A portrait of Sinchul Back

Sinchul Back

Assistant Professor at the University of Scranton

Sinchul Back, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Cybercrime & Cybersecurity in the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice & Criminology at the University of Scranton. Currently, he serves as a Vice-Chair of ASC’s Cybercrime Division. He is a board member at Boston University’s Center for Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) and the Editor of the International Journal of Cybersecurity Intelligence & Cybercrime (IJCIC). His research has been published in top criminal justice and information technology journals. He has co-authored a book on digital forensics and cyber investigation.

Dr. Back is a retired Marine captain who served as an instructor in counter-terrorism tactics and counter-intelligence operations in the Republic of Korea Marine Corps. Dr. Back also served as a special judge at the first White Hat Hackers Conference in Bogota, Colombia, and was a special lecturer for the Singapore National Police teaching cybercrime profiling training, cyberterrorism, and cyber intelligence analysis training. He earned his Ph.D. in International Crime and Justice from Florida International University. He received his M.S. in Criminal Justice from Bridgewater State University, and a B.S. in Leadership and minor in Political Science from Northeastern University.