Chelsea Binns

Chelsea Binns

Assistant Professor
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PhD, Criminal Justice, CUNY Graduate Center/John Jay College of Criminal Justice

MPhil, Criminal Justice, CUNY Graduate Center

MA, Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

BA, Law & Society, Cum Laude, Ramapo College of New Jersey

AS, Criminal Justice, Morris County College

Certificate, Forensic Accounting, New York University


Chelsea Binns is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her first book, Fraud Hotlines: Design, Performance & Assessment, was published by Taylor & Francis/CRC Press in 2017. She is a licensed Private Investigator and Certified Fraud Examiner, and is president of the New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is the recipient of several teaching and employee recognition awards. Her research interests are focused on corporate security matters, including background checks, corporate crime, cybercrime, investigations, and organizational fraud. She has been studying fraud hotlines since 2007. She has extensive corporate security, management and investigative experience, having worked for prestigious organizations such as Citibank, Morgan Stanley, New York City’s Department of Investigation (DOI) and the New York State Office of the Attorney General. Before joining John Jay College, she was a Senior Vice President in Citibank's Fraud Surveillance Unit in New York City.

Scholarly Work


Binns, C. (2017) Fraud Hotlines: Design, Performance & Assessment. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press/Auerbach Publications. 

Peer Reviewed Articles

Binns, C. (Apr. 2015)Cybercrime Response in the United States and Japan: A Comparative Analysis.” Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Annual: Global Perspectives. 

Book Chapters

Binns, C. (Sept. 2016) “Vigilance Required for New York Government Employees,” and “New York Corruption Investigation Trends.” In Corruption and America’s Cities: Essays and Case Studies in Ethical Accountability.”  Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. 

Professional Journal Articles

Binns, C., & R. Kempf (July 2017), “Balancing Integrity with Privacy Interests: Fighting Cyber-Corruption with Background Checks.” Integrity in Brief. Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School.

Binns, C. (Spring 2017) “Homeland Security Cellphone Searches: Effective Investigative Tool or Extreme Invasion of Privacy?” Security Director (ASIS). 

Binns, C. (Apr. 2017) “Law Enforcement Partnerships Enhance Cybercrime Investigations.” PA Times (ASPA). 

Binns, C. (Apr. 2017) (Contributor) Fraud Edge Column. “The Future is Now in Higher Education.” Fraud Magazine (ACFE). 

Binns, C. (Dec. 2015) "Government Employees Unaware they are Cyber Crime Victims.” PA Times (ASPA).

Binns, C. (Nov. 2015) “Facial Recognition Software Thwarts Government Fraud.” PA Times (ASPA).

Binns, C. (Oct. 2015) “Money Mule Profiling Can Help Solve, Prevent Crimes,” Fraud Magazine (ACFE).

Binns, C. (Oct. 2015) “NYPD Uses Technology to Enhance Community Relations.” PA Times (ASPA).

Binns, C. (Sept. 2015) “Hotlines Halt Cyber Crime at State Level.” PA Times (ASPA).

Binns, C. (Aug. 2015) “Six Figure Jobs for MPA Graduates: Insider Tips.” PA Times (ASPA).

Binns, C. (July 2015) “Six Figure Jobs in the Financial Industry for MPA Graduates.” PA Times (ASPA).

Binns, C. (June 2015) “Vigilance Required for New York Government Employees.” PA Times (ASPA).

Binns, C. (Feb. 2015) “New York Corruption Investigation Trends.” PA Times (ASPA).

Binns, C. (Spring 2014) “Fraud Hotlines and Cybercrime Prevention in the Financial Industry.” Citi Cyber Intelligence Journal. pp. 70-74. 


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