Lindsay Renee Smith

Lindsay Renee Smith

Lindsay Renee Smith

Graduate Research Assistant

Gender, co-occurring disorders, interpersonal violence, corrections

Lindsay Smith is a third-year doctoral student in the Criminology, Law and Society department at George Mason University. She recently earned her Master's in Criminology, Law and Society in May of 2020. Previously, she earned her B.A.s in Honor's Psychology and Sociology from the University of Missouri in May of 2018. Currently, she works as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence! (ACE!) under the direction of Dr. Faye Taxman and Dr. Danielle Rudes. Her research areas of interest include gender-based violence, community corrections, and co-occurring disorders.

Current Research

Campus-wide interviews and focus groups with students on their perceptions of changing Title IX guidelines under the supervision of Dr. Yasemin Irvin-Erickson.

A nation-wide survey of local and state problem-solving court coordinators on the utilization of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) under the supervision of Dr. Faye Taxman. 

State-wide mailed surveys to prison residents on their COVID-19 experiences, the gendered environment, and more under the supervision of Dr. Danielle Rudes.

Selected Publications

Smith, L. (2021). Getting Wrecked: An Insider’s View of the Latest Book on Female Opioid Use in Carceral Populations. DivisioNews. 

Taxman, F., Smith, L. (2020). Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Classification Models: Still Evolving. Aggression and Violent Behavior. 

Taxman, F., Smith, L., & Rudes, D. (2020). Putting a Square Into a Circle: The Story of Bootcamps—A Tribute to Doris MacKenzie’s Work. In P. Lattimore, B. Huebner, & F. Taxman (Eds.), Moving Corrections and Sentencing Forward: Building on the Record. Routledge.

Taxman, F., Smith, L., & Rudes, D. (2020). From Mean to Meaningful Probation: The Legacy of Intensive Supervision Programs. In P. Lattimore, B. Huebner, & F. Taxman (Eds.), Moving Corrections and Sentencing Forward: Building on the Record. Routledge.

Grants and Fellowships

George Mason Provost Scholarship

CHSS Graduate Research Award

CLS Summer Research Scholarship

Courses Taught

Crime Victims & Victimization (Summer 2020, Spring 2021)

Community Corrections (Summer 2021)

 

Education

M.A. Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

B.A. Psychology with Honors, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO    

B.A. Sociology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

 

Recent Presentations

“Perceptions & Attitudes of Problem-Solving Court Coordinators on Medications for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUDs)” (paper) at the American Sociological Association Annual Conference, Virtual, August 2021, with Fanni Farago, Drs. Witte, Gordon, and Taxman. 

““The most we have is through this screen”: The impact of communicative technology on women jail residents’ quality of contact and relationships” (paper) at Sociologists for Women in Society Summer Meeting, Virtual, July 2021.