September 4, 2019
K-State criminologists awarded National Science Foundation grant to study cybercrime policing
K-State criminologists Kevin Steinmetz and Don Kurtz have been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant in collaboration with Brian Schaefer of Indiana State University.
The award amounts to more than $480,000 between the two universities and will be used to conduct research investigating law enforcement cybercrime investigators. Through qualitative interviews and analysis of department official documentation, the project will address questions such as "how do investigators navigate the challenges endemic to cybercrime cases?"; "how do investigators decide which cases are worth pursuing?"; "how do officers perceive cybercrimes and their victims?"; among others.