Dr. Deryol earned his M.S. degree in Computer Forensics from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY, in 2009. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 2015. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida-Sarasota Manatee. His research focuses on quantitative analyses, including data mining, victimization, cybervictimization, environmental criminology, crime prevention, and evaluating crime prevention efforts or policies.
During his master’s study at John Jay College, he took several classes such as Calculus I and II, intro to computer programming, object-oriented programming, network security, digital forensics applications, network forensics, digital crime scene investigation, cybercriminology, and advanced operations in C++. While most of these classes were science classes, these courses were essential for him to understand the mechanisms behind cybercrime. In addition, during his study at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, he also worked at the Office of the Attorney General in New York as an intern. He used computer forensics knowledge and skills gained during the program to help them with their current fraud investigations.
His recent research examines adolescent bullying and cyberbullying victimization across countries, thus adding an important cross-national component to his work on victimization. In this paper, he examined the relationships between three life domains—physical health, risky/deviant lifestyle, and psycho-social adjustment—and traditional bullying and cyberbullying victimization among youths in 23 countries. In a recently published follow-up paper by the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, he also examined the extent to which national-level quality of human development interacts with individual-level risk factors within those three life domains and found important moderation effects. The overarching goal of the studies within this line of inquiry is to move toward a more global understanding of youth bullying and cyberbullying victimization.