Thomas Dearden is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Virginia Tech. He specializes in research on financial cybercrimes. Dr. Dearden currently has 14 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as The American Journal of Criminal Justice, Victims and Offenders, and The Journal of Financial Crime. His current work explores the relationship between cryptocurrency and crime using criminological theory. In addition, He has conducted research and consulted for organizations and law enforcement agencies across the globe. This work has led to 11 professional reports, one patent, and more than a dozen presentations to organizational leadership.