International Journal of Cyber Criminology


Editorial Advisory Board


Adam Bossler PhD USA

Dr. Adam Bossler is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia Southern University. He earned his doctorate in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. His current research focuses on examining the application of traditional criminological theories to cyber crime offending and victimization, how law enforcement responds to cyber crime, and exploring innovative correctional programs. The two federal grants that he is currently working on examine innovative and/or effective programs, services and management strategies for special needs correctional populations; and smart policing in a rural county. His most recent publications can be found in Crime & Delinquency, Youth & Society, American Journal of Criminal Justice, Policing, and Journal of Criminal Justice.


Ahmed Patel PhD Ireland

Ahmed PATEL received his MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 1978 and 1984 respectively, specialising in the theory, design, implementation and performance analysis of packet switched networks. He is a lecturer and consultant in ITC and Computer Science. His research interest covers networking and application standards, network security, forensic computing, high-speed networks, heterogeneous distributed computer systems and including distributed search engines and systems for the Web. He has been involved in various national and international R&D funded programmes such as IUN, HEIC, Teltec, Informatics, SFI, COSINE, COST, RARE, ESPRIT, VALUE, RACE, ACTS, INFOSEC, AIM, FALCONE, AGIS, TELEMATICS, INCO, etc. He is involved in lecturing at the Intensive Program on Information and Communication Security Summer and Winter Schools held in Europe on the topic of Cybercrime Investigations. He has published well-over 160 papers and co-authored two books on computer network security and one book on group communications, and co-edited a book distributed search systems for the Internet. He has been a “guest editor” for advanced topics in the subject areas of interest on numerous occasions for different journals. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the following International Journals: (i) Computer Communications, (ii) Computer Standards & Interface, and (iii) Digital Investigations. He serves as an invited external academic expert on review panels evaluating, validating and auditing academic course degree and certificate teaching and training programmes. He is a consultant, expert evaluator and reviewer of R&D proposals, technical and scientific auditor of R&D projects for the national, international and European Union funding agencies. He has presented papers on how to close the ITC digital divide as an invited guest at various conferences in the Middle East and North Africa. He is currently affiliated to the Centre for Network Planning, Department of Control Engineering, Aalborg University in Denmark and shortly he will be a Visiting Professor at Kingston University, United Kingdom.


Ana I. Cerezo PhD Spain

Ana Cerezo received her MS and PhD. in Criminal law and Criminology from University of Malaga in 1992 and 1998 respectively. Since 1993 she joined the Criminal Law Department at the University of Malaga where she is an Associate Professor. She teaches Criminal Law I; Criminal Law II and Criminology. During the academic year 2000/2001 she was Fulbright Visiting Researcher in the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, Newark, USA. She holds other positions within the field of her expertise, such as: Prof. Cerezo is Vice-Director of Institute of Criminology in University of Malaga; President of the Spanish Society of Criminological Research (SEIC); Director of the Criminological Bulletin and Member of the Scientific Commission of the International Society of Criminology (ISC). Her areas of research and specialisation span the subjects of victimology, prisons, domestic violence, cybercrime, corruption and money-laundering and seizure. She has authored and co-authored six books and published well over seventeen papers in journals and conference proceedings.


Barbara  Vettori, Ph.D. Italy

Dr. Barbara Vettori (1976), MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Cardiff University, 2004) and Ph.D. in Criminology (University of Trento, 2004), is an Assistant Professor in Criminology at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, where she teaches methodology for criminological research and statistics and techniques for crime data analysis. She is also a member of the Department of Sociology of the same University. She has 15 years of professional experience in the field of criminological research. In this time span, she took part as project manager in a variety of cross-border research and spoke at several international conferences. Her main research interests are organised and economic crime and the evaluation of related contrast policies, in particular, anti-money laundering regulation and confiscation legislation and, more recently, legislation on the disposal of confiscated assets and on criminal liability of legal entities. Since 2007, she has been member of the Informal Expert Group on Confiscation and Assets Recovery of the European Commission, DG Home Affairs and, since 2013, of the ARO Platform Subgroup on the Asset Management established by the same DG. She has also been member of the ARO Platform Subgroup on the Reuse of Confiscated Assets of the European Commission, as well as international expert for OSCE on confiscation and criminal liability of legal persons.


Bernard H. Levin, Ed.D. USA

Dr. Levin is Department Head/Social Sciences at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Virginia.  He earned degrees from Temple University, North Carolina State University, and Virginia Tech. He is a reserve police officer with full powers in the City of Waynesboro VA; since 1997 he has been Commander of the Policy and Planning Bureau. Dr. Levin is Director, Research and Development, of the Society of Police Futurists International. He is vice chairman of the Futures Working Group, a joint venture of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Society of Police Futurists International and serves as a visiting scholar at the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI Academy.  He is a member of the Traffic Law Enforcement Committee of the U. S. Transportation Research Board and the National Leadership Conference Advisory Committee of the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy as well as chairman of the Ethics Advisory Panel of the High Tech Crime Consortium.  He has led a broad range of organizations, both private and public, in social service, civil liberties, corrections, and law enforcement domains. His papers have appeared in The Police Chief, Police Research & Management, Community Services Catalyst, Journal of Higher Education, Law Enforcement Technology, Crime and Justice International, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, and numerous others.  He has presented on criminal justice topics at meetings of, among others, the World Future Society, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Southern Criminal Justice Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum.


Bernard Jouga, France

Bernard Jouga got an Engineer Degree from Supelec in 1982. He is a Professor at Supelec, and has been teaching Computer Science and Computer Networks for more than 20 years, in Supelec and in french universities. He is a former co-leader of the NISS (Networks and Information Systems Security) Supelec’s research team. He managed several projects dealing with Computer Security and had a strong partnership on Computer Forensic issues with the DGA (French equivalent of the DARPA). He is a member of the IFIP Working Group 11.9 on Digital Forensics, and was in the organizing and program commitees of SADFE 2005, the first international workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering. He is now Associate Director, Research and Industry Partnerships for the campus of Rennes of Supelec, and still involved in research in Computer Security. He is also at the head of the recently formed GIS SSI (Scientific Interest Group on Information Systems Security), gathering research teams from ENST Bretagne, IRISA and Supelec.


Catherine D. Marcum PhD USA

Catherine D. Marcum is an associate professor of Justice Studies in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her current research interests are cyber crime offending and victimization, sexual victimization, and correctional issues.


