Adam Scott Wandt

Adam Scott Wandt

Adam Scott Wandt
Assistant Professor and Vice Chair for Technology


J.D.,  Hofstra University School of Law (2005)
M.P.A.,  John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY (2002)
B.A.,   John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY (2000)


Professor Wandt is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Vice Chair for Technology of the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. His primary research interests include technology law and policy, information security, academic technology, and UCR crime data. He has worked on sponsored research for, or in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, The National Institute of Justice, Interpol, the United Nations, the United States Bureau of Justice, Sprint, BlackBoard, Entourage, as well as educational institutions from around the world. 

JJC Affiliations


Professional Memberships

Co-Chair: New York City Bar Association Committee on Technology, Cyber Law and Privacy (2022 - present);

Course Taught

PAD 713: Information in Inspeection and Oversight
PAD 750: Information Security
FCM 740: Data Communications: Interception, Forensics and Security

Scholarly Work

Maras, M.-H., Arsovska, J., Wandt, A., Knieps, M., Logie, K. (2022). The SECI Model and Darknet Markets: Knowledge Creation and Sharing in Criminal Organizations and Communities of Practice. European Journal of Criminology. DOI: 10.1177/14773708221115167
Edelman, M., Holden, J. and Wandt, A. (2022). U.S. Fantasy Sports Law: Fifteen Years after UIGEA, The Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 83, 117. ISSN: 00481572
Maras, M.-H. and Wandt, A. (2020). State of Ohio v. Ross Compton: Internet-Enabled Medical Device Data Introduced as Evidence of Arson and Insurance Fraud. The International Journal of Evidence and Proof, DOI: 10.1177/1365712720930600. 
Eller, W. and Wandt, A. (2020). Contemporary Policy Challenges in Protecting the Homeland. Policy Studies Journal’s Public Policy Yearbook, DOI: 10.1111/psj.12386. 
Maras, M.-H. and Wandt, A. (2019). Enabling Mass Surveillance: Data Aggregation in the
Age of Big Data and the Internet of Things. Journal of Cyber Policy, DOI:

Honors and Awards

  • John Jay College Distinguished Faculty Service to Students Award, 2020
  • John Jay College Distinguished Teaching Award, 2014
  • The Ribaudo Award for Academic Excellence, December 2010

Research Summary

Professor Wandt is a practicing Attorney and Counselor-at-Law (New York). He regularly consults on issues relating to digital investigations, information security, academic technology, applied technology and social engineering.He is a member of the graduate faculty in both the Master of Public Administration and Master of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security program at John Jay. He regularly teaches two graduate courses at John Jay: Information Security, and a course examining the role technology plays in the inspection and oversight community, the latter which he has also taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Criminal Justice / Crime Prevention & Reduction
Disaster & Emergency Response
Law Enforcement / Policing / Police-Community Relations
Opioids / Controlled Substances
Terrorism & Violent Extremism

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Appointed as an Instructor by the Association of Inspectors’ General in 2012, Professor Wandt is responsible for the curriculum and certification in digital evidence resources and social media investigations for the Certified Inspector General (CIG) institute. He is also responsible for the curriculum and certification in digital evidence, digital forensics, social media investigations, mobile device investigations, data interception, and cloud forensics in the Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) institute.

He is a member of the Association of Inspectors General, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society for Criminology, and the American Society for Public Administration.

A portal to most of his work, including his photography, is available at

Online Presence
Faculty Website URL: 

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