Faculty / Aunshul Rege

Aunshul Rege is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple. She has a B.Sc.(2002) in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, and worked for two years as a software engineer. She also holds a B.A. (hons.) (2006) and M.A. (2008) in Criminology from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She completed her M.A. (2010) and Ph.D. (2012) in Criminal Justice from the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice.


She has been researching cybercrimes from a Criminological perspective for over eight years. Her primary area of research is cybercrimes against critical infrastructures (power, water, transportation, etc), and she addresses the organizational dynamics of cybercriminals and their modus operandi, offender decision-making and decision trees, the anatomy of cyber-attacks, the 'hybridity' (cyber-physical relationships) of crime, and trend analyses. Other areas of interest include: (i) War and Terrorism in the Digital Age, (ii) (International) Organized Crime, (iii) (International) Corporate Crime, (iv) Intersections of Cyber/Organized/Corporate Crimes, and (v) Media and Crime.

She actively works with Temple's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department researching cyberattacks against power grids.


Courses taught:

Organized Crime (CJ 3402)

Computer Crime (CJ 4007)

Nature of Crime (CJ 2401)


Recent Publications:


Rege, A. (In Press). A Criminological Perspective on Power Grid Cyberattacks: Using Routine Activities Theory and Rational Choice Perspective to Explore Adversarial Decision-Making. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (JHSEM). DOI: 10.1515/jhsem-2013-0061. ISSN (Online) 1547-7355, ISSN (Print) 2194-6361 Impact Factor 0.566


Rege, A. (In Press). Digital Information Warfare Trends in Eurasia. Security Journal, advanced online publication, September 3, 2012. DOI: 10.1057/sj.2012.35. Impact factor 0.341


Rege, A., Ferrese, F., Biswas, S., & Bai, L. (2014). Adversary dynamics and smart grid security: A multiagent system approach. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems (ISRCS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). pp. 1-7. IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1469H-ART [ISBN: 978-1-4799-4187-2] DOI: 10.1109/ISRCS.2014.6900101.


Rege, A. (2013). 10v3.c0ns [love.cons]: A Criminological Investigation of Online Dating Crimes. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE eCrime Researchers Summit. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). pp. 123-131. IEEE Catalog Number: CFP13ECR-POD [ISBN: 978-1-4799-1159-2].