Chi Sung Laih PhD Taiwan

Chi Sung Laih is the distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University, located in Tainan, Taiwan. Besides, he is the Dean in the Department of Information Technology at Kun Shan University from August, 2005. During 1997-2003, he was selected as the chairman of the Board of Directors of Chinese Cryptology and Information Security Association (CCISA). In addition, he was the Director of Computer and Network Center, NCKU from August 1999 to July 2005. His research interests include Cryptology, Information Security, Error Control Codes and Communication Systems. Dr. Laih is a member of IEEE, ACM, IACR, and CCISA. He obtained the 1997-1998 and 1999-2000 Outstanding Research Awards from NSC, and 1999 Outstanding Talent Award from Information Month, ROC. Besides, He also received 2003 Annual Best Paper Award from JISE, and the Outstanding Contribution Award from CCISA in 2005. He was the chairman in many international conferences or workshops, including a general chair in the International Workshop on Applied PKI (IWAP) 2002, a program chair in the Asiacrypt 2003 and a general chair in the International Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering (SADFE) 2005.


Chris Magee, UK

Chris Magee MIAP CFP is the Director of Forensics, Cyber Forensics, UK. Chris has been working within the electronics and IT field for over 25 years, and during that time he has worked with a variety of processors and operating systems.  His work has involved the design and development of both hardware and software for systems using processor families from Intel, Motorola, AMD and others. He specialised for 10 years in the area of storage devices covering hard drives, optical drives and CD-ROM and the integration of these devices with systems using operating systems including DOS/Windows, RISC-OS, MAC-OS and OS-9.  Chris was involved in the development of the first multi-platform CD-ROM drive range. For the last 8 years Chris has specialised in the forensic handling of computer devices and data, carried out computer forensic investigations and analysis and provided technical support in advanced forensic techniques.  He has been responsible for training police officers and civilians from more than 12 countries in the techniques of forensic computing and analysis, whilst with Computer Forensics Ltd and since. Chris has assisted in the foundation of computer forensic laboratories in countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Turkey and The Cayman Islands, and has spoken on the subject of Forensic Computing at international conferences. Chris is trained in the use of various forensic tools including EnCase® and Cyber Examiner.  He has worked on numerous cases both prosecution and defence, including work on Operation Ore, and has appeared as an expert witness in court when required.



Craig Webber PhD UK

Craig Webber is Associate Professor of Criminology and Undergraduate Programme Director (SSPC) at the University of Southampton. Dr Webber joined Southampton in 1999 and created the first British Psychological Society accredited Criminology and Psychology degree in a Russell Group University. This has developed into one of the highest recruiting programmes in the department. Dr Webber has also been central to building the links between Criminology and Web Science, an exciting development that spans the whole University to develop research and teaching at the interface of web technology and social issues. Dr Webber’s approach to criminology is to take an integrative approach to research, drawing on as many different disciplines and research techniques as necessary to provide the most robust analysis. This involves working across disciplines and building research teams that can combine often diverse approaches and techniques. His research interests range from Criminological Theory, especially the history of its development; Youth and Crime, utilising ethnographic and qualitative methods; Psychology and Crime, especially in the application of Social Identity and Self-Categorisation theories to crime; Web Science, working at a transdisciplinary level to combine different approaches to understand the nature of the social and technological interactions as they pertain to deviancy and crime on the web.


David G. Post PhD USA

David Post is currently the I. Herman Stern Professor of Law at Temple University Law School, where he teaches intellectual property law and the law of cyberspace. He is also an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute in Washington DC, and the Co-Founder of ICANN Watch Trained originally as a physical anthropologist, Professor Post spent two years studying the feeding ecology of yellow baboons in Kenya's Amboseli National Park, and he taught at the Columbia University Department of Anthropology from 1976 through 1981. He then attended Georgetown Law Center, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1986. After clerking with then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, he spent 6 years at the Washington D.C. law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, practicing in the areas of intellectual property law and high technology commercial transactions. He then clerked again for Justice Ginsburg during her first term at the Supreme Court of the United States before joining the faculty of, first, the Georgetown University Law Center (1994 – 1997) and then the Temple University Law School (1997 – present). Professor Post is the author of Cyberlaw: Problems of Policy and Jurisprudence in the Information Age (West, 2003) (co-authored with Paul Schiff Berman and Patricia Bellia), now in its Second Edition (2004), as well as numerous articles on intellectual property, the law of cyberspace, and the application of complexity theory to Internet legal questions that have appeared in the Stanford Law Review, the Journal of Legal Studies, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Esther Dyson=s Release 1.0, the Journal of Online Law, the University of Chicago Legal Forum, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, and numerous other publications. For four years (1994 - 1998) he wrote a monthly column on law and technology (APlugging In@) for the American Lawyer, and he co-authored the monthly “On the Horizon” column for InformationWeek (with Bradford Brown) between 1998 and 2003. During 1996-1997 he conducted, along with two colleagues (Professors Larry Lessig and Eugene Volokh) the first Internet-wide online course on ACyberspace Law for Non-Lawyers@ which attracted over 20,000 subscribers. He also plays guitar, piano, banjo, and harmonica in the band “Bad Dog” and has appeared as a guest artist with the band Transistor Rodeo, and at the New York Guitar Festival. Professor Post's writings can be accessed online at



David S. Wall PhD UK

David S. Wall is Professor of Criminology at the University of Leeds, where he also conducted research and teaches in the fields of criminal justice and information technology, policing and cyberlaw.  He was formerly Professor of Criminology and Head of Applied School of Social Sciences at Durham University. Formerly the Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds, David’s specialist area of research is criminal justice and information technology an area in which he conducted many research projects and has published a wide range of articles and books. The books include Cybercrimes (Polity Press, 2007). Cyberspace Crime (ed. Ashgate/ Dartmouth, 2003), Crime and the Internet (ed. Routledge, 2001) and he co-edited The Internet, Law and Society (with Y. Akdeniz and C. Walker, Longman, 2000), he also edited two special issues of the International Review of Law, Computers and Technology on ‘E-commerce’ (Vol. 13/2, 1999) and ‘Cybercrime vs. Cyberliberties’ (Vol. 14/1, 2000). He has recently concluded research into the regulation of deviant behaviour on the internet for the AHRC. David has also published a range of books and articles within the broader field of criminal justice, including Policy Networks in Criminal Justice (ed. with M. Ryan and S. Savage, McMillan Press, 2001), The British Police: Forces and Chief Officers (with M. Stallion, Police History Society, 1999), The Chief Constables of England and Wales (Ashgate/Dartmouth, 1998), Access to Criminal Justice (ed. with R. Young, Blackstone Press, 1996), Policing in a Northern Force (with K. Bottomley, C. Coleman, D. Dixon and M. Gill, Hull University, 1991).


Dianne Martin PhD USA, UAE

C. Dianne Martin is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, the Special Assistant to the Dean and the Director of the Cyberspace Policy Institute in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at The George Washington University. She is currently on leave to Zayed University for 2 years as Dean of the College of IT, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She received a B.A. in economics and mathematics education from Western Maryland College, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, and an Ed.D. in teacher education from the George Washington University. She was Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computers and Society (SIGCAS) from 1993-2001, served as a member of the Task Force to revise the ACM Code of Professional Ethics, and was Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Recreational Software Advisory Council (RSAC), an organization that has developed an objective content labeling system to address parental concerns about inappropriate material on the internet. Her current research interests include development and evaluation of multimedia applications, ethical and social implications of computers, and internet policy issues related to content regulation, standards, e-commerce, and e-government. She is a Fellow of the ACM.


Dorothy E. Denning PhD USA

Dorothy E. Denning is a Professor in the Department of Defense Analysis and a member of the Center on Terrorism and Irregular Warfare at the Naval Postgraduate School.  Her current research and teaching encompasses the areas of conflict and cyberspace, trust and influence, terrorism and crime, and information operations and warfare.  She is author of Information Warfare and Security and has testified before the U.S. Congress on encryption policy and cyberterrorism. Dr. Denning is an ACM Fellow and recipient of the Augusta Ada Lovelace Award, the Harold F. Tipton Award, the National Computer Systems Security Award, and other security awards. She is an honorary CISSP and CISM, and was a featured security innovator in Time magazine. She received the B.A. and M.A. degrees in mathematics from the University of Michigan and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Purdue University. She has previously worked at Georgetown University, Digital Equipment Corporation, SRI International, and Purdue University.


Fawn T. Ngo PhD USA

Fawn T. Ngo is an Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, USA. Dr. Ngo received her B.A. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine, her M.S. in Criminal Justice from the California State University, Long Beach, and her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. Prior to her arrival at USFSM, Dr. Ngo was the Associate Academic Director for the Master Criminal Justice Distance Learning Program at the University of Cincinnati and Research Associate at the Westminster Police Department in Orange County, California. Dr. Ngo’s areas of interest include criminological theory, interpersonal violence, actuarial risk assessment, and evaluative research. Her work has appeared in Justice Quarterly, Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Criminal Justice, Victims & Offenders: The International Journal of Evidence-Based Research, Policy, and Practice, International Journal of Cyber Criminology, American Journal of Criminal Justice, and Journal of Criminology. Dr. Ngo received the Outstanding Professor Award and the Excellence in Research Award in 2014 and 2015, respectively, from the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.



George E. Higgins PhD USA

George E. Higgins is a Professor in the Department of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He received his Ph.D. in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2001. His research interests are testing criminological theories, advanced quantitative methods, Internet behaviors, and criminal justice organizations. His most recent publications appear in Criminal Justice Studies, Deviant Behavior, Youth and Society, and Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice.


Georgios A. Antonopoulos PhD UK

Georgios A. Antonopoulos obtained his PhD from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy of Durham University in the UK. He is currently Professor of Criminology at the School of Social Sciences and Law, Teesside University in the UK. His teaching and research interests include the criminality, criminalization and victimization of minority ethnic groups, qualitative research methods, (online) illegal markets and ‘organised crime’. He has conducted research for the local authorities in Britain, the British Police, the British Ministry of Justice and the European Commission. His articles have appeared in the British Journal of Criminology, European Journal of Criminology, Trends in Organised Crime, Global Crime, and Crime, Law & Social Change. He is an associate of the Cross-Border Crime Colloquium, and member of the editorial boards of the journals International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, Trends in Organised Crime and Global Crime. In 2009 he received the European Society of Criminology ‘Young Criminologist Award’.


Gillian Dempsey, PhD Australia

Gillian Dempsey is an Australian Barrister-at-Law. She holds a PhD from the Australian National University in the area of the economics of regulation of intellectual property in information technology artefacts. Dr Dempsey is the author of many papers on the regulation of information technology and its use, including publications in Managerial and Decision Economics and Law and Society. She is the co-author of Electronic Theft: Unlawful Acquisition in Cyberspace. Dr Dempsey principally practices in Intellectual Property law; Corporate Insolvency Law and complex civil fraud.


 Gráinne Kirwan  PhD Ireland

Dr. Gráinne Kirwan is a lecturer, researcher and author in the area of cyberpsychology. She is a lecturer in psychology in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Dun Laoghaire, Ireland and has previously used a career break to work as an Associate Professor in HELP University, Malaysia. She has co-authored / co-edited three books on cybercrime and cyberpsychology. She is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). She sits on the committee of the PSI Special Interest Group in Media, Art and Cyberpsychology and is on the editorial board of the journal 'Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Media'. She has been awarded over €700,000 in funding from organisations including the Irish Research Council, Enterprise Ireland, and the IOTI. In IADT, she teaches on both the BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology and the MSc in Cyberpsychology. Modules include Introduction to Cyberpsychology and Introduction to Forensic Psychology (at undergrad level) and Psychology of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence and Computer Mediated Communication (at postgrad level), along with research project supervision for undergraduate, masters and doctoral level students. Her areas of interest are: Cyberpsychology, Forensic Psychology, Psychology of Virtual Reality and Cyber Criminology.


Gregor Urbas PhD Australia

Dr Gregor Urbas is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the Australian National University (ANU), where he teaches in Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence and Intellectual Property.  He has held research positions in Australia and Europe, and in 2006 he is working at the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) as High Tech Crime Research Analyst, liaising with the Australian High Tech Crime Centre (AHTCC) hosted by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).  He is co-author, with Russell Smith and Peter Grabosky, of the book Cyber Criminals on Trial, Cambridge University Press 2004, which has recently been recognized by a Distinguished Foreign Book Award from the American Society of Criminology (ASC). Dr Urbas’ most recent publication is a chapter co-written with Peter Grabosky in Cybercrime and Jurisdiction: A Global Survey (ed. Bert-Jaap Koops and Susan W. Brenner), Information and Technology Law Series no.11, TMC Asser Press, The Hague, 2006.


Henry Pontell, PhD USA

Henry N. Pontell is Professor of criminology, law and society and of sociology at the University of California, Irvine. He has written on numerous topics in criminology, criminal justice, and law and society, including white-collar and corporate crime, medical fraud, financial crime, punishment and corrections, deviance and social control, crime seriousness, and more recently, identity fraud, cyber crime, and major financial debacles. He has served as vice president of the American Society of Criminology, and the president and vice-president of the Western Society of Criminology. His books include: A Capacity to Punish: The Ecology of Crime and Punishment (1984), Social Deviance (5th Ed., 2005), Prescription for Profit: How Doctors Defraud Medicaid (1993), Profit Without Honor: White-Collar Crime and the Looting of America (4th Ed. 2007), Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis (1997), Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honor of Gilbert Geis (2001, and The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime (2006). In 2001 he received the Albert J. Reiss, Jr. Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association, and the Donald R. Cressey Award for lifetime contributions to the study, detection, and prevention of white-collar crime from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is currently the Editor of the Masters Series in Criminology (Prentice Hall).


Ibrahim Baggili, PhD USA

Ibrahim “Abe” Baggili is an internationally recognized expert in cyber security and digital forensics. He is Elder Family Chair, Assistant Dean, and Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department, Tagliatela College of Engineering, University of New Haven, USA. He is the founder and co-director of the University of New Haven’s Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group, USA. The group, which includes student researchers, found liabilities in popular apps, including WhatsApp and Viber, that affected more than 1.5 billion users, garnering significant international media coverage. Its National Security Foundation-funded research showed that they could break into virtual reality systems – the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift – and alter what happened once they got in. Dr. Baggili works regularly with law enforcement on digital forensics to help solve crimes, and he created the Artifact Genome Project, a digital information resource for law enforcement. His work has been supported by the National Security Agency and the MITRE Corporation, which funded a project entitled “Survey for Automation of Child Abuse Investigations.” He received his Ph.D., master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in computer information technology from Purdue University, where he was a researcher at its Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) and its Cyber Forensics Laboratory. Before arriving at the University of New Haven in 2013, he was an assistant professor at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and director of the Advanced Cyber Forensics Research Laboratory, the first cyber forensics lab in the Arab region. The former editor-in-chief for the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law, Dr. Baggili investigated and co-authored “A Method and a Case Study for the Selection of the Best Available Tools for Mobile Device Forensics Using Decision Analysis,” which was published in Digital Investigation. He won the best paper award for “File Detection on Network Traffic Using Approximate Matching” at the International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. Named to Connecticut Magazine’s “40 under 40” Class of 2018, a list of high-achievers under the age of 40 who stand out in their fields, Dr. Baggili mentors undergraduate and graduate researchers and the University’s hacking team. The team was a finalist in the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition and placed second at the CyberSeed competition at UConn. He’s also the principal investigator on the GenCyber Agent Academy – funded by the NSA and NSF – a summer academy for middle and high school students to encourage interest in the STEM fields.


Jayne A. Hitchcock USA

Jayne A. Hitchcock is an author and internationally recognized cyber crime expert who volunteers on cases to police departments internationally, the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, and National Center for Victims of Crime. She is president of WHOA (Working to Halt Online Abuse) at, the oldest all-volunteer online organization that helps adult cyberstalking victims, as well as president of WHOA-KTD (Kids/Teen Division) at Jayne has been on the faculty of the University of Maryland University College since 1996 and writes for several magazines, including Laptop, Naval History, and Link-UP. She has been featured frequently in the media, including CNN, People magazine, International Herald Tribune, Hindustani Times, New York Times and TIME magazine. Her latest book is NET CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS- 2nd Edition.



Johnny Nhan PhD USA

Johnny Nhan is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Texas Christian University. He has written on a variety of cyber and high-tech crime related topics, ranging from online piracy to legal issues associated with cyberspace. His main area of research interest focuses on structural and cultural issues in policing the Internet by private industry, law enforcement, and the general public.




Dr. Agustina is Professor of Criminal Law at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain and Consultant in Molins & Silva, Criminal Defense, where he advises on the defense (or accusation) of individuals in criminal cases and in the preventive defense of companies through compliance programs. Previously he worked as a substitute Magistrate in the Audiencia Provincial of Barcelona (2010-13). He is the Director of the Criminal Law Area of ​​the UIC and the Coordinator of the Master in Legal, Forensic and Criminological Psychopathology and director of the Master in Cybercrime and of several programs of continuous training in compliance matters. He has been Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, Pace Law School, Rutgers School of Law and Texas State University. He is the Author of more than 30 articles in indexed journals of recognized prestige and three monographs. He currently directs the Criminological and Criminal News Collection His teaching experience, presentations and lectures cover a range of varied fields and topics, such as Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Cybercrime, Cybervictimization and Environmental Criminology.


Joseph Migga Kizza PhD USA

Dr. Joseph Migga Kizza received his B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science in 1975 from Makerere University , Kampala, Uganda , M.S. in Computer Science in 1980 from California State University, USA, MA in Mathematics from University of Toledo, Ohio, USA in 1985 and a PhD in Computer Science in 1989 from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Dr. Kizza has been with the department of Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga , Tennessee from 1989 were he is doing teaching and research in Social computing, Operating Systems, Computer Network Security, and Computer Forensics. Dr. Kizza has organized a number of workshops and conferences on Computer Ethics, producing proceedings and has published several books on computer ethics and network security and cyberethics. He was appointed a UNESCO expert in Information Technology in 1994.



Jung-Shian Li PhD Taiwan

Jung-Shian Li joined National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, in the spring of 1999 in the department of electrical engineering. Now, he is a professor in the same department. He graduated from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan, with a BSc degree in electrical engineering in 1990, and a MSc in 1992. In 1998, he obtained his PhD at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He teaches communications courses and his research interests include QoS, network performance and traffic management. He is currently involved in funded research projects dealing with network security testbed, common criteria, intrusion prevention system, performance in router active queue management, and IP QoS architectures. He is the director of information and communication security research and development center, NCKU. He has authored or co-authored over 40 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of IEEE and an associate editor of international journal of communication systems, Wiley.


Justin W. Patchin PhD USA

Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D. is a Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and his B.S. in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He has presented on various topics relating to juvenile justice, school violence, policy and program evaluation, and online victimization at academic conferences and training seminars across the United States. His recent book, The Family Context of Childhood Delinquency (2006, LFB Scholarly Publishing), explores the role of parenting in the prevention and intervention of serious delinquent behaviors of children. He has also published in a number of academic journals, including Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Western Criminology Review, and other academic journals.


