Criminal Justice professor publishes cybercrime textbook

Posted: Wednesday, 24 August 2011

TROY—Troy University Criminal Justice professor Bobby Moore ran into a few snags when he was working on his dissertation on the legal issues of computer-related crime.

Not only was cybercrime a subject with limited information in the year 2000, but much of the information out there was written for the already tech-savvy audience.

Moore decided to change that with the recent publication of his own textbook—Cyber Crime: Investigating High-Tech Computer Crime.

"I wrote it more or less for individuals who have little or no knowledge of computers," Moore said. "In my experience with law enforcement, some have experience with computers, but some have none. My goal was to write something introductory on the topic for people who don't have that knowledge."

Moore's text is used by universities across the county, such as Louisiana, Texas and New York. This is not Moore's first published text. Through a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, where Moore earned his doctorate in administration of justice, a book editor contacted him to publish his dissertation, Search and Seizure of Digital Evidence.

Moore earned all of his degrees from USM. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting and management and a master's degree in criminal justice. After earning his degrees, Moore went to work as a narcotics investigator for a Mississippi police department.

Wanting to settle down a little with his wife, he made the move to Troy University in 2009. Moore continues to work part time with the Crenshaw County Sheriff's Department to keep his commission active.

Dr. Bobby Moore

Dr. Bobby Moore, an assistant professor of criminal justice at Troy University, answers a question from student Allison Paulson, a junior criminal justice major from Mobile, during a meeting of his class on cybercrime. Moore has published a textbook on the subject that is used by universities across the country. (TROY photo/Cass Davis)