Student Bio: Shamus Smith is a 4th year doctoral student in the criminal justice PhD program, specializing in policy, oversight, and administration. His research interests include examining female attrition rates in police academies throughout the U.S., as well as prosecutorial discretion among immigrant victims of domestic violence. Shamus holds an M.A. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College, and holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of the Pacific. In addition to his academic pursuits, he currently serves in the New Jersey National Guard, and has formerly served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a police officer with the NYPD for over 10 years, and is now an assistant inspector general for the New York City Department of Investigation, Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD.