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About Adam M. Bossler

Dr. Adam M. Bossler is a Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology. He earned his doctorate in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He is an active member of the International Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Cybercrime (IIRCC) as well as the European Society of Criminology’s Working Group on Cybercrime.

Dr. Bossler teaches courses in policing, cybercrime, and criminal behavior. His research primarily focuses on examining the application of traditional criminological theories to various forms of cybercrime offending and victimization and the law enforcement response to cybercrime. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the United Kingdom Home Office. He is a co-author of three books: Cybercrime and Digital Forensics: An Introduction, 2nd edition (Routledge); Cybercrime in Progress: Theory and Prevention of Technology-Enabled Offenses (Routledge) (winner of the 2017 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ International Section Outstanding Book Award); and Policing Cybercrime and Cyberterror (Carolina Academic Press). Some of his recent peer-reviewed work can be found in Criminology and Public PolicyInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative CriminologyJournal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, and Deviant Behavior.


2017 - Present Professor and Department Chair, Georgia Southern University ‐ Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of
Present Professor, Georgia Southern University Criminal Justice and Criminology, Department of
2012 - 2017 Associate Professor, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Georgia Southern University
2012 - 2014 Interim Department Chair, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Georgia Southern University
2008 - 2012 Assistant Professor of Justice Studies, Georgia Southern University
2005 - 2008 Assistant Professor, Armstrong Atlantic State University

Curriculum Vitae


2016 - 2016 Mapping the Costs of Cybercrime: A Project for the Costs of Cybercrime Working Group
United Kingdom Home Office
Role: Principal Investigator
2013 - 2013 Collaborative Project: A Multi-Disciplinary Framework for Modeling Spatial, Temporal and Social Dynamics of Cyber Criminals
National Science Foundation
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Sriram Chellappan & Thomas J. Holt
2012 - 2012 Evaluation of Savannah’s Smart Policing Initiative
City of Savannah, GA
Role: Principal Investigator
2011 - 2011 Smart Policing Initiative: Evans County
Department of Justice
Role: Principal Investigator
2010 - 2010 Innovative Programs for Special Correctional Populations: Assessing the Current State and Disseminating Program Information in an Innovative Way
Department of Justice
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Jessie Krienert
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Member, CBSS Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum Consolidation Committee
2017 - Present Board Member, European Society of Criminology Working Group on Cybercrime
2017 - Present Chair, Undergraduate Committee
2016 - Present Steering Committee Member, International Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Cybercrime
2015 - Present Member, Deviant Behavior Editorial Board
2015 - Present Senator, Faculty Senate
2014 - Present Member, College Personnel Review Committee
2014 - Present Member, Departmental Promotional and Tenure Review Committee
2013 - Present Member, International Journal of Cyber Criminology Editorial Board
2009 - Present Faculty Mentor, GSU Safe Space Program
2016 - 2017 Chair, Search Committee for Lecturer
2016 - 2017 Committee Member, Undergraduate Strategic Planning Committee
2014 - 2017 Director, Honors Program
2011 - 2017 Committee Member, GSU Institutional Review Board
2014 - 2016 Member, Undergraduate Scheduling Committee
2014 - 2015 Alternate, Faculty Senate
2012 - 2014 Member of Criminal Justice Committee, Regent's Academic Advisory Committee
2011 - 2013 Committee Member, MPA Comprehensive Examinations Reader for CJ Track
2011 - 2012 Departmental Representative, Faculty Governance Bylaws Committee
2009 - 2011 Committee Member, Justice Studies Search Committee
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  • Cybercrime
  • Criminological Theory
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Police Organization and Management
  • Effective Policing Strategies
  • Topics in Corrections
  • Institutional Incarceration/Treatment
  • Proseminar in Ethics and Criminal Justice
  • Special Topics: Cybercrime
  • Honors Research Seminar
  • Directed Research
  • Senior Seminar
  • Research Methods
  • Criminology/Criminal Behavior
  • Corrections
  • Policing
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice


2006 Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri
2000 M.S. in Criminal Justice, Illinois State University
1998 B.S. in Justice Systems, Truman State University

Contact Information

PO Box 8105
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-0199
Room Carroll Building 1079


Books (3)

Peer-Reviewed Works (28)