Wayne State University
Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith

Professor

bradsith@wayne.edu

313-577-3281

3281 Faculty/Admin Building

http://clas.wayne.edu/bradsmith

Bradley Smith

Dr. Smith’s research focuses on policing, including evaluations of police initiatives, studies of citizens’ attitudes toward the police, police use of force, police-minority relations and police brutality. One major strand of my work focuses on relations between police and residents of impoverished racial/ethnic neighborhoods, with an emphasis on the social-psychological dynamics of police citizen interactions and resulting violence. In recent years I’ve partnered with the Detroit Police Department and am currently preparing to evaluate the introduction of body worn cameras in the city.

Area of Expertise

  • Police behavior
  • Police use of extra-legal force
  • Perceptions of police
  • Police-community relations

Department

Criminal Justice

School/College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences