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Policing everyday cybercrime: the geographies and culture of local cybercrime policing
Interviews will be held on March 29, 2018.
Online spaces are increasingly part of everyday life. It is therefore unsurprising that cybercrime is also an everyday occurrence: the internet is used to facilitate everything from harassment to fraud to labour exploitation. However, there is a lack of empirical research on the policing of cybercrime. Much of the literature on cybercrime is focused on ‘cutting edge’ technical attacks, and neglects the more ‘everyday’ and less technically sophisticated cybercrime to which members of the public are more often subject. These crimes may not require specialist policing skills but do require an informed response. Research on policing also often neglects the increasing importance of cybercrime in local policing.
This PhD studentship will explore how everyday cybercrime is manifest, is reported to the police and how the police culturally interpret and operationally respond to these calls. It is thus a study of the local policing of cybercrime and will reveal the lived geographies of policing cybercrime as well as how the occupational culture is adapting to the growing role of the online environment in policing.
The research questions are:
• How does cybercrime, especially low-level cybercrime, currently come to the attention of the police and how do they respond to it?
• How does local policing engage with the geographies of cybercrime?
• How does the policing of everyday cybercrime develop our understanding of police occupational culture?
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
For the 1+3 format, applicants must have a 1st or upper 2nd level undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, preferably with some experience of researching policing and/or cybercrime alongside some experience of social science methods.
For the +3 format, applicants must have a level of research training that would allow them to proceed directly to a PhD; this is usually through a Master’s qualification in the social sciences, plus a 1st or upper 2nd class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Applicants will preferably have some experience of researching policing and/or cybercrime alongside some experience of social science methods.
For full details and the application procedures please email Ms Linn McFarlane (PhD-SocialSciences@dundee.ac.uk)
This studentship is being offered as a 1+3 (Masters and PhD) or +3 (PhD only) format.
The studentship will commence on September 10, 2018
The studentship is open to UK candidates and will cover tuition fees plus an annual stipend of £14,777 and research costs.
School of Social Sciences, UNSW Arts & Social Sciences, Australia
Applications close: Sunday March 18, 2018
UNSW Arts & Social Sciences is a national leader in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative and Performing Arts, and one of the most academically adventurous and socially engaged faculties of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
The School of Social Sciences is an exceptional community of scholars who are at the forefront of a wide range of social science and humanities disciplines, including Anthropology, Criminology, Development Studies, Social Research & Policy, Politics & International Relations, Social Work, and Sociology. The School hosts the UNSW Chair in Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support, the Gender Violence Research Network, and collaborates with the Centre for Social Research in Health and the Social Policy Research Centre (located within Arts & Social Sciences) and the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice (hosted by Law). The School combines rigorous scholarship in the social science disciplines with effective engagement with key contemporary social issues, both locally and globally.
To be successful in this role you will:
- Strong record in teaching excellence
- Proven track record in research
- Capacity to contribute to administrative activities of the School
UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.
You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.
Dr Christopher Walker, Head of School of Social Sciences
T: (61 2) 9385 3571
For more information see the website
Georgia State University
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Tenure-track Position in Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, and Future Crime Policy
As part of its Next Generation Program (http://secondcentury.gsu.edu/next-generation-program/) and pending budgetary approval, Georgia State University anticipates hiring for multiple tenure-track positions effective 2018. These positions are part of GSU’s strategic initiative to lead in the areas of cybercrime, cybersecurity, and future crime and technology policy, with a focus on research and teaching related to the Financial Technology and Health Informatics Industries. The initiative is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Criminal Justice and Criminology (Andrew Young School of Policy Studies), Computer Information Systems (Robinson College of Business), Psychology (College of Arts and Sciences), and Computer Sciences (College of Arts and Sciences). This position is the first of multiple, and will be based in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology with the requirement that the scholar selected will collaborate with researchers from the units listed above, but also with those from entities across the university including but not be limited to the College of Law, the School of Public Health, and any of the over 100 research centers and institutes on campus.
Preferred applicants will have strengths in research and policy related to cybercrime and cybersecurity with specializations in areas such as big data analytics and cybersecurity, supply chain security, hacker profiling, terrorism/organized crime and cybersecurity, cyber platforms and hate speech, cyber issues in human/child trafficking, and international legal and technical issues in cybercrime/cybersecurity. Evidence of prior experience working with corporate and government entities on these issues is highly desired. The position is a nine-month tenure-track appointment with annual review. A terminal degree appropriate to the candidate’s discipline is required. The position will be filled at the Associate or Full level as we are seeking senior level applicants with significant experience in the above areas. Teaching experience and a demonstrated record of research and publication are preferred. Review of applications will begin December 31st, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Housed in the internationally recognized Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (http://aysps.gsu.edu), our department offers degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Faculty members are involved in a wide array of research and public service efforts, work closely with numerous state and local criminal justice agencies, and have a history of significant funding from federal, state, and local agencies. The department maintains a focus on issues of urban crime and violence policy, serves as the permanent home for two established peer-reviewed journals (Criminal Justice Review and International Criminal Justice Review), and is a key member of various University research centers, including the Partnership for Urban Health Research, the Urban Studies Institute, and the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence. For further information about the Department, please visit our web site at http://aysps.gsu.edu/cj
Georgia State University has over 52,000 students enrolled in more than 250 degree programs, on six different campuses in the Metro Atlanta area. The position in question will be based on the Downtown Main Campus which is located in the state capitol. GSU is the state’s flagship urban research university having procured over $160 million in external grants in 2016. U.S. News and World Reports ranks GSU the 4th most innovative University in the nation and among the Top 15 in the U.S. for Racial/Ethnic and Economic Diversity; this year marks the 4th consecutive year that the university has conferred more bachelor’s degrees to African Americans than any non-profit college or university in the country. For more information about the university, see the GSU Fact Book: http://oie.gsu.edu/files/2013/06/FACT-BOOK-2015-16-FINAL.pdf
Interested applicants should send (via email if possible), (a) letter of application, (b) vita, and (c) three letters of recommendation to:
Professor Volkan Topalli, Search Committee Chair, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3992, Atlanta, GA 30302-3992, USA.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veterans status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. Per Georgia Board of Regents policy, final candidates shall be subject to a criminal history and academic credentials check and subsequent determination at the sole discretion of the University. This review is a requirement of university employment.