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NEWPORT, R.I. - Dr. Hank Brightman, from the Naval War College's War Gaming Department, chaired a panel at the 61st Annual American Society of Criminology Conference in Philadelphia on Nov. 6.

The panel, entitled "Hacking and Law Enforcement Responses" brought together academicians from a variety of information technology and social science-related disciplines, including Dr. Thomas Holt of Michigan State University, Dr. George Wilson Burruss of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Dr. Kristie Blevins of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Drs. Michael Bachman and Johnny Nhan of Texas Christian University. The session focused on the challenges of conducting behavioral and predictive research on both casual and professional hackers, as well as measuring stressors placed on cyber-crime investigators.
 
In addition to chairing this panel, on Nov. 4, Dr. Brightman presented his own original research on white-collar crime to conference attendees on the topic "Today's White Collar Crime: What Have We Learned in the Past 70 Years?" His research presentation was part of a scholarly panel on the study of white collar crime, chaired by Dr. Nicky Piquero of Virginia Commonwealth University. The session also featured presentations from noted Criminologists Dr. Harry Adams of Prairie View A&M University, Dr. William Calathes of New Jersey City University, and Dr. David Friedrichs of the University of Scranton.

Dr. Brightman is the author of the recently-published "Today's White Collar Crime: Legal, Investigative, and Theoretical Perspectives (Routledge, 2009).

Provided by War Gaming Department