William L. Tafoya, Ph.D.

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Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice and National Security

Criminal Justice Department
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1986
MPA, University of Southern California, 1974
B.S., San Jose State University, 1973

About William

Dr. Tafoya is a retired Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  His research interests focus on analytical (software) tools in Intelligence Studies as well as behavioral assessment of computer criminals, national security, forensic computer investigation, information protection and security, and cyber-terrorism.

Recently Published Books and Articles

"Anarchy and Hate on the World Wide Web" (2019)

"The Investigation of Computer-Related Crime"(2019)

"Computer Crime and Terrorism: A Forecast of Trends and Policy Implications" (2019)

"Bitcoin: Threat to the International Economy and National Security" (2018)

"Osama bin Laden" (2014)

"Cyber Terror" (2011)

"Attack on America's Critical Infrastructure" (2010)

"Critical Thinking: How Does the IC Assess This Competency?" (2009)

"Criminal Investigation Analysis & Behavior: Characteristics of Computer Criminals" (2006)

"The FBI CyberCops" (2005)

"Information Age Threats to Intellectual Property" (2004)

"Intellectual Property: Information Age Threats & Opportunities" (2002)

Courses Taught
  • CJST 8801 Doctoral Dissertation Research
  • CJST 7775 A Historical Analysis of Terrorism
  • CJ 770 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 600 Computer Crime: Legal Issues and Investigation Procedures
  • CJ 602 Computers, Technology, and National Security Information
  • CJ 603 Internet Vulnerabilities and Criminal Activity
  • CJ 611 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 659 Futures Research: Long-Range Planning & Forecasting in Criminal Justice
  • CJST 3300 History of Criminal Justice
  • NSP 602 NSP Personnel Security Programs
  • NSP 641 National Security World and National Threat Modeling
  • NSP 642 Integrated Studies of the Intelligence and Counterintelligence Communities
  • NSP 643 Seminar in Sensitive Evaluation, Techniques, Safeguards, and Countermeasures
  • NSP 644 Cross-Impact Analysis: National Security Future Issues
  • NSP 680 Research Methods in National Security
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