Faculty / Aunshul Rege

Aunshul Rege is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple. She has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, and worked for two years as a software engineer. She also holds a B.A. (hons.) and M.A. in Criminology from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice.

Aunshul has been researching cybercrimes from a criminological perspective for over eight years. 
She has extensively examined cybercrimes against critical infrastructures focusing on digital information warfare, the organizational dynamics of cybercriminals and their modus operandi, offender decision-making and decision trees, the anatomy of cyber-attacks, the 'hybridity' (cyber-physical relationships) of crime, and trend analyses. Aunshul has published on critical infrastructure cybercrimes in academic journals such as the Security Journal and Criminal Justice Studies and presented at criminological and critical infrastructure conferences.

She is currently researching state-sponsored cyberattacks against critical infrastructures, and is working in collaboration with the Engineering Department at Temple.


Courses taught:

Organized Crime (CJ 3402)

Computer Crime (CJ 4007)

Nature of Crime (CJ 2401)


Recent Publications:


Rege, A. (forthcoming). A Criminological Perspective on Power Grid Cyberattacks: Using Routine Activities Theory and Rational Choice Perspective to Explore Adversarial Decision-Making. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DGJHSEM). Impact Factor 0.566


Rege, A. (forthcoming). 10v3.c0ns: A Criminological Investigation of Online Dating Crimes, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE eCrime Researchers Summit, September 17-18, 2013.


Finckenauer, J. & Rege, A. (2013). Criminal Organizations and Harms Assessment: A Research Proposal, Grigol Robakidze University Academic Digest. Law. N2. Tbilisi 2013. ISSN 2298-0202


Rege, A. (2013). Factors Impacting Attacker Decision-Making in Power Grid Cyberattacks: Policy and Research Implications, in Butts, J. and Shenoi, S. (eds.) IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology-Critical Infrastructure Protection, Critical Infrastructure Protection VII. Springer.


Rege, A. (2012). Digital Information Warfare Trends in Eurasia. Security Journal, advanced online publication, September 3, 2012.