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Adam Bossler – Department Chair

Armstrong Office: University Hall – Room 224

Statesboro Office: Carroll Building – Room 1096

Phone: 912-344-2748


Curriculum Vitae


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 Policy, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, and Deviant Behavior.


Ph.D., Criminology And Criminal Justice (2006)
University of Missouri – St. Louis

M.S., Criminal Justice Sciences (2000)
Illinois State University

B.S., Justice Systems (1998)
Truman State University

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

Corrections, Criminology/Criminal Behavior (traditional and on-line), Directed Research, Honors Research Seminar, Intro to Criminal Justice (traditional and on-line), Policing (traditional and on-line), Research Methods (traditional and on-line), Senior Seminar, and Special Topics: Cybercrime (traditional and on-line)

Graduate Courses

Advanced Research Methods, Criminological Theory, Cybercrime, Effective Policing Strategies, Institutional Incarceration/Treatment, Police Organization and Management, Proseminar in Ethics and Criminal Justice, and Topics in Corrections



Holt, T. J., Bossler, A. M., & Seigfried-Spellar, K. C. (2018). Cybercrime and digital forensics: An Introduction, 2nd edition. Routledge: Oxford.

Holt, T. J., and Bossler, A. M. (2016). Cybercrime in progress: Theory and prevention of technology-enabled offenses. Crime Sciences Series. Routledge: Oxford.

Holt, T. J., Burruss, G. W., & Bossler, A. M. (2015). Policing cybercrime and cyberterror. Carolina Academic Press: Durham, NC.

Journal Articles

Bossler, A. M. (2017).  Need for debate on the implications of honeypot data for restrictive deterrence policies in cyberspace. Criminology & Public Policy, 16(3), 681-688.

Holt, T. J., Burruss, G. W., & Bossler, A. M. (2016). Assessing the macro-level correlates of malware infections using a routine activities framework. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. doi:10.1177/0306624X16679162

Holt, T. J., Bossler, A. M., Malinski, R., & May, D. C. (2016). Identifying predictors of unwanted online sexual conversations among youth using a low self-control and routine activity framework. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 32(2), 108-128.

Award & Honors

2017 – Winner of the 2017 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ International Section Outstanding Book Award (Cybercrime in progress: Theory and prevention of technology-enabled offenses)

Last updated: 2/5/2021