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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Hayden Smith

Title: Professor
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-6538
Office: Currell College, Room 112
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Hayden Smith


  • Ph.D. 2007, University of Central Florida, Public affairs
  • M.A. 2003, University of Central Florida, Criminal justice
  • B.A. 1992, University of Wollongong, Education


Dr. Hayden Smith is presently involved in research examining self-injurious behaviors that occur within correctional settings, and other areas where the public health and criminal justice system intersect. Dr. Smith teaches courses on Corrections, Criminological Theory, Research Methods, Victimization, Social Justice & Ethics, & Sex Crimes.


  • Health disparities in the criminal justice system
  • Penology
  • Jail diversion programs
  • Criminological theory
  • Ethnics and social justice


Smith, H.P., Sitren, A. H., & King, S. (2018). "A call to action" - Mental illness and self-injurious behavior occurring in jails and prisons. Journal of Health and Human Services.

Sitren, A. & Smith, H. P. (2018). Teaching criminal justice online: Current status and important considerations. The Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 28, 352-367.

Power, J., Gobeil, R., Beaudette, J. N., Ritchie, M. B., Brown, S. L., & Smith, H.P. (2016). Childhood abuse, non-suicidal self-injury, and suicide attempts: An exploration of gender differences in incarcerated adults. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 46, 745-751.

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