Research & Publications


2020: Threat Assessment teams: Texas Senate Bill 11

2019: Perceptions of Probation Officers On The Legalization Of Marijuana in Texas.

2019: Automated crawlers for illicit content on the Darkweb.

2018: Hurricane Harvey on Twitter

2018: Officer Perception of New Technology on Crash Reconstructions in Texas

2018: Perceptions of the Ferguson Effect: Recruitment and Retention

2016: #OpISIS - Analysis of Anti-Islamic State Efforts by Anonymous Hackers on Twitter (IRB)


Nagy, D., Gomez, H., Copeland, C. (2019). Securing Terminology: Lessons from Interdisciplinary Research. ISSA Journal, 17(11), 28-31.

Copeland, C., Wallin, M., Thomas, H. J. (2019). Assessing the Practices and Products of Darkweb Firearm Vendors. Deviant Behavior, 21.


Rider, R.R., Copeland, C., Dobbs, R. (2018). Officer Perception of New Technology on Crash Reconstructions in Texas. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 18(3), 55–68.


2015: Copeland, C, Butler, R (2015). “Cybercrime Field Response Certificate Program” 15th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Porto Portugal 2015.


2014: Del Carmen, A., Rodriguez, J., Copeland C. (2014). “Proliferation of Gang Sentiment in Social Media: A Grounded Theory Approach” The Rule of Law in an Era of Change Security, Social Justice, and Inclusive Governance International Conference, Athens Greece 2014


2007: Copeland, C., Dobbs, R. R., & del Carmen, A. (2007). Re-Examining the Perceived Relations Between Police Officers and Security Personnel. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 7(4), 151–162.