Terrorism, Risk and Security Studies Professional Master’s Program
NOTE: The Terrorism, Risk and Security Studies Professional Master’s Program (TRSS) is a stand-alone entity, and not a subsidiary of the International CyberCrime Research Centre (ICCRC).
The Terrorism, Risk and Security Studies Professional Master’s Program (TRSS) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a unique, interdisciplinary program, delivered completely online, that addresses security challenges from a number of perspectives. The TRSS program leverages SFU’s recognized strengths in Terrorism Studies, Human Intelligence, Computation and Big Data, Risk Assessment, Decision Analysis, and Public Policy to address security issues from a variety of diverse, yet complimentary, disciplinary perspectives. A number of ICCRC's members are affiliated with this program, including Dr. Garth Davies, Co-Director and Associate Professor of the TRSS Professional Master's Program, as well as Dr. Richard Frank and Dr. Martin Bouchard.
TRSS's faculty members are frequently consulted by national and international organizations, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the BC arm of its Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (BC INSET), the Canadian Security and Intelligence Services (CSIS), Public Safety Canada, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). They belong to associations such as the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Terrorism and Bias Crimes, and TSAS: The Canadian Network of Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society – a group supported by academic and government sources and tasked with creating the first Canadian Terrorist Incidents Database.
Due to the unique and privileged access that TRSS program faculty have to local, national, and international security and intelligence groups, the new TRSS MA Program will be able to offer a wide range of specialized course content to not only ensure the dissemination of industry best practices, but also encourage a broader perspective among security and intelligence professionals.
Research & Study Areas:
- Risk Assessment and Management
- Data Mining and Big Data Analysis
- Security-Related Policy
ICCRC Member Affiliation:
Dr. Garth Davies
Co-Director & Associate Professor
TRSS Professional Master's Program, SFU
Terrorism, Cyber-Terrorism, Communities and Crime, Policing, Statistical Analyses and Research Methods
Dr. Richard Frank
Assistant Professor, School of Criminology, SFU
Cybercrime, data mining and classification, social network analysis
Dr. Martin Bouchard
Professor, School of Criminology, SFU
Criminal networks, criminological theory, criminal populations