Micheal Bachmann

Michael Bachmann

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice
Scharbauer Hall 4208

m.bachmann@tcu.edu | 817-257-9543


Ph.D. 2008, Sociology
University of Central Florida

Diploma 2004, Social Sciences (U.S. Equivalency M.S.)
University of Mannheim, Germany

Intermediate Diploma 2001, Social Sciences (U.S. Equivalency B.S.)
University of Mannheim, Germany

Courses Taught

Applied Research and Policy*;
Crime Mapping;
Crime Scene Investigation;
Deviance and Crime;
German Culture in Cologne (Abroad);
Germany: Culture, History, and Justice in Cologne / Berlin (Abroad);
Hackers, Crackers, Cyber-warfare;
Intro to Criminal Justice;
Masters of the Discipline Lecture Series;
Research Methods I;
Research Methods II;
Social Science Statistics and Probability*;

* graduate level

Areas of Focus

Predictive Modeling and Data Analytics; Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping; Risk Terrain Modeling & Geospatial Analysis Techniques; Information Technology and Law Enforcement; Cyber Security and Cyber Crime; Foreseeability of Crime Events;

Daley, D., Bachmann, M., Bachmann, B. A., Pedigo, C., Bui, M., & Coffman, J. (2016). Risk terrain modeling predicts child maltreatment. Child Abuse & Neglect. (62), 28-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.09.014

Wright, J. & Bachmann, M. (2015). Inciting criminal violence: An examination of Al Qaida’s persuasive devices in the digital world. Journal of Terrorism Research. 6(2), 70-82.

Bachmann, M., Kinkade, P., & Bachmann, B. (2013). The reversal of punitive justice policies in the United States? The implementation of specialty courts to fight prison overcrowding in Texas. Published in Dutch in The Netherlands Ministry of Justice Journal Justitiele Verkenningen

Kinkade, P., Bachmann, M., & Bachmann, B. (2013). Hacker Woodstock: Observations on an off-line cyber culture at the Chaos Communication Camp 2011. In T. Holt (Ed.), Crime on-line: Correlates, causes, and context (2nd ed.) (pp. 27-53). Raleigh, NC: Carolina Academic Press. ISBN 978-1611631050

Bachmann, M., & Smith, B. (2012). Human trafficking. In R. McNamara & K. Bell (Eds.), Dimensions of crime as a social problem (pp. 275-287). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. ISBN: 978-1611630824

Burns, R., Kinkade, P., & Bachmann, M. (2012). Getting hosed: Petty theft in the car wash industry and the fifth suitability criterion in routine activities theory. The Social Science Journal, 49(3), 263-269. doi:10.1016/j.soscij.2011.09.005

Bachmann, M. (2011). Suing the genie back in the bottle: The failed RIAA strategy to deter P2P network users. In K. Jaishankar (Ed.) Cyber criminology: Exploring Internet crimes and criminal behavior (Pp. 155-172). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1439829493

Bachmann, M. (2010). The risk propensity and rationality of computer hackers. International Journal of Cyber Criminology. 4(2), 643-656.

Department of Justice DoJ Award No. 2016-GP-BX-0015 (2016): Received $500,000
Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program (Northern District of Texas PSN Grant)

National Science Foundation NSF SaTC EAGER 1500077 (2015): Received $270,019 TECH MeD: Transdisciplinary Education for Critical Hacks of Medical Devices

Department of Justice DoJ Award No. 2013-GP-BX-0005 (2013): Received $500,000 Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program (Northern District of Texas PSN Grant)

National Institute of Justice NIJ-2013R2CX0049 (2013): Received $308,694
An Empirical Analysis of the Scope and Scale of Organized Crime’s Involvement in Human Trafficking in the United States (with Dr. Vanessa Bouché)

TX Criminal Justice Community Justice Assistance Division (2012): Received $50,000 Tarrant County CSCD Evaluation Study

Bachmann, M. (Feb, 2017). Under the hood: Regression and tree-based predictive modeling. Invited plenary speaker at Partners in Business Conference. Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Utah State University. Logan, UT.

Bachmann, M. (Jan, 2017). Education Initiative TECH MeD: Transdisciplinary Education for Critical Hacks of Medical Devices. NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Principal Investigators’ Meeting. Arlington, VA.

Bachmann, M. (May, 2016). Utilizing predictive analytics to forecast child maltreatment. European Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Bachmann, M. (November, 2014). Passwords. Cybercrime Panel Session, American Society of Criminology. San Francisco, CA.

Bachmann, M. (September, 2014). The future of password authentication. Joint IEEE European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (JISIC). The Hague, The Netherlands.

Bachmann, M., Bachmann, B., & Kinkade, P. (September, 2013). Is this the end of punitive justice in the US? How new specialty courts fight prison overcrowding. European Society of Criminology. Budapest, Hungary.

Bachmann, M., Bachmann, B., & Kinkade, P. (January, 2013). Assessing the present status of cyber criminology: Obstacles, challenges, and promising paths. Plenary Address, South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.

USAID Consultant. (2014 – present). Advisor and trainer to assist in combating rampant violence in select Latin American countries.

Research Partner. (2015 – present). National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.

Research Partner (2013 – present). Project Safe Neighborhoods – Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program.