of Adolescent Substance Use: The Moderating Effect of Sex." Crime & Delinquency.
  • Smith, Justin (2014) "Interrogating Whiteness within Criminology." Sociology Compass.
  • Whaley, Rachel Bridges, Justin Smith, and Rebecca Hayes. (2013) Gendered Pathways?: Gender, mediating factors, and substance use." Crime & Delinquency.
  • Smith, Justin, Mary Senter & J. Cherie Strachan. (2013) "Gender and White College Students' Racial Attitudes." Sociological Inquiry.
  • Smith, Justin. (2012) "Maintaining Racial Inequality through Crime Control: Mass Incarceration and Residential Segregation." Contemporary Justice Review.