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Samantha Jones is the Discipline Lead for the Bachelor of Policing and Bachelor of Policing-Investigation, and a Lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Terrorism, Intelligence, and Criminology with the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security. Her Doctoral research expertise has focused on terrorism and terrorist cell profiling domestically and internationally. Samantha’s research focuses on the culmination of numerous disciplines to develop an evolutionary profile on terrorist cells to formulate a strategic response in counter-terrorism. She has lectured and tutored in terrorism, intelligence, and criminology studies to postgraduate students, consulted for specialist audiences and industry, and engaged in media. While she primarily lectures in the Master of Intelligence, Terrorism, policing, and Security Studies degree, she also provides specialist assistance on serial homicide in Australia. Samantha is also involved in intelligence research on biological weaponary. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Dean's Award, Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 26 Oct 2021

Master of Arts - Intelligence Analysis, Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 26 Feb 2021

Criminology, Bachelor of Criminology, Murdoch University

Award Date: 26 Nov 2015

Doctorate in Public Safety, Terrorist Cell Profiling and Disbandment, Charles Sturt University

2021 → …

External positions

Executive Research Assistant , Larkley Pty Ltd


Invited Lecture - Threat Briefing: Terrorist Cell Profiling - Established theories and emerging challenges

2021 → …


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