L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


Doctoral students

Kamal Alhassan

Kamal Alhassan is a Ph.D. student at the Wilder School of government and Public affairs (VCU), specializing in Public Policy and Administration with a focus on Criminal Justice. Their research interests span a variety of areas, including cybersecurity, cybercrime, the role of AI in the criminal justice system, homeland security and emergency preparedness, and policing and community relationships.

Kamal Alhassan is deeply committed to using their research to contribute to the academic community and to promote a safer digital landscape. They believe that by examining and addressing these critical areas, we can work towards more effective, efficient, and just systems that serve our communities well.

When not immersed in their studies, Kamal Alhassan can be found riding, traveling, or engrossed in a good book. They view these activities not just as hobbies, but as avenues for expanding their perspectives and inspiring new insights into their work.

Looking ahead, Kamal Alhassan aspires to continue developing their expertise and to make meaningful contributions in their field. They aim to work at the intersection of policy, technology, and law enforcement, leveraging their research to shape policies that address the complexities of our digital world. They are also passionate about fostering open dialogues and collaborations between academia, policymakers, and law enforcement to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by technological advancements.