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Juaneka Smith, Ph.D.

Juaneka Smith, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Criminology

  • B.S. Criminal Justice, Albany State University
  • M.S. Administration of Justice and Security, University of Phoenix
  • Ph.D. in Public Safety, Specialization in Criminal Justice, Capella University

Areas of Expertise

Dissertation Title: The Correctional Officers’ Experiences with Mentally Challenged Individuals

16 years of professional experience in law enforcement and over eight years of experience
teaching, training and mentoring new peace officers. Expertise in the experiences of the mentally ill within the criminal justice system. Currently employed as a special agent.

Academic areas of interest include: constitutional and criminal law, juvenile justice, mental health crisis intervention, and leadership and ethics in policing.

Professional Memberships:
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
National Alliance on Mental Illness
American Society of Criminology

Publications, Awards & Honors

  • Graduate, Georgia Police Corps Academy
  • Advanced Law Enforcement Certification
  • Certified Georgia Bureau of Investigation Marijuana Examiner
  • Certificates in Legal Investigations & Victim Advocacy, University of Georgia
  • Certificate in Online Teaching, Atlanta Technical College