Dr. Michael W. Smith is an attorney and a Full Professor of Sociology at Saint Anselm College He is co-authoring a book on Wrongful Convictions.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
Teaching Race & Ethnicity through Service-Learning

Service learning involves experential learning that promotes a greater understanding of the content in a Race and Ethnicity.

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Statistics Don’t Bleed: Teaching Sociology of Terrorism and Genocide through Multimedia Technologies and Service Learning

Few students have had life experiences to understand and define the horrific acts of terrorism and genocide.

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Mandatory Deportation for Criminal Convictions in the United States: A Case Study Analysis of Political, Structural and Behavioral Factors

Mandatory deportation for criminal convictions by non-U.S. citizens are presented and analyzed. A case study analyzea the political, structural and behavioral factors affecting these deportation proceedings.

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Denial of Asylum: Is There Organizational Justice Under the Department of Homeland Security?

Political asylum denial rates (1998-2004) are analzyed before and after September 11, 2001 and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

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The Road to Hell: The Corruption and Malfeasance of Boston’s “Big Dig”

This paper examines from a historical and socio-political perspectives, the corruption and malfeasance of the most costly public works project in the U.S.A.: Boston "Big Dig."

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The Drama of Criminal Trials: Dramaturgy and the Voices of the Defendants, the Victims and Justice

From a sociological perspective, this author analyzes the anatomy of criminal trials as theatre where the images of lawyers' influence popular culture, justice and the voices of defendants and victims.

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The Ethnography of a Turkish Wedding: Symbolic Interaction, Ritualistic Ceremonies and Secularism

Through participant-observation at a Turkish wedding in southeastern Turkey, this ethnographic study describes and analyzes the social interactions of ritualistic ceremonies of a secular marriage.

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The Disaster of Hurricane Katrina: Malfeasance, Offical Deviance and the Failure to Serve and Protect a Community

The disaster of Hurricane Katrina was a foreseeable event. Tragically, public officials and institutions disregarded their responsibilities to protect and serve the citizens of New Orleans.

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