Eric R. Louderback

PhD Candidate

University of Miami

My research focuses on applying criminological theories to cybercrime offending and victimization, cognitive decision-making processes in cyberspace, and cross-national and subnational testing of criminological theories. I apply my skills in quantitative methods in my research, including multilevel and geospatial analyses, primary data collection, and the construction of large datasets based on secondary and official data. I have a record of publishing in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and obtaining funding, as well as experience in conducting research on an interdisciplinary National Science Foundation grant examining sociotechnical predictors of cyber offending and victimization in a large institutional context. I lead-authored a study published in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency in 2017 that examines cognitive predictors of computer-focused cyber offending and victimization using student and employee samples. I also have a study that is forthcoming in The British Journal of Criminology investigating the effectiveness of neighborhood watch programs and community crime theories by testing the relationship between crime watches and crime, integrating concepts from social disorganization and routine activity theories. My current research projects include testing the relationship between measures of cognitive decision-making and cybersecurity behaviors using cross-national data from the United States and Israel, comparing the effectiveness of multiple self-control measures as predictors of computer-focused cybercrime, and making progress towards constructing an integrated theory of crime in cyberspace.