Criminal Justice

Carter Smith





Carter F. Smith

Title: Program Administrator, 2+2 Initiative

Jones Hall 310

Telephone: 615-898-2864




Ph.D. (2010) Northcentral University

J.D. (2002) Southern Illinois, Law

B.S. (1990) Austin Peay State University

*Areas of Publication

Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Private Security, Gangs, Military, Criminal Organizations, Homeland Security, Terrorism

*Professional Experience

Criminal Intelligence & Anti-Terrorism Programs Manager, US Army Criminal Investigations (CID), Fort Campbell, KY 2004–2006

Law Clerk, Marion, IL 2000–2002

Team Chief, Gang Suppression Team, US Army CID, Fort Campbell, KY 1998-1999

Detachment Sergeant, US Army CID, Fort Campbell, KY 1996–1998

Special Agent-In-Charge, US Army CID, Camp Carroll, Korea 1995–1996

Team Chief, Economic Crimes Team, US Army CID, Fort Campbell, KY 1992–1994

Previous duties included Drug Enforcement Team Special Agent and Assistant Team Chief, General Crimes Special Agent, Evidence Custodian, Military Police Investigator, Military Police Patrolman, Desk Sergeant.

*Recent Presentations

Current and Emerging Trends in the Private Security Industry and the need for Continuing Education and Training of the Security Professional.

Military Trained Gang Members: Are They A Threat To My Neighborhood?

All grown up but still banging: What issues can we expect if they don't “age out?”

Gangs in Child Welfare.

Historical Analysis of Responses to the Gang Problem.

Gangs, Organized Crime, and Terrorism.

Gangs 2.0: Flashgangs and Flashmobs.

Gangs Invade the Ivory Tower.

Gangs in the Military.

High-Tech Gang Investigations.

Expert Witness Qualifications.

Distinguishing Gangs, Organized Crime, and Terrorism.

Gang Investigators' Perceptions of Military-Trained Gang Members.