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Brian T. Smith, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D. Rutgers University, 2013
M.A. Rutgers University, 2006
B.S. Rutgers University, 2004

About

Dr. Smith’s research interests include crime opportunity theory, situational crime prevention, retail theft, and the abuse of pharmaceutical drugs. He also has experience in problem-oriented policing, formerly serving as a police officer in northern New Jersey.

Recently Published Books and Articles

Smith, B.T. (In Press). Shoplifting of fast-moving consumer goods: Applying the CRAVED model. Security Journal.

Smith, B.T. & Clarke, R.V. (In Press). Can we ever know the objects craved by thieves? The case of shoplifted fast-moving consumer goods. In: V. Ceccato and R. Armitage (eds.), Retail Crime—Evidence and Prevention, Series: Crime Prevention and Security Management. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Smith, B.T., & Clarke, R.V. (2015) Shoplifting of Everyday Products that Serve Illicit Drug Uses. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency,52(2) 245-269.

Smith, Brian T. & Ronald V. Clarke (2014). Shoplifting of Everyday Products that Serve Illicit Drug Uses. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. (Online first) doi:10.1177/0022427814549469.

Smith, B.T. (2014). Shoplifting. In C.J. Forsyth & H. Copes (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Deviance. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Smith, B.T. (2014). Employee Theft. In J.S. Albanese (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Smith, B.T. & Schneider, J.L. (2014). Stolen Goods Markets. In J.S. Albanese (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Smith, B. T. (2013). Differential Shoplifting Risks of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (Doctoral Dissertation). Rutgers University. 128p. http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.1/rucore10002600001.ETD.000068782

Smith, B.T. (2012). Review of the Book: Don’t Shoot:One Man, A Street Fellowship and the End of Violence in Inner-City America, by D.M. Kennedy. In J.O. Finckenaur and S. Green (Eds.), Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Book Reviews. School of Law – Newark and School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University: Newark, NJ.

Smith, B.T. (2011). Review of the Book: The Art of the Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting, by R. Shteir. In J.O. Finckenaur and S. Green (Eds.), Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Book Reviews. School of Law—Newark and School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University: Newark, NJ.

 

Courses Taught

  • CJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 201 Principles of Criminal Investigation
  • CJ 311 Criminology
  • CJ 555 Crime Prevention
  • CJ 655 Crime Prevention

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