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Marie-Helen Maras

Associate Professor, Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management, and Director of Center for Cybercrime Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Dr. Marie-Helen Maras is an Associate Professor at the Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is also part of the faculty of the MS program in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the PhD program in Criminal Justice at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Maras 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 UMUC. She is the author of: Cybercriminology (Oxford University Press); Computer Forensics: Cybercriminals, Laws, and Evidence (now in its second edition; Jones and Bartlett); Counterterrorism (Jones and Bartlett); CRC Press Terrorism Reader (CRC Press); and Transnational Security (CRC Press), among other publications. Prior to her academic post, she served in the U.S. Navy for approximately seven years gaining significant experience in security and law enforcement from her posts as a Navy Law Enforcement Specialist and Command Investigator. During the early stages of her military career, she worked as an Electronics and Calibration Technician.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice


  • 2009 
    University of Oxford , Phil in Law