Lindsay Renee Smith

Lindsay Renee Smith

Lindsay Renee Smith

Graduate Lecturer

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.

Content analysis of narratives from nine counties implementing the Stepping Up Initiative to reduce mental health populations in jails under the supervision of Dr. Faye Taxman. 

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

Selected Publications

Smith, L. (2019). A Book Review: Mr. Smith goes to prison: What my year behind bars taught me about America’s prison crisis. Criminal Justice Review. 

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)

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

“Hearing Their Voices: Mason Community’s Knowledge of and Perspectives on Title IX” (paper) at American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA. November 2019, with Pallie Koehn and Dr. Irvin-Erickson.

“Helping to Heal? Current Trends in Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Utilization Across Problem-Solving Courts” (paper) at Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Conference, Virtual, October 2020, with Fanni Farago.