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George Burruss, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Chair 

Phone: (813) 974-6535
Office: SOC 324
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Curriculum Vitae

George W. Burruss, Ph.D., is Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Criminology and is affiliated with Cyber Florida, the Florida Cybersecurity Center. He founded and directs CIBR Lab, the Cybercrime Interdisciplinary Behavioral Research Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri — St. Louis in 2001. Before earning his doctorate, Dr. Burruss served as a fraud investigator with the Office of the Missouri Attorney General. His research focuses on criminal justice organizations, including policing, homeland security, and juvenile courts. Also, he studies the causes and correlates of offending and victimization in cyberspace, including how law enforcement and cybersecurity professionals respond to cybercrime. Lastly, Dr. Burruss is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Crime & Justice, the journal of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association.

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