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Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar

Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar
Assistant Professor

Farrah 425
(205) 348-7795

Curriculum Vitae

  • Ph.D., Cyber Forensics, Purdue University, 2011
  • M.A., Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2007
  • B.A., Psychology, Law and Society, Purdue University, 2005

Research Focus:

  • Computer Deviance
  • Cyber Forensics

Teaching Interests:

  • Cyber Crime
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Research Methods

Selected Publications

Rogers, M.K. & Seigfried-Spellar, K.C. (2014, August). Using internet artifacts to profile a child pornography suspect. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law. Accepted for publication.

Seigfried-Spellar, K.C. (2014, August). Distinguishing the viewers, downloaders, and exchangers of internet child pornography by individual differences: Preliminary Findings. Digital Investigation. Accepted for publication.

*Crimmins, D.M. & Seigfried-Spellar, K.C. (2014). Peer attachment, sexual experiences, & risky online behaviors as predictors of sexting behaviors among undergraduate students. Computers in Human Behavior, 32, 268-275.

Seigfried-Spellar, K.C. & *Treadway, K.N. (2014). Differentiating hackers, identity thieves, cyberbullies, and virus writers by college major and individual differences. Deviant Behavior, 35(10), 782-803.

Seigfried-Spellar, K.C. (2013). Individual differences of internet child pornography users: Peculiar findings in a community-based study. International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 7(2), 141-154

Rogers, M. K., & Seigfried-Spellar, K. C. (2011). Internet child pornography: Legal issues and investigative tactics. In T. Holt (Ed.), Crime On-Line: Correlates, Causes, and Context. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

* = Student