Kimberly Young PhD USA

Dr. Kimberly Young has been touted, “the world’s foremost Cyber-Psychologist” and is an internationally known expert on Internet addiction and online behavior. Founded in 1995, she serves as the executive director of the Center for Online Addiction and travels nationally conducting workshops and seminars on the impact of online relationships on individuals, couples, and families. She is the author of Caught in the Net, the first book to address Internet addiction, translated in six languages, and Tangled in the Web, the first book to address online sex addiction and infidelity. She is a professor at St. Bonaventure University, has published over 25 articles on the impact of online abuse, and served as an expert witness regarding her pioneer research including testimony for the Child Online Protection Act Congressional Committee.  Her work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including The New York Times, The New Yorker, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, CNN, Good Morning America, and ABC’s World News Tonight. In 2004 and in 2001, she received the Psychology in the Media Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and in 2000, she received the Alumni Ambassador of the Year Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo  PhD USA / Australia

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo holds the Cloud Technology Endowed Professorship in the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Cyber Security and Forensics at the University of South Australia, Australia. He serves on the editorial board of Computers & Electrical Engineering, Cluster Computing, Digital Investigation, IEEE Access, IEEE Cloud Computing, IEEE Communications Magazine, Future Generation Computer Systems, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, PLoS ONE, Soft Computing, etc. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South Australia, and was a Visiting Expert at INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, Singapore (Nov 2015 –Feb 2016), and a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Rutgers School of Criminal Justice and PARC (Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated) in 2009. His research interests include cyber and information security and digital forensics. He has co-edited 7 books, and (co)authored a book entitled “Secure Key Establishment” published in Springer’s “Advances in Information Security” book series, and a book entitled “Cloud Storage Forensics” published by Syngress/Elsevier (Forewords written by Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist and Chair of the Electronic Evidence Specialist Advisory Group, Senior Managers of Australian and New Zealand Forensic Laboratories). He also serves as the Special Issue Guest Editor of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (2017), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (2016), Computers & Electrical Engineering (2017), Digital Investigation (2016), Future Generation Computer Systems (2016, 2018), IEEE Cloud Computing (2015), IEEE Network (2016), IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (2017), IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (2017), Journal of Computer and System Sciences (2017), Multimedia Tools and Applications (2017), Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (2017), Pervasive and Mobile Computing (2016), Wireless Personal Communications (2017), etc. He was a Keynote Speaker at the 2017 ACM CCS International Workshop on Managing Insider Security Threats, IEEE International Conference on Smart Cloud 2017, 2017 International Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Trustworthiness in Medical Cyber-Physical Systems, 2017 SecureComm Workshop on Security and Privacy in the Internet Of Things, SERENE-RISC Spring 2016 Workshop, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems, etc. He was named the Cybersecurity Educator of the Year – APAC in 2016, and he and his team won the Digital Forensics Research Challenge 2015 organized by Germany's University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He is also the recipient of the ESORICS 2015 Best Paper Award, 2014 Highly Commended Award by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency, 2008 Australia Day Achievement Medallion, and British Computer Society's Wilkes Award in 2008. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Kyung-shick Choi PhD USA

Dr. Choi is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, USA. He teaches cybercrime, white-collar crime, criminal justice research methods, and statistics courses. He earned his B.S in criminal justice from the college of criminal justice at Northeastern University and M.S. in criminal justice from Boston University. He received his PhD in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He facilitates the UN Virtual Forum against Cybercrime and also teaches cybercrime course at Boston University as an instructor. Dr. Choi’s primary research interest is cybercrime, with a broad focus on computer crime issues, causation, and motivation of cyber-criminals. His journal article publications appear in the International Journal of Cyber Criminology, Women and Criminal Justice, British Journal of Community Justice, Korean Association of Criminal Psychology, and Korean Institute of Criminology. His recently published book (2010), is titled Risk Factors in Computer Crime. Dr. Choi is currently writing a comprehensive textbook on cybercrimes and conducting related research for that project.


Liz Butterfield, New Zealand

Liz Butterfield MNZM founded and managed New Zealand’s Internet Safety Group, and its NetSafe programme (, until April 2006. She is now Managing Director of Hector’s World Ltd (, NetSafe’s initiative to teach very young children about safety and security online.Ms Butterfield has helped build strong networks for cybercrime prevention by initiating the NetSafe National Symposium in 2002 and chairing the NetSafe international conference in Auckland 2003 (both done in partnership with the NZ Police and the University of Auckland), and by serving on the Committee of an international conference on cybersafety/security held at the University of Oxford in 2005. Ms Butterfield co-wrote the NetSafe Kit for Schools (now best practice for all New Zealand schools and adapted for all British schools) and co-developed an online course “Online Security in a Connected World” that will be launched in June 2006. She has given  presentations across New Zealand and in the Pacific, Australia, the US and Britain.  She has written many articles for New Zealand professional journals including the Commissioner for Children’s Newsletter, Ten One (Police), and NZ Security Magazine, as well as for the American Journal of School Violence and the British Institute of the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) Journal. She wrote a chapter on cybersafety for a book e-Learning Communities, edited by Dr Kwok-Wing Lai (2005). In 2003, she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the community, especially in the field of Internet safety.


P. Madhava Soma Sundaram PhD India

Dr. P. Madhava Soma Sundaram (Madhavan) is a Professor at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. He holds Masters and PhD degrees in Criminology from the University of Madras. Earlier he has worked for the Government of India to develop its policies on Juvenile Delinquency and substance abuse prevention by Implementing its laws through National, Regional and State level consultations; working with National/state level NGOs by creating a network among themselves for urban crime prevention and Designed, implemented and evaluated capacity building programmes for Criminal Justice Professionals and civil society. Starting his career as a lecturer in criminology in 1992, he has authored many books, articles and monographs. In his long career in criminology, he has picked up a few honours and awards, like ISC-Prof. S. S. Srivastava Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research in Criminology (2009); Fellow of the Indian Society of Criminology (FISC); Invited Member, Sub Committee on Child Protection for eleventh Plan by the Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission, Chennai; Invited Member, Sub Committee on Child Protection for eleventh Plan by the Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission, Chennai; and Invited as an Expert for the National Conference on Tsunami Risk management by NDMA. His areas of academic proficiency are Juvenile Justice, Psychology of Crime and Delinquency, Cyber Criminology, Victimology, and Crime Prevention.


