Dr. Benoît Dupont is a Professor at the School of Criminology and a Director of the International Centre for Comparative Criminology at the Université de Montréal. He also holds the Canada Research Chair for Security, Identity, and Technology.
He researches the organizational and technological aspects of changes in the public and private security sectors including identity theft, bank fraud, information pirating, telecommunications fraud, and emerging cyber-security policies. He also evaluates the technological components needed to create a secure environment to understand how they are developed, marketed, used and sometimes evaded. Professor Dupont’s other research interests include governance of security, community policing, and public-private networks of security. He also has expertise in policing in Quebec and has co-authored several books on the subject.
He blogs about cyber-security and other issues related to policing and criminology. He is affiliated with the Centre of Excellence for Policing and Security at Griffith University in Australia.