Thomas Dearden, James Hawdon, and Katalin Parti Awarded Grant from Commonwealth Cyber Initiative
March 1, 2022
Department of Sociology faculty members Thomas Dearden, James Hawdon, also Director of the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, and Katalin Parti were awarded a grant from the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative for their project titled “Cybercrime in Virginia: Impacts on Industry and Citizens (CIVIIC).” The team will conduct a survey of individuals and 400 businesses to determine how cybercrime has affected citizens of Virginia; encompassing a representative sample of the entire state population, it will be one of the first surveys of its kind. The Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment is providing support for the survey. Also collaborating on the project are Jay Albanese, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Randy Gainey and Tancy Vandecar-Burdin, Old Dominion University.