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Professor Petra Saskia Bayerl MSc, MA, MA

Professor of Digital Communication and Security


Business, Technology and Enterprise


Journal articles

Fileto Cuerci Maciel, R., Macedo Kerr Pinheiro, M., & Bayerl, P. (2021). Social forecasting: a literature review of research promoted by the United States National Security System to model human behavior. Revista Brasileira de Ciências Policiais, 12 (4), 23-52.

Butot, V., