Courtney Smith

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Lecturer in Criminology

School of Psychology

Department of Violence Prevention, Trauma and Criminology

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Courtney joined the University as an Associate Lecturer in March 2021, having previously gained her undergraduate degree in Law and Masters in Criminology from the University of Nottingham.

Courtney’s interests within Criminology are in the field of green criminology. Specifically, Courtney enjoys exploring the criminogenic nature of the current environmental crisis and investigating the distribution of criminal responsibility for such acts. Courtney is also interested in critically thinking about how traditional criminological theory may apply in the context of green criminology, exploring the challenges and benefits that this may bring to mainstream understandings of ‘crime’ and ‘justice’.  Courtney enjoys taking a multi-disciplinary approach to her work, drawing on expertise from a range of academic fields.


LLB(Hons) Law, 2017 – University of Nottingham

MA Criminology, 2019 – University of Nottingham

Teaching Interests

Courtney currently teaches on the following modules:


CRMN2002 – Theory, Research and Practice

CRMN 2103 - Media and Crime

CRMN 3110 – Cybercrime

CRMN 3106 – Terrorism and Extremism

Research Interests

Green Criminology

Zemiology and Social Harm

Marine Environmental Destruction

Animal Abuse

Corporate and Criminal Responsibility