Marie-Helen Maras

Marie-Helen Maras

Marie-Helen Maras
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DPhil in Law, University of Oxford

MPhil in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Oxford

Msc in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Oxford

MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of New Haven

BS in Computer and Information Science, University of Maryland University College

BS in Psychology, University of Maryland University College

AA in Computer Studies, University of Maryland University College


Dr. Marie-Helen Maras is an Associate Professor at the Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management.  She is the new Fire Science/Fire and Emergency Services advisor. She has a DPhil in Law and an MPhil in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford. In addition, she holds a graduate degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven and undergraduate degrees in Computer and Information Science and Psychology from the University of Maryland University College. She has taught at New York University and SUNY-Farmingdale.

She has published three major works at Jones and Bartlett, books titled, Computer Forensics: Cybercriminals, Laws and Evidence; Exploring Criminal Justice: The Essentials; and Counterterrorism. She has also 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. Moreover, she has provided chapters for edited volumes by Benjamin Goold and  Daniel Neyland, titled New Directions in Privacy and Surveillance (Willan Publishing, 2009), and Justin Sinclair and Daniel Antonius, titled The Political Psychology of Terrorism Fears (Oxford University Press, 2013). Furthermore, she recently completed an edited volume titled CRC Press Reader on Terrorism (forthcoming publication on November 14, 2013).

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. While in the Navy, she supervised her personnel in conducting over 130 counter-surveillance operations throughout Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.  During the early stages of her military career, she worked as an Electronics and Calibration Technician.