Dr. Thomas J. Holt

Thomas J. Holt is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University specializing in cybercrime, technology, and deviance. His research focuses on computer hacking, malware, and the role that technology and the Internet play in facilitating all manner of crime and terror. Dr. Holt has been published in a variety of academic journals, including British Journal of Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, Deviant Behavior, and the Journal of Criminal Justice.  He is also a coauthor of the books Cybercrime and Digital Forensics: An Introduction (2015) and Cybercrime in Progress: Theory and Prevention of Technology-Enabled Offenses (2016), both published through Routledge. He is also the current director of the International Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Cybercrime (IIRCC), a global initiative to link cybercrime and cybersecurity researchers from both the technical and social sciences  together to improve the state of research on these issues.

Contact Information:

Email: holtt@msu.edu
Phone: +1 (517) 353-9563

Relevant Publications:

Holt, Thomas J., Olga Smirnova, and Yi-Ting Chua.  2016.  "Exploring and estimating the revenues and profits of participants in stolen data markets."  Deviant Behavior, 37: 353-367.

Holt, Tom, Joshua D. Freilich, Steven Chermak, and Clark McCauley.  2015.  "Political radicalization on the internet: Extremist content, government control, and the power of victim and jihad videos."  Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 8: 107-120.

Holt, Thomas J., Olga Smirnova, Yi-Ting Chua, and Heith Copes.  2015.  "Examining the risk reduction strategies of actors in online criminal markets."  Global Crime, 16: 81-103.  

Hutchings, Alice and Thomas J. Holt.  2015.  "Crime script analysis and online black markets."  British Journal of Criminology, 55: 596-614.

Holt, Thomas J., and Micah-Sage Bolden. 2014. "Examining the technological skill of white supremacists in an online forum."  International Journal of CyberCriminology, 8: 79-93.

Holt, Thomas J., and Adam M. Bossler. 2014. "An assessment of the current state of cybercrime scholarship."  Deviant Behavior, 35: 20-40.

Holt, Thomas J. (Ed.)  2012.  Crime Online: Correlates, Causes, and Context, 2nd Edition.  Raleigh, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Holt, Thomas J., and Max Kilger.  2012.  “Examining Willingness to Attack Critical Infrastructure On and Off-line.” Crime & Delinquency, 58: 798-822.

Holt, Thomas J. 2012.  “Examining the Forces Shaping Cybercrime Markets Online.” Social Science Computer Review.  DOI:10.1177/0894439312452998

Burruss, George W., Adam M. Bossler, and Thomas J. Holt. 2012.  “Assessing the Mediation of a Fuller Social Learning Model on Low Self-Control’s Influence on Software Piracy.”  Crime & Delinquency.  DOI: 10.1177/0011128712437915

Bossler, Adam M., and Thomas J. Holt.  2012.  “Patrol Officers’ Perceived Role in Responding to Cybercrime.”  Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 35:165-181.

Holt, Thomas J. and Bernadette Schell. (Eds.) 2011.  Corporate Hacking and Technology Driven Crime: Social Dynamics and Implications.  Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers