Office Hours for Winter 2017 :
- Winter 2017: Thursdays 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
- Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
Crime and inequality, feminist criminology, historical research methods, organized crime, social network analysis, sociology of gender, urban sociology
Broadly, I study inequality in crime, criminal relationships, and criminal organizations. Specifically, this includes a study of women in Prohibition era organized crime networks and increasing gender inequality in structural positions over time. Andrew Papachristos (Yale University) and I research multiplexity in organized crime networks using bivariate exponential random graph models. I recently started a project on racial bias in fatal and nonfatal police shootings from 2015. I have two studies on neighborhood inequality and the relationship between gentrification and crime outcomes over time.
Smith, Chris M. and Andrew V. Papachristos. 2016. "Trust Thy Crooked Neighbor: Multiplexity in Chicago Organized Crime Networks." American Sociological Review 81(4):644-67.
Papachristos, Andrew V. and Chris M. Smith. 2014. "The Embedded and Multiplex Nature of Al Capone." Pp. 97-115 in Crime and Networks, edited by C. Morselli. New York: Routledge.
Smith, Chris M. 2014. "The Influence of Gentrification on Gang Homicides in Chicago, 1994 to 2005." Crime & Delinquency 60(4):569-91.
Papachristos, Andrew V., Chris M. Smith, Mary L. Scherer, and Melissa A. Fugiero. 2011. "More Coffee, Less Crime? The Relationship between Gentrification and Neighborhood Crime Rates in Chicago, 1991 to 2005." City & Community 10(3):215-40.