Criminal Justice & Criminology
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Dr. Sarah Rogers!!

Congratulations to Sarah Rogers on passing her dissertation!!! Way to go!!!!!

GS Criminal Justice and Criminology Faculty Contribute to Special Issue of ‘Policing: An International Journal”

Great work from some of our amazing faculty members!!

Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Dr. Adam Bossler, guest edited a special issue on “Policing Cybercrime” for Policing: An International Journal (2020, Volume 43, Issue 1). The manuscripts in the special issue examine a wide variety of topics regarding the challenges of policing cybercrime, including the reporting of cybercrime victimization, law enforcement organizational responses, digital evidence recognition among first responders, perceptions of different forms of cybercrime, responding to sex crimes and pornography, and evidence-based policing in the digital age.

Dr. Amanda Graham, Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, published a first-authored manuscript with colleagues entitled, “Willingness to report crime to the police: Traditional crime, cybercrime, and procedural justice,” which appeared first in the special issue.

In addition, Dr. Bossler co-authored a manuscript with colleagues entitled, “Self-perceptions of English and Welsh constables and sergeants preparedness for online crime: A latent class analysis.”

Cover of "Policing: An Introduction"

Virtual Spring 2020 Award Ceremony

Last Friday, May 1, 2020, We (the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology) held our second annual Award Ceremony – complete with virtual cake!

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This year’s winners are:

Outstanding Intro to Criminal Justice Student

Armstrong – Jaclyn Ramos

Statesboro – Madison BeanBest

Undergraduate Research Paper

Armstrong – Madisen Duke

Statesboro – Tori McBride-Colvard

Outstanding Junior Award

Armstrong – Charles Holland

Statesboro – Brittney Kindell

Menzel Magnus Award

Jointly received by Brandi Jernigan and Shayla Felder

Richard J. Waugh Justice Studies Award

Courtney Toth

Outstanding Undergraduate Cybercrime Student Award

Na’ima Rasool

Outstanding Graduate Cybercrime Student Award

Tyler Causer

Outstanding Graduate Student

Guy Hodge

Faculty Award of Excellence

Armstrong – Dennis Murphy

Statesboro – Amanda Graham

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Congratulations to everyone that won an award and a big thank you to the Committee members that undertook the daunting task of choosing our winners from the crowded pool of oustanding Criminal Justice students and faculty!!!

Professor and Chair Co-Guest Edited Special Issue: New Directions in Cybercrime Research for Journal of Crime & Justice

Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Dr. Adam Bossler, served as a co-guest editor for a special issue (December 2019) on “New Directions in Cybercrime Research” for Journal of Crime & Justice. The articles that appeared in the special issue came from presentations that occurred at the first annual Conference on the Human Factor in Cybercrime held at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel in October 2018.  In addition, he solo-authored a manuscript for the special issue entitled, “Perceived formal and informal sanctions on the willingness to commit cyber attacks against domestic and foreign targets.”


Scholars have expressed concerns over the effectiveness of formal sanctions in deterring cybercrime, particularly regarding computer intrusions and cyber attacks.  Little empirical research, however, examines deterrence in the cyber world.  This study examines the effects of perceived formal and informal sanctions, computer skill, online behaviors, cyber deviance, and beliefs on college students’ willingness to commit cyber attacks against domestic and foreign targets, specifically defacing websites, compromising bank servers, and searching government servers.  The study found that anticipated formal sanctions did not deter students from their willingness to commit caused-based cyber attacks, but that perceived informal sanctions did.  The implications for future studies examined intentions to commit cause-based computer intrusions are explored.

Job Vacancy!! Georgia State Patrol Intern/Georgia Southern University – Summer 2020

The Georgia State Patrol Internship Program is a valuable learning experience for college and University students in a criminal justice or related course of study. The length of the internship is one quarter or semester as determined by the intern’s college or university, with the concurrence of appropriate Georgia State Patrol supervisory personnel. The program is administered by the Georgia Department of Public Safety, Georgia State Patrol Division. 

Application Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020

  • Complete the application and email to
  • Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted

Critical Responsibilities Include:

  • Observation and familiarization of a GSP Trooper completing crash investigations
  • Observation and familiarization of a GSP Trooper conducting traffic stops and taking enforcement action
  • Observation and familiarization of a GSP Trooper assisting motorists and removing road hazards
  • Observation and familiarization of a GSP Trooper completing commonly used departmental forms and documents
  • Observation and familiarization of a GSP radio ten codes and radio protocol
  • Familiarization of various units with GSP (Communications, SCRT, Safety Education, Implied Consent, Training, etc.)

Entry Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • In good academic standing with their college or university
  • Must be a Junior or Senior undergraduate
  • Must be enrolled in school during the semester the student plans to intern
  • Be recommended by internship coordinator from their college or university to participate in the program

Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology

PO Box 8105 Statesboro, GA 30460 • Statesboro 912-478-8007 • Armstrong