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Mary West-Smith

Mary West-Smith

Assistant Professor

Criminology & Criminal Justice
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-2900
(970) 351-1527
Candelaria 2075B
Office Hours
MWF 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Campus Box 147
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

Victimization, corrections, criminal justice policy, prisoner reentry, inmate families

Publications/Creative Works

Pogrebin, M., West-Smith, M., Walker, A., & Unnithan, P. (July, 2014 online publication, Jan, 2015 print publication).  Employment isn’t enough: Financial obstacles experienced by ex-prisoners during the reentry process.  Criminal Justice Review.  DOI: 10.1177/0734016814540303

West-Smith, M.  (2014)  Book Review.  Survived by one: The life and mind of a family mass murderer.  Criminal Justice Review. DOI: 0.1177/0734016814523119

West-Smith, M. Pogrebin, M. & Poole, E. (2012).  Denial of parole: An inmate perspective.  In H. Copes & M. Pogrebin (Eds.) Voices from Criminal Justice: Thinking and Reflecting on the System (pp. 440-453).  New York, NY: Routledge

West-Smith, M.  (2012). Children of Incarcerated Fathers.  In C. D’Argenio, D. Owens, & J. Chin (Eds.) Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice: A Research-Based Introduction.  Flushing, NY: Looseleaf Law Publications.

Honors and Awards

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