Federal Grant Will Allow BU MET Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity to Aid in Combatting Online Child Abuse

The US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded the Boston University Metropolitan College Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) program a grant of $437,500, dedicated to producing a new training program to support police investigations pertaining to online crimes against children, sex trafficking, cryptocurrency, and the dark web.

3rd Annual White Hat Conference Puts Combating Crypto Crimes in Focus

The third annual International White Hat Conference was held June 1–2, hosted once again by Boston University Metropolitan College and the Center for Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity. Bringing together stakeholders from government, the private sector, and academia, the events were emceed by one of the first-ever graduates of MET’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice […]

Boston’s New Police Commissioner Should Implement Direct Community Oversight, Says Shea Cronin

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Shea Cronin recently spoke with BU Today about Boston’s newly appointed police commissioner, Michael Cox, who arrives to the job with a mandate to reform the department he oversees. The chair of MET’s Department of Applied Social Sciences, Cronin offered suggestions on how Cox can help the Boston Police Department […]

New Data on High-Paying Jobs Puts Spotlight on MET Programs

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released new data on which career tracks have the most promising professional outlooks through 2030, bringing to light the value of many Metropolitan College programs. Director of Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity programs and Professor of the Practice Kyung-shick Choi spoke with BU Today about the tremendous need […]

MET Faculty Among BU’s Inaugural Fellows to Develop Antiracist Curricula

Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research has a mission to build an antiracist society that ensures racial equity and social justice. Now, a pair of MET faculty will take significant steps in advancing that mission by redesigning courses in ways that thoughtfully foreground antiracist practices in curricula and pedagogical strategies. Danielle Rousseau, assistant professor of […]

Professor Shea Cronin Quoted in New Bedford Light Article on Police Data Mix-up

Dr. Shea Cronin, assistant professor of criminal justice and associate chair of the Department of Applied Social Sciences at BU’s Metropolitan College, was quoted in a March 9, 2022, article published by the New Bedford Light. The article, “New Bedford police submit inaccurate data to state agency reviewing officer misconduct,” delves into misleading data reported […]

MET Cybercrime Investigation Chief Wins National Award for Contribution to Criminology Field

Dr. Kyung-shick Choi, director of Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, has won the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Cybercrime’s Outstanding Contribution Award. Nominated by peers from higher education institutions across the country, the award comes in recognition of Dr. Choi’s exceptional commitment to cybercrime investigation mentorship, his vital influence […]

Inspired to Give Back, Steven Akers (MET’94) Names Three MET Offices

Through generous donations to Metropolitan College, alumnus Steven G. Akers (MET’94) has funded the naming of three offices in the BU MET building at 1010 Commonwealth Avenue: The Izabella Temkina Computer Science Chair’s Office The Annie Wilcox Applied Social Sciences Chair’s Office The Mabel A. Akers Administrative Sciences Chair’s Office The Izabella Temkina Computer Science […]