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Dr. Carter F. Smith teaches in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, TN. He was in the U.S. Army CID for over twenty-two years, serving fifteen of those years at Fort Campbell, KY, where he identified the growing gang problem in the early 1990s and later started the Army’s first Gang & Extremist investigations team. While in the CID, Dr. Smith also provided and directed the security of several U.S. Army bases, supervised multi-national fraud and theft investigations, and conducted various criminal and cyber-crime investigations in Germany, Korea, Panama, and the United States. He investigates and researches topics like security issues caused by spontaneous gang formation, the threat to the community caused by military-trained gang members, gangs and their use of technology, and the presence of gang members in colleges and universities.

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