Dr. Brian Smith

"Shoplifting of Everyday Products that Serve Illicit Drug Uses.”
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Marvin K. Peterson Library, Upper Level


Some everyday products, particularly over-the-counter drugs, which are sold in supermarkets and other stores can produce a “high” or serve other roles in illicit drug use. This study explores whether products with known roles in drug use are shoplifted at higher rates than other products.

Biographical Information

Dr. Brian T. Smith is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven. In 2013 he received his doctoral degree from Rutgers University’s School of Criminal Justice.

Dr. Smith’s research interests include: crime opportunity theory, the decision-making of thieves, pharmaceutical drug abuse, and urban design.


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