Graduate Student, Department of Psychology
Mitch Kajzer is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology in the Cognition, Brain, and Behavior area. His research interests are in how people interact with and are influenced by technology. Specifically, he is interested in how behaviors and the decision making processes change when using technology. A significant portion of his research is related to Internet sexual predators and how they use the Internet to victimize children. Some of this research includes developing predictive models of sexual offending based on statistical analysis of chat transcripts and text messages
Prior to graduate school, Kajzer was a computer forensics engineer and a law enforcement officer for nearly 20 years. In the final six years of his law enforcement career, Kajzer was the commander of the St. Joseph County High Tech Crimes Unit. In this capacity, he investigated over 1100 criminal cases involving technology and conducted over 450 forensic computer examinations, the majority of which were Internet crimes against children. Kajzer has trained hundreds of police officers on Internet investigation techniques in addition to presenting at nation conferences on such topics such as Internet Safety, Fraud Investigation, Internet Crimes Against Children, and Computer Forensics Techniques.