Jayne A. Hitchcock is an internationally recognized cybercrime expert. She volunteers her time to work with the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, the National Center for Victims of Crime, and numerous law enforcement agencies worldwide. As a valued resource to these agencies in solving internet-related crimes, she has also worked with legislators to draft and to pass many U.S. internet laws.
She also conducts law enforcement training seminars for local, county, state, military, and federal law enforcement agencies. Her speaking engagements on cybercrime and cyber safety include presentations at elementary, middle, and high schools, universities, and colleges. She also lectures at libraries, conferences, and corporations, while traveling extensively for presentations and workshops in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea. She has been interviewed on several television shows including America’s Most Wanted, 48 Hours, Primetime, and Good Morning America, as well as local, national, and international newscasts, and in Cosmopolitan and TIME magazines. She was named a “Champion For Change” by Lifetime Television in 2004.
In addition to serving on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cyber Crimes and Criminal Justice, she writes for several magazines. She is also a member of Operations Security Professionals Society, Sisters in Crime, Inc. (national and New England divisions), National Rifle Association (lifetime member), the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Third Marine Division Association (lifetime member).
As president of two all-volunteer organizations, Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA) and the Kids/Teens Division (WHOA-KTD), she continues her mission to educate adults and children about safety online. This is her 10th book, four of which are related to internet crime and six are about Okinawa and Iwo Jima, Japan.