Associate Professor Marie-Helen Maras of the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management is quoted in a recent CBS News segment about identity theft, in which she examines the difficulties faced by law enforcement in cracking down on skilled, elusive cyber-thieves.
Maras, the author of Computer Forensics: Cybercriminals, Laws and Evidence, was interviewed for the report “Identity Theft Ensnares Millions While the Law Plays Catch-Up.” The segment noted that in 2012 alone, according to Justice Department statistics, more than 16 million Americans reported being victims of identity theft.
Click here to watch the CBS segment and to read the online article.
For a follow up piece on medical identity theft featuring Professor Maras, click here.
She has also published two additional major works at Jones & Bartlett Learning titled, Exploring Criminal Justice: The Essentials; and Counterterrorism. Maras has published in peer-reviewed academic journal articles on the economic, social and political consequences of measures seeking the surveillance of the telecommunications and electronic communications data of all EU citizens in the European Journal of Law and Economics, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice and the Hamburg Review of Social Sciences. She also completed an edited volume titled CRC Press Reader on Terrorism.
In addition to her teaching and academic work, her background includes approximately seven years of service in the U.S. Navy with significant experience in security and law enforcement from her posts as a Navy Law Enforcement Specialist and Command Investigator.