University of Texas at San Antonio, Dept. of Criminology & Criminal Justice
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Michael R. Smith is a Professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a former municipal and county police officer whose research interests involve the use of force, racial disparities in police-civilian contacts, and violent crime. He is currently the principal investigator on four violent crime reduction projects with communities and law enforcement agencies in Texas, Washington, and Utah, including Dallas. His work has been funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and a variety of state and local governments. He has published broadly at the intersection of law, public policy, and policing for more than 25 years.
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