Benjamin Baughman, Ph.D.

Benjamin Baughman

Co-Program Director, Criminal Justice & Homeland Security Studies / Psychology (Dual Major)
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
Office Hours
Mon: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Tue: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wed: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Thu: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Fri: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

After 15 years of service as a Raleigh (North Carolina, USA) Police Sergeant, Detective, Crime Analyst, and Hostage Negotiator, Ben Baughman retired to move back to the United Kingdom (UK) to complete his PhD in Investigative Psychology under the formidable supervision of Dr. David V. Canter and Dr. Donna Youngs.  Dr. Baughman is the Director and an Assistant Professor for the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Studies program within the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division of Cazenovia College.  Additionally, Ben is an adjunct lecturer for the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) based out of the University of North Florida.  Furthermore, Dr. Baughman draws on his professional experiences and formal education to regularly contribute as a panelist on a PBS show called The Ivory Tower .

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.

Prior to joining Cazenovia College, Ben taught in the Tom Ridge Intelligence Studies program at Mercyhurst University (2017-2020) and led Mercyhurst’s Amazon Team NEXT [New & Experimental Thinking]. From 2013 to 2017, Ben was an instructor for the North Carolina Justice Academy (NCJA) where he taught investigating sexual deviant behavior related crimes, hostage negotiations, improving decision-making skills, de-escalation techniques, and leadership courses. Moreover, he has provided graduate and undergraduate level lectures in the application of Investigative Psychology throughout the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) for well over a decade.

  • 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.
  • 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