Benjamin Baughman, Ph.D.

Benjamin Baughman

Ph.D.
Program Director, Criminal Justice & Homeland Security Studies
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Homeland Security Studies

Ph.D., Huddersfield University

M.Sc., Liverpool University

B.S., East Carolina University

Division: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Eddy Hall 307

After 15 years of service as a Raleigh (North Carolina, USA) Police Sergeant, Detective, Crime Analyst, and Hostage Negotiator, Ben Baughman retired to complete his PhD in the United Kingdom and then serve as an instructor with the North Carolina Justice Academy (NCJA).  He drew on his experience as an officer along with his formal education to write peer reviewed curriculum and train practitioners in advanced investigative techniques, leadership and tactical practices at the NCJA. Dr. Baughman joined Cazenovia in 2020 after teaching law enforcement intelligence and investigative psychology for Mercyhurst University.

 

Dr. Benjamin M. Baughman earned a BS in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University, a MS in Investigative Psychology from the University of Liverpool, and a Doctorate in Philosophy: Investigative Psychology from the University of Huddersfield.  He is an Assistant Professor for the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Studies program and the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division.  Additionally, Ben is an adjunct lecturer for the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM). As the American Ambassador for the International Association of Investigative Psychology (IAIP), he emphasizes applying Investigative Psychology methods such as geographical and criminal profiling, advanced crime analysis skillsets, multidimensional scaling methods, law enforcement techniques and mathematical modelling to the investigative cycle.  Dr. Baughman is experienced in teaching students with diverse backgrounds/careers and pushing them to go beyond theoretical discussions to a more applied pedagogy utilizing a case study approach.

  • Baughman, Benjamin. (2014). Crisis Negotiations for the First Responder. Salemburg, NC: North Carolina Justice Academy.
  • Baughman, Benjamin. (2016). A Study of Rape Investigation Files Involving Female Survivors: A Comparison of Allegations Deemed False and Genuine. Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield. http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/27856/1/PhDFinalEdition12Jan2016.pdf
  • Baughman, Benjamin. (2016). Basic Hostage and Crisis Negotiations Manual. Salemburg, NC: North Carolina Justice Academy.
  • Baughman, Benjamin. (2016). Tactical Leadership: Critical Lessons Learned Manual. Salemburg, NC: North Carolina Justice Academy.
  • Baughman, Benjamin. (2016). 2017 Improving Decision-Making Skills. Salemburg, NC: North Carolina Justice Academy.
  • Baughman, Benjamin. (2016). Practical Psychology for Policing Module. Leeds, United Kingdom: Kaplan Open Learning (Essex) Limited.
  • Baughman, Benjamin. (2017). 2018 Communication Skills With Persons in Crisis – De-escalation Techniques. Salemburg, NC: North Carolina Justice Academy.
  • Ryan, S., Sherretts, N., Willmott, D., Mojtahedi, D., & Baughman, B. (2017). The Missing Link in Training to Detect Deception and its Implications for Justice. Safer Communities.
  • Patrol Officer, Training Officer, Crime Analyst, Hostage Negotiator, Detective, and Sergeant for the Raleigh Police Department (RPD)
  • Oversaw the Raleigh Intelligence Center (RIC) and served as a liaison with the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation’s Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAAC).
  • Adjunct Online Module Developer / Instructor for University of Essex
  • Adjunct Instructor for IPTM teaching Officers and Detectives
  • Instructor with the North Carolina Justice Academy (NJCA)
  • Assistant Professor of Intelligence Studies for Mercyhurst University