Dr. Yi Ting Chua is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her research centers around the role of the Internet in criminal offending and is shaped primarily by the increasing role of technology and cyberspace in criminal and deviant behaviors. Her current work spans across three research areas: (1) individuals’ pathway into cybercrime; (2) impact of social networks and structures on the evolution of subcultural values, beliefs, and behaviors; and (3) countermeasures against cybercrime.
Dr. Chua received her doctorate in criminal justice from Michigan State University. Her work has appeared on Deviant Behavior and Victims & Offender and her recent work on unintended harms of cybersecurity countermeasures received the best paper award at the Anti-Phishing Working Group eCrime 2019. She has also been published as a co-author of Data Thieves in Action. She is also this year’s recipient of the Gill-Chin Lim Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Global Studies from the International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University.