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Hayden Smith

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-6538
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. (2016). Self-injurious behavior in prison: A case study. International Journal of Offender Therarpy and Comparative Criminology, 60, 228-243.

Smith, H. P. & Power, J. (2015). Applying the dual-taxonomy of offending to self-injury: Do offenders exhibit life-course persistent self-injurious behavior? Victims & Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-Based Research, Policy, and Practice, 10, 179-213.

Ferdik, F., Smith, H. P., & Applegate, B. K. (2014). The role of emotional dissonance and job desirability in predicting correctional officer turnover intentions. Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Jurnal of Crime, Law and Society, 27, 323-343.