Majid Yar PhD UK

Dr. Yar is an independent Scholar: researcher, writer, editor and consultant. He was formerly a Professor of Sociology at University of Hull. Earlier he was a Senior lecturer at the School of Criminology, Education and Social Work, Keele University, Staffordshire. He studied at the University of York, UK, where he obtained a BA in sociology and an MA in the Sociology of Contemporary Culture. He went on to complete a PhD at Lancaster University, in the area of critical social theory. He was subsequently employed at Lancaster, first as a Research Associate, and then as Lecturer in Criminology and later joined SPSSR of University of Kent as Lecturer in Criminology in January 2005. His research interests and activities span disciplines, with published work in the areas of social and political theory, continental philosophy, cultural analysis, and philosophy of social science, in addition to his criminological work. His current research focuses on the following areas: 1. Crime and the Internet; 2. Intellectual property crimes and the criminalisation of cultural flows, especially in the context of the 'information society'; 3. Criminological and social theory; 4. Crime and popular culture, especially Hollywood films. His work in recent years has mainly centred around crime and the Internet, culminating in a recently completed book, entitled 'Cybercrime and Society', which is published by Sage in 2006.


Marcus Rogers, PhD USA

Dr. Marc Rogers, CISSP, CCCI is the Chair of the Cyber Forensics Program in the Dept. of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University. He is an Associate Professor and also a research faculty member at the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS).  Dr. Rogers was a senior instructor for (ISC)2, the international body that certifies information system security professionals (CISSP), is a member of the quality assurance board for (ISC)2’s SCCP designation, and is Chair of the Law, Compliance and Investigation Domain of international Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) committee. He is a former police detective who worked in the area of fraud and computer crime investigations.  Dr. Rogers sits on the editorial board for several professional journals and is a member of various national and international committees focusing on digital forensic science and digital evidence. He is the author of numerous book chapters, and journal publications in the field of digital forensics and applied psychological analysis. His research interests include applied cyber forensics, psychological digital crime scene analysis, and cyber terrorism.


Marjie T. Britz PhD USA

Dr. Marjie T. Britz is a professor of criminal justice at Clemson University. She holds a bachelors of science in forensic science from Jacksonville State University, a masters of science in police administration, and a doctorate of philosophy in criminal justice from Michigan State University. She has published extensively in the areas of computer crime, organized crime, and the police subculture. She has acted as a consultant to a variety of organizations, and provided training to an assortment of law enforcement agencies. In addition, she has served on editorial and supervisory boards in both academic and practitioner venues. Her latest works, Computer Forensics and Cybercrime: An Introduction and Organized Crime: An International Approach are currently available from Prentice-Hall. In addition, her text, Criminal Evidence, will be available from Allyn & Bacon in the spring.


Maura Conway PhD Ireland

Dr. Maura Conway is a Professor at the School of Law & Government at Dublin City University where she teaches on the MA programmes in International Relations and International Security & Conflict Studies. Previously, she was a Teaching Fellow in the School of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and was awarded her PhD from the Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Her research interests are in the area of terrorism and the Internet. She is particularly interested in cyber terrorism and its portrayal in the media, and the functioning and effectiveness of terrorist Web sites. Along with a number of book chapters, Maura has also published in First Monday, Current History, the Journal of Information Warfare, and elsewhere.


Mikhail Atallah PhD USA

Mikhail ("Mike") Atallah did his graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University from 1979 to 1982, obtaining the M.S. degree in 1980 and the Ph.D. degree in 1982.  He joined the Computer Science Department at Purdue University in 1982, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1986, to Full Professor in 1989, and to Distinguished Professor in 2004.  His current interests are in information security (in particular, software security, protocols, watermarking, and intrusion detection).  He received a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National  Science Foundation in 1985. A Fellow of the IEEE, he has served on the editorial boards of many top journals (including SIAM Journal on Computing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, Journal of Parallel and  Distributed Computing, etc) and on the program committees of many top  conferences (including the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Workshop, the ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems, the ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies, the International World Wide Web Conference, the IEEE Conference  on E-Commerce Technology, the ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management, the ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, etc). He was Keynote and Invited Speaker at many national and international meetings, a speaker in the Distinguished Lecture Series of six top Computer Science Departments, and a panelist at the National Cybercrime Conference held in 2002 at the John Marshall Law School in  Chicago.  He was selected in 1999 as one of the best teachers in the history of Purdue University and included in Purdue's Book of Great Teachers, a permanent wall display of Purdue's best teachers past and present.  He is a co-founder of Arxan Technologies Inc.


Monika T. Whitty PhD Australia / UK

Professor Monica Whitty is a cyberpsychologist, whose research over the last 15 years has focused on the ways individuals behave in cyberspace. She is presently a Professor of Human Factors in Cyber Security at University of Melbourne, Australia and WMG, International Manufacturing Centre, University of Warwick, United Kingdom. Her work, in particular, examines: identities created in cyberspace, online security risks as well as detecting and preventing cybercrimes (e.g., mass-marketing fraud, insider threats). Professor Whitty previously held a Chair at the University of Leicester (2010-2016). Prior to working at Leicester she held full-time academic posts at Nottingham Trent University (2007-2010); Queen's University Belfast (2003-2007), University of Western Sydney (1998-2003) and Macquarie University (1995-1996). Professor Whitty is first author of 'Cyberpsychology: The study of individuals, society and digital technologies' (Wiley, 2017) with Garry Young and 'Truth, Lies and Trust on the Internet' (2009, Routledge) with Adam Joinson. She is the author of over 100 publications, given over 25 invited and keynote lectures and has supervised over 50 Masters and doctoral students. Projects led by Professor Whitty include those funded by: research councils (e.g., Australian Criminology Research Council, British Academy, ESRC, EPSRC, Nuffield), defence (e.g., dstl) and government and industry (e.g., National Fraud Authority, National Media Museum,, RSVP). She has also worked as a co-researcher funded on projects by government (e.g., CPNI, Technology Strategy Board).



Mourad Debbabi PhD Canada

Mourad Debbabi is a Full Professor and the Associate Director of the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering at Concordia University. He is also a Concordia Research Chair Tier I in Information Systems Security. He holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in computer science from Paris-XI Orsay, University, France. He published more than 80 research papers in international journals and conferences on computer security, formal semantics, mobile and embedded platforms, Java technology security and acceleration, cryptographic protocol specification, design and analysis, malicious code detection, programming languages, type theory and specification and verification of safety-critical systems. In the past, he served as Senior Scientist at the Panasonic Information and Network Technologies Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, USA; Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of Laval University, Quebec, Canada; Senior Scientist at General Electric Corporate Research Center, New York, USA; Research Associate at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, California, USA; and Permanent Researcher at the Bull Corporate Research Center, Paris, France.


