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Prof. Dr. Adam Bossler
Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Georgia Southern University

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. 


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.   



  • Holt, T.J., and Seigfried-Spellar, K.C. (2018).Routledge: Oxford. (First edition: Holt, T.J., ., and Seigfried-Spellar, K.C. (2015). Routledge:Oxford.)

  • Holt, T. J., and . (2016). Crime Sciences Series.Routledge:Oxford. (Winner of the 2017 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ International Section Outstanding Book Award)

  • Holt, T.,J., Burruss, G.W., and . (2015). (Carolina Academic Press: Durham, NC)

Publications (Peer-Reviewed Work):

  • Bossler, Adam 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, Thomas J., Burruss, George W., and (published online December 1, 2016).Assessing the macro-level correlates of malware infections using a routine activities framework.

  • Holt, Thomas J., Malinski, Rebecca, and David C. (2016). Identifying predictors of unwanted online sexual conversations among youth using alow self-control and routine activity framework. (2),108-128.

  • Li, Carrie K.W., Holt, Thomas J., and David. (2016). Examining the mediating effects of social learning on the low self-control – cyberbullying relationship in a youth sample.(2),126-138.

  • Holt, Thomas J., Fitzgerald, Sarah, Chee, Grace, and Ng, Esther (2016). Assessing the risk factors of cyber and mobile phone bullying victimization in a nationally representative sample of Singapore youth. (5),598-615.

  • Holt, Thomas J. and (2014). An assessment of the current state of cybercrime scholarship.(1),20-40.

  • Bossler, Adam M. and Holt, Thomas J. (2013). Assessing officer perceptions and support for online community policing.  Security Journal, 26(4), 349-366.

  • Holt, Thomas J. and (2013). Examining the relationship between routine activities and malware infection indicators. 4),420-436.

  • Burruss, George W., ., and Holt, Thomas J. (2013). Assessing the Mediation of a Fuller Social Learning Model on Low Self-Control’s Influence on Software Piracy.(8),1157-1184.

  • Holt, Thomas J., Chee, Grace, Ng, Esther, and . (2013). Exploring the consequences of bullying victimization in a sample of Singapore youth. 25-40.

  • Bossler, Adam M., Holt, Thomas J., and May, David C. (2012). Predicting online harassment victimization among a juvenile population.  Youth and Society, 44(4), 500-523.

  • Holt, Thomas J. and Bossler, Adam M. (2012). Predictors of Patrol Officer Interest In Cybercrime Training and Investigation in Selected United States Police Departments. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 15(9), 464-472.

  • Bossler, Adam M. and Holt, Thomas J. (2012). Patrol officers’ perceived role in responding to cybercrime.  Policing: International Journal of Strategies and Management, 35, 165-181.

  • Holt, Thomas J., and David C. (2012). Low self-control, deviant peer associations, and juvenile cyberdeviance. , (3), 378-395.

  • Holt, Thomas J. and . (2012). Police perceptions of computer crimes in two southeastern cities: An examination from the viewpoint of patrol officers. , (3),396-412.

  • Bossler, Adam M. and Holt, Thomas J. (2010). The effect of self-control on victimization in the cyberworld.  Journal of Criminal Justice, 38(3), 227-236.

  • Holt, Thomas J., Burruss, George W., and (2010). Social learning and cyber-deviance: Examining the importance of a full social learning model in the virtual world.(2),31-61.

  • Bossler, Adam M. and Holt, Thomas J. (2009). On-line activities, guardianship, and malware infection: An examination of routine activities theory. International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 3(1), 400-420.

  • Holt, Thomas J. and (2009). Examining the applicability of lifestyle- routine activities theory for cybercrime victimization.(1), p.1-25.


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