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Faculty and Staff Profile

Marjie Britz, Ph.D.


Office: 138 Brackett Hall
Phone: 864-656-3238
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 Educational Background

Ph.D. Criminal Justice
Michigan State University 1994

MS Police Administration
Michigan State University 1992

BS Forensic Science
Jacksonville State University 1989

 Courses Taught

SOC-388 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
SOC 389 - Criminology
SOC 398 - Computer Crime
SOC 468 - Criminal Evidence
SOC 486 - Creative Inquiry (2-4 semester course on special topic)
SOC 494 - Organized Crime


Dr. Marjie T. Britz is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Clemson University. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Forensic Science and Police Administration from Jacksonville State University, a Master’s of Science and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. She has published in the areas of computer crime, organized crime, and the police subculture. She has acted as a consultant to a variety of organizations, and provided training to an assortment of law enforcement agencies. In addition, she has served on editorial and supervisory boards in both academic and practitioner venues. Her latest work on computer crime includes the second edition of Computer Forensics and Cybercrime: An Introduction. She is currently completing her latest manuscript on Italian organized crime in the United States, the third edition of her book on computer crime, and continuing her research on street gangs, cybergangs, terrorism, and transnational organized crime.

 Research Interests

Organized Crime, Computer/Cyber Crime, Street Gangs, Police Policy, Computer Forensics, Criminal Evidence, Terrorism and Technology, Convergence of Technology & Organized Crime, Convergence of Technology & Terrorism

 Research Publications


Britz, Marjie T. (2014). Computer Forensics and Cybercrime: An Introduction (3rd Edition). Prentice-Hall: New Jersey. (published 26 May 2013)

Britz, Marjie T. (2013). The Internet as a Tool for Terrorists: Implications for Physical and Virtual Worlds. In Tom Holt (ed.). Crime On-Line (2nd Edition). Carolina University Press: Charlotte.

Britz, Marjie T. (2011). Terrorism and Technology: Operationalizing cyberterrorism & identifying concepts. (In Tom Holt (ed.). Crime On-Line: 193-220). Carolina University Press: Charlotte.

Britz, Marjie T. (2009). Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime: An Introduction (2nd Edition). Prentice-Hall: New Jersey

Britz, Marjie T. (2008). A new paradigm in organized crime in the United States: Criminal syndicates, cybergangs, and the World Wide Web. Sociology Compass: 2(6) : 1750-1765.

Burton, Catherine and Britz, Marjie T. (2008). African Americans and the Criminal Justice System. In In the Margins: Special Populations and American Justice (edited by Reid C. Toth, Gordon A. Crews, and Catherine E. Burton). Prentice-Hall: New Jersey.

Britz, Marjie T. (2008). Criminal Evidence. Allyn & Bacon: New York.

Britz, Marjie T. and Grennan, S. (2006). Organized Crime: A Worldwide Perspective. Prentice-Hall: New Jersey.