Nimrod Kozlovski  PhD Israel

Dr. Nimrod Kozlovski is a researcher, lecturer and consultant in the fields of internet and information law and information security. He received his doctor degree in law (J.S.D) from Yale Law School and conducted his Post-Doc research in computer science as an associate in the computer science department at Yale University.  Dr. Kozlovski consults to start-ups, high-tech companies and governmental bodies and serves in the advisory board of several technological companies.  He is the author of the book "The Computer and the Legal Process" (Israeli Bar Association Press, 2000), co-editor of the forthcoming book on Computer Crimes (NYU Press, 2006, ed: Jack Balkin et el.) and numerous articles on the Internet and privacy law, computer crimes, computer search and seizure and electronic evidence. He was an Adjunct Professor for CyberCrime at New York Law School and is currently a lecturer in cyberlaw and e-commerce at Tel-Aviv University. After receiving his LL.B. and LL.M. degrees with honors from Tel-Aviv University, he clerked for Hon. Gavriel Kling, Tel-Aviv District Court, and later for Hon. Dr. Michael Cheshin of the Israeli Supreme Court. He is a fellow of the Information Society Project since 2002 and an editor of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy (IJCLP).


Orly Turgeman Goldschmidt  PhD Israel

Dr. Orly Turgeman Goldschmidt is a lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She holds a PhD from the Hebrew University (2002) in Sociology. Her main research interest is computer hackers. Dr. Turgeman-Goldschmidt is the author of papers on computer hackers. Her research interests include computer crime, hacking, digital culture and gender differences in language.


Peter Grabosky PhD Australia

Peter Grabosky is a Professor in the Regulatory Institutions Network, Research School of Social Sciences, at the Australian National University. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University, and has written extensively on criminal justice and public policy. His general interests are in computer crime and in policing. He is interested specifically in how non-governmental institutions may be harnessed in furtherance of public policy. He was previously Deputy Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology, and has held a number of visiting appointments, including Russell Sage Fellow in Law and Social Science at Yale Law School  (1976-78); Visiting Professor, Institute of Comparative Law in Japan, Chuo University (1993); the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI) (1995) and the Chinese People’s Public Security University (1995).   He was rapporteur for the Workshop on Crimes Related to the Computer Network at the Tenth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, Vienna, 2000. He is co-author of numerous books and articles, including        Crime in The Digital Age, (with Russell G Smith)  (Federation Press, 1998);         Cyber Criminals on Trial (with Russell G Smith and Gregor Urbas) (Cambridge University Press, 2004) (Winner of the Best book award of the Division of Internatinal Criminlogy of American Society of Criminology) ; and Electronic Theft: Unlawful Acquisition in Cyberspace (with Russell G Smith and Gillian Dempsey) (Cambridge University Press,  2001). From 1998 to 2002 he was President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology. From 2001-2005 he was Deputy Secretary General of the International Society of Criminology.


Philip Attfield PhD USA   

Philip Attfield is the President,  Northwest Security Institute (NWSI), at Washington. Attfield is active within the high technology community and is a member of several corporate technical and business strategy advisory boards. Previously a Boeing Associate Technical Fellow employed within the Mathematics and Computing Technology division of Boeing Phantom Works, Mr. Attfield lead a substantial team of security experts engaged in the development of a scalable, dynamic authorization framework. Attfield acted as consultant and expert witness on behalf of both the FBI and US Department of Justice where he participated in several phases of investigation and prosecution of a complex, multi-national cyber-crime. He is recognized within the international law enforcement community and has facilitated G-8 conference workshops on Crime in Cyberspace for discussions addressing data retention. Attfield has testified before government committees and has contributed to international cyberspace privacy and security policy and legislation. Attfield was a founder of Signal 9 Solutions and acted as its CEO until January 2000, at which time the company was sold to Signal 9 Solutions pioneered personal firewalls and produced the world's first Common Criteria certified product of its kind. Attfield holds both M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University at Kingston, Canada.


Robert G. Morris  PhD USA

Robert Morris is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. He completed his Ph.D. from Sam Houston State University in Criminal Justice. His research interests include computer crime and digital piracy, identity theft, cyber deviance, white-collar crime, criminological theory and quantitative statistics. Dr. Morris is currently researching the etiology of computer crime and digital piracy in addition to the study of white-collar crime over the life course.


Roderic Broadhurst  PhD Australia

Prof. Roderic Broadhurst is a Professor and Head of Justice Studies at the  Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Professor Broadhurst was formerly with the Department of Sociology, and Fellow of Centre for Criminology, University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD in Criminal Justice from the School of Law, University of Western Australia and an MPhil from the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University. He is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Criminology, Honourary Professor University of Hong Kong and an Honourary Research Fellow, Crime Research Centre, UWA. He is founding editor of the Asian Journal of Criminology (Springer). Professor Broadhurst has expertise in risk assessment, recidivism and criminal careers, sex offending, ethnicity and crime, measurement of crime and criminal behaviour.  His recent research has focused on cyber crime, death investigation and lethal violence, crime victimisation and trans-national crime.  He has 30 years experience in the field of criminal justice.


Russell Smith PhD Australia

Dr Russell G. Smith has qualifications in law, psychology, and criminology from the University of Melbourne and a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Laws, King’s College, University of London.  He practised as a solicitor for a number of years before becoming a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Melbourne in 1990.  He then took up a position at the Australian Institute of Criminology where he is now Principal Criminologist.  He also heads the Institute’s Global Economic and Electronic Crime Program and has carried out research and published extensively on aspects of computer crime, fraud control, and professional regulation. His latest book ‘Cyber Criminals on Trial’ (Cambridge University Press 2004), jointly authored with Peter Grabosky and Gregor Urbas, was awarded the Distinguished Book Award of the American Society of Criminology's Division of International Criminology in 2005.


