Dr. Lance deHaven-Smith is a professor in the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Georgia, summa cum laude, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University.
In a 2006 peer-reviewed journal article, he coined the term “state crimes against democracy” (SCAD) to delineate a crime category for Watergate, Iran-Contra, Plame-gate, and other conspiracies in high office. SCAD research has been highlighted in special issues of American Behavioral Scientist (February 2010) and Public Integrity (June 2011). DeHaven-Smith’s new book, Conspiracy Theory in America, was published in April 2013 by the University of Texas Press.
In this episode of 9/11 Free Fall he talks with Andy Steele about the term "conspiracy theory" and how it's been used by the intelligence and media establishment to attack skeptical inquiries from the public into major events like 9/11.
Memo mentioned on the show:
Debunking Myths on Conspiracy Theories
Quotes on Conspiracy Theories - Updated Version - Originally Posted in 2008