Welcome to the world
of the criminal justice system

Hayden Smith is a Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina.

Latest Publications

A Program Evaluation of a Yoga Class for Correctional Administrators and Officers, 2020 (Smith, Crawford)

Character Based Units Strategic Plan, 2016 (Smith)

Staff Inmate perceptions focus groups, 2015 (Smith)

Using PREA for Safer SCDC: A Workshop for Agency Administrators, 2014 (Smith)

Hayden Publications

The Research

This tour is based on materials developed for the Criminal Justice and Mental Health (CRJU 426) course at the University of South Carolina, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences Incubator for Teaching Innovation and the University Center for Teaching Excellence.

Teaching

This tour is based on materials developed for the Criminal Justice and Mental Health (CRJU 426) course at the University of South Carolina, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences Incubator for Teaching Innovation and the University Center for Teaching Excellence.

Acknowledgements

This tour is based on materials developed for the Criminal Justice and Mental Health (CRJU 426) course at the University of South Carolina, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences Incubator for Teaching Innovation and the university Center for Teaching Excellence.
Special thanks go to Lydia Frass for instructional design assistance, Rachel Hoke for website design and development assistance, and Nina Moreno and Christy Friend for planning and general support.

The Tour

While traditional media provides an “outside-in” perspective of crime (e.g., looking at a suspect in a police car, looking at an inmate in a cell, etc.), this virtual experience is designed to provide you an “inside-out” perspective of the criminal justice system, including police interaction, court proceedings, and incarceration.

You will have control over the experience in these 360-degree videos, so move your view around to explore. You also have the freedom to move forward or back through the video as you choose. This form of experiential learning is designed to provoke emotions in the viewer.
The criminal justice system is typically defined as police, courts, and corrections.
Remember that, if you are uncomfortable at any point in the tour, you may stop. This tour is designed to educate, rather than simply entertain.

Watch our short animated clips and find out more about what we do.

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