Sameer Hinduja PhD USA

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and his B.S. in Criminal Justice (with a minor in legal studies) from the University of Central Florida Honors College. His research largely involves the integration of social science and computer science perspectives, and the application of criminological theory to high-tech deviance. His book, Music Piracy and Crime Theory, explores the extent to which traditional criminological theories are able to explain nontraditional offending. His work has also appeared in the journals Policing, Police Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Security Journal, and Ethics and Information Technology. Hinduja’s primary research interest involves studying computer-related criminality and deviance.  He has published his research in a variety of criminal justice, information technology, and security-related academic journals, and has lectured extensively on the need to integrate social science and computer science when addressing high-tech crime.


Sam McQuade PhD USA

Sam McQuade is the Cross-Disciplinary Graduate Program Coordinator at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  He is a former Air National Guard security officer, deputy sheriff and police officer, organizational change consultant, National Institute of Justice Program Manager for the U.S Department of Justice, and Study Director for the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council at the National Academies of Sciences.  He holds a Doctoral Degree in Public Policy from George Mason University, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington.  Currently Professor McQuade teaches and conducts research at RIT in areas inclusive of computer crime, security technology administration, and career options in technology-oriented societies.  Dr. McQuade is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies located in Washington, D.C., which now offers through RIT a Masters Degree in counterterrorism administration studies. His new textbook titled, Understanding and Managing Cybercrime, was published by Allyn & Bacon/Pearson Education in November of 2005.


Seymour E. Goodman PhD USA

Seymour (Sy) E. Goodman is Professor of International Affairs and Computing, jointly at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He serves as Co-Director of both the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) and the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP). Prof. Goodman is Contributing Editor for International Perspectives for the Communications of the ACM, and has served with many government, academic, professional society, and industry advisory and study groups. His research pursuits have taken him to all seven continents and over 80 countries. Prof. Goodman was an undergraduate at Columbia University, where he started as an aspiring English major, and obtained his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, where he worked on problems of applied mathematics and mathematical physics.


Steven M. Abrams USA

Steve Abrams, M.S. is a licensed Private Investigator in South Carolina and New York. Steve has over 25 years of experience in the computer industry.   Steve received his B.A. in Computer Science and Psychology from Allegheny College, and a M.S. from Columbia University in New York.  Steve is currently in his third and final year of study for a Juris Doctor degree from the Charleston School of Law in Charleston, SC.  Steve received his initial law enforcement computer forensics training at the North Carolina Justice Academy and additional computer forensics training at the RCFG’s George Mason University training symposia, (GMU2002, GMU2003) and via AccessData Corporation’s Advanced Windows Forensics Certification. Steve is qualified as an expert to recover and prepare evidence from all manner of computers and other electronic devices that feature digital storage capabilities. He provides expert analysis of computer systems and computer crime investigation services for the law enforcement, legal, and corporate communities and has investigated over 250 cases representing a mixture of corporate civil investigations and criminal investigations with various state and federal law enforcement agencies. Steve has been qualified in court as a computer forensics expert in South Carolina and North Carolina and has assisted the US Secret Service, FBI, and SLED to secure and analyze computer forensic evidence. Steve has recently published two scholarly articles on computer forensics, one for the New York State Bar Association Journal and the other for a national journal of the Private Investigation industry.  He regularly teaches seminars on computer forensics and computer law for law enforcement agencies and the legal community.


Thomas J. Holt, Ph. D. USA

Dr. Thomas J. Holt is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the Michigan State University specializing in computer crime, cybercrime, and technology.  His research focuses on computer hacking, malware, and the role that technology and the Internet play in facilitating all manner of crime and deviance.  He works with computer and information systems scientists, law enforcement, businesses, and technologists to understand and link the technological and social elements of computer crime.  Dr. Holt has been published in academic journals including Deviant Behavior and the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, and has presented his work at various computer security and criminology conferences.


Vladimir Golubev, PhD Ukraine

Dr. Vladimir A. Golubev  is Founder and Director of the Computer Crime Research Center (CCRC), professor at the Criminal process and criminalistics department of the Zaporizhzhya National University "ZNU" independent expert, member of the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council, member of the UN "Prevention of crimes and criminal justice" program(ISPAC, member of International Police Association. He has more than 12 years experience of scientific teaching work, he is the author of eight books, over 110 journal articles and book chapters, and numerous conference papers. His area of research is organizational legal problems of counteraction to computer crime and cyberterrorism, issues of cybercrime investigation.


Whitney DeCamp PhD USA

Dr. Whitney DeCamp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Kercher Center for Social Research at Western Michigan University. His degrees include a B.S. in Criminal Justice from York College of Pennsylvania (2004), an M.S. in Administration of Justice from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (2005) and a Ph.D. in Criminology from University of Delaware (2009). Dr. DeCamp's research interests primarily include criminology, research methodology, statistics, intellectual property issues, video games, the media, sociology of the Internet, and technology and society. In addition to these areas, he also has been involved in a wide range of research projects in other substantive areas, and enjoys the challenges of applying his quantitative training to research in areas of interest other than his own. One particularly longstanding interest is in the area of intellectual property. Having studied digital copyright issues in his dissertation, his focus has shifted from examining the issue through a criminological lens to a broader interdisciplinary study of copyright law and related issues surrounding digital media. His research has appeared in such venues as Computers in Human Behavior, Deviant Behavior, International Journal of Cyber Criminology, European Journal of Criminology, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Journal of Early Adolescence, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, and various other peer-reviewed journals. In addition to these research interests, Dr. DeCamp has also worked on various funded research projects both before and since arriving at WMU. Though experienced with a variety of research approaches, much of his work has involved survey-based research and he has founded several on-going electronic service-oriented survey projects.


William P. Bloss PhD USA

Dr. William P. Bloss is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at East Carolina University, USA. He obtained a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and M.A. in Criminology from Sam Houston State University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston.  He is a former law enforcement officer, police training coordinator, and regional police academy director. His research interests include transnational crime, international terrorism, drug trafficking, comparative crime, police, and legal issues, and privacy issues in criminal justice. He has written several books, book chapters, articles, and monographs on policing, privacy, and international crime topics.  His books include Civil Liabilities and Rights of Police Officers and Supervisors (co-author), Transnational Crime:  An Analysis of the Globalization of Terrorism, Organized Crime, and Trafficking (forthcoming), and Under a Watchful Eye: Privacy Rights and Criminal Justice (forthcoming). He has presented papers on a variety of policing, law, and international crime topics at national and international conferences in the U.S. and abroad.  He has conducted comparative and transnational crime research in North America, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. He is a reviewer for several journals and publishers. Professor Bloss is also a training and program assessment consultant to a variety of government agencies.