Jin R. Lee

Jin R. Lee

Jin R. Lee

Assistant Professor

Cybercrime, cybersecurity, cyberpsychology, online interpersonal violence, computer-mediated communications, big data

Dr. Jin R. Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. His work has examined various topics around cybercrime and cybersecurity, including law enforcement competencies and perceptions of online crime; computer hacking and the role of the Internet in facilitating all manner of crime and deviance; online illicit market behaviors; ideologically motivated cyberattacks; and online interpersonal violence offending and victimization. Dr. Lee is a research partner at Michigan State University's International Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Cybercrime (IIRCC), George Mason University's Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP), Boston University's Center for Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity (CIC), and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's Digital Life Research Group (DLRG). In 2024, he was appointed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to serve as a consensus committee member on the Committee on Cybercrime Classification and Measurement. Dr. Lee is the 2022 recipient of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division of Cybercrime Early Career Award. His recent work has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Criminology & Public Policy, American Journal of Criminal Justice, Computers in Human Behavior, Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Terrorism and Political Violence, and Victims & Offenders.

Selected Publications

Fissel, E.R., Bryson, S.L., & Lee, J.R. (2024). Minimizing responsibility: The impact of moral disengagement on cyberbullying perpetration among adults. Crime & Delinquency, 1-25. 

Lee, J.R. (2023). Understanding markers of trust within the online stolen data market: An examination of vendors’ signaling behaviors relative to product price point. Criminology & Public Policy, 22(4), 665-693. 

Lee, J.R., & Holt, T.J. (2023). Assessing the correlates of cyberattacks against high-visibility institutions. Criminal Justice Studies, 1-18.

Fissel, E.R., & Lee, J.R. (2023). The cybercrime illusion: Examining the impact of cybercrime misbeliefs on perceptions of cybercrime seriousness. Journal of Criminology, 1-20. 

Holt, T.J., Lee, J.R., & Griffith, E. (2023). An assessment of cryptomixing services in online illicit markets. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 39(2), 222-238.

Lee, J.R., Nam, Y., & Tessler, H. (2023). Understanding predictors of violent and non-violent crime victimization among Asian American/Pacific Islanders. Victims & Offenders, 18(1), 194-216.

Holt, T.J., Lee, J.R., & O'Dell, E. (2022). Assessing the practices of online counterfeit currency vendors. Crime & Delinquency, 1-22.

Lee, J.R., Holt, T.J., & Smirnova, O. (2022). An assessment of the state of firearm sales on the Dark Web. Journal of Crime and Justice, 1-15.

Holt, T.J., Lee, J.R., & Smirnova, O. (2022). Exploring risk avoidance practices among on-demand cybercrime-as-service operations. Crime & Delinquency, 1-24.

Holt, T.J., & Lee, J.R. (2022). A crime script model of Dark Web firearms purchasing. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 1-21.

Lee, J.R., Holt, T.J., Burruss, G.W., & Bossler, A.M. (2021). Examining English and Welsh detectives' views of online crime. International Criminal Justice Review, 31(1), 20-39.

Lee, J.R., & Darcy, K.M. (2021). Sexting: What's law got to do with it?. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 50(2), 563-573.

Lee, J.R., & Holt, T.J. (2020). Assessing the factors associated with the detection of juvenile hacking behaviors. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 840.

Courses Taught

CRIM 210 Introduction to Criminology

CRIM 490 Cybercrime and Online Deviance

CRIM 495 Capstone in Criminology, Law and Society

CRIM 595 Online Interpersonal Violence

CRIM 595 School Violence

CRIM 710 Criminological Theory

CRIM 795 Cyber Crime


Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University (2021)

M.A., Criminology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (2017)

B.A., Criminology and English, University of Toronto (2014)