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Adam Scott Wandt is a tenured Associate Professor of Public Policy and the Deputy Chair for Technology of the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is a member of the graduate faculty in the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security programs.

Professor Wandt is a practicing Attorney and Counselor-at-Law (Admitted in New York) and is Co-Chair of the New York City Bar Association's committee on Technology, Cyber, and Privacy Law. He has worked on sponsored research for, or in partnership with, the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics, Interpol, and the United Nations, as well as law enforcement and educational institutions from around the world.

His primary research and consulting interests include technology law and policy, information security, investigative/surveillance technology, OSINT, cryptocurrency, darknet markets, IoT technology, social engineering, and UCR crime data. He has over two decades of experience developing custom investigative, forensic, educational, and data management solutions for federal, state and local government agencies. In 2020 Professor Wandt, along with two additional co-principal investigators, was awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice to study fentanyl sales on the dark web and provide software solutions to the Department of Justice to combat the opioid epidemic.

During 2022 and 2023, as a co-principal investigator, he has been awarded approximately $3,400,000 in funding from the United States Department of Justice (BJA) to educate and train US law enforcement personnel in cyber related issues and provide tools to enable advanced cyber forensic investigations involving the latest emerging technology.

Appointed as an Instructor by the Association of Inspectors’ General in 2012, Professor Wandt is responsible for the curriculum and certification in digital evidence and social media investigations for the Certified Inspector General (CIG) institute. He is also responsible for the curriculum and certification in digital evidence, digital forensics, social media investigations, mobile device investigations, data interception, and cloud forensics for the Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) institute.

He is a double graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice (BA 2000; MPA 2002) and a graduate of Hofstra University School of Law (Doctor of Jurisprudence 2005). He is a member of the Association of Inspectors' General, the New York City Bar Association, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society for Criminology, and the American Society for Public Administration.  

A portal to most of his work is available at

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