Ahmet Guler

Ahmet Guler
Associate Teaching Professor of Criminology
Director of Graduate Studies in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration, World Campus

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. 2009, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany

Professional Bio

Research Interests

My research focuses on criminal justice policy, policing, terrorism, criminal justice reform, information technology in criminal justice, and transnational crime.

Selected Publications

  • Guler, A., Onat, I.,& Bastug, M. F. (2024) Deconstructing Fears of Terrorism: A Comparison between Fear from Domestic and International Terrorist Groups, Terrorism and Political Violence, DOI: 10.1080/09546553.2024.2308223
  • Bastug, M. F., Onat, I., Guler, A. (2023). Threat construction and framing of cyberterrorism in the U.S. news media. International Journal of Cybersecurity Intelligence and Cybercrime, 6(1), 29-44. http://doi.org/10.52306/KPIO9808
  • Demir, M., Guler, A., & Ozer, M. (2022). Predictors of successful terrorism incidents. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 1-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/19434472.2022.2130396
  • Onat, I., Bastug, M.B., Guler, A. & Kula, S. (2022). Fears of cyberterrorism, terrorism, and terrorist attacks: an empirical comparison. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. 1-17. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/19434472.2022.2046625
  • Guler, A., Boke, K. & Tsado, L.K. (2022). Analyzing Nigerians’ perspectives on the causes of violent extremism, government responses, and possible solutions. Security Journal, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41284-022-00330-9
  • Hsu, H. Y., Guler, A., & Onat, I. (2021). The influence of pledging allegiance on terrorist attacks: the case of Boko Haram and Islamic State. Security Journal, 1-20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41284-021-00320-3
  • Guler, A. and Demir, M. (2021). A comparison of global suicide terrorism by region before and after 9/11 terrorist attacks, Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JACPR-06-2021-0604
  • Onat, I., Guler, A., Kula, S., & Bastug, M. F. (2021). Fear of Terrorism and Fear of Violent Crimes in the United States: A Comparative Analysis. Crime & Delinquency,  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/00111287211036130
  • Onat, I., Guler, A., Hsu, H. Y. & Reyes, J. (2021). A VAR analysis of the effects of Al-Shabaab’s pledge to Al-Qaeda on bombings and fatalities, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism,  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/18335330.2021.1953115
  • Demir, M., & Guler, A. (2021). A comparison of target types, weapon types, and attack types in suicide-terrorism incidents before and after 9/11 terrorist attacks. Security Journal, 1-26. DOI: 10.1057/s41284-021-00301-6
  • Guler, A., & Demir, M. (2021). A Global Comparison of Suicide and Non-Suicide Terrorism. Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/18335330.2021.1889015
  • Demir, M., & Guler, A. (2021). The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on suicide terrorism. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 1-18. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/19434472.2020.1866052
  • McSkimming, M., Guler, A., & Miller, S. E. (2020). Understanding the Motivations of Citizens to Join a Community Posse Initiative: A Qualitative Analysis. Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology. DOIhttps://doi.org/10.21428/88de04a1.b3613b99
  • Gil-Garcia, J. R., Guler, A., Pardo, T. A., & Burke, G. B. (2019). Characterizing the Importance of Clarity of Roles and Responsibilities in Government Inter-organizational Collaboration and Information Sharing Initiatives. Government Information Quarterly. DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2019.101393
  • Piazza, J. & Guler, A. (2019).  The Online Caliphate: Internet Usage and ISIS Support in the Arab World. Terrorism and Political Violence. DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2019.1606801
  • Bastug, M.F. & Guler, A. (2018). The Influence of Leadership on the Strategies and Tactics of Islamic State and its Predecessors. Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 13(1), 38-59. DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/18335330.2018.1432879
  • McSkimming, M., Dunbar, R.V., & Guler, A. (2018). Organizational Identity Change in Conservation Law Enforcement: Lessons for Pennsylvania. Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics & Policy, 20(1), 1-20. https://tupjournals.temple.edu/index.php/commonwealth/article/view/178
  • Uluturk, B., Guler, A., & Karakaya, M. (2017). Police Officers’ Attitudes toward the Implementation of Community-Oriented Policing in Turkey. Crime & Delinquency, 63(14), 1946–1967. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/0011128714556736
  • Sevinc, A. & Guler, A. (2016). Fighting Terrorism through Community Policing. Middle East Review of Public Administration, 2(1), 1-20. DOI10.1007/978-3-319-31018-3_16
  • Kula, S. & Guler, A. (2014). Evaluating the Influence of Supervisor Support on Job Satisfaction Levels of Turkish National Police (TNP) Members: Istanbul Police Department Case. International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 9(2), 209-224. http://www.sascv.org/ijcjs/pdfs/kulagulerijcjs2014vol9issue2.pdf
Ahmet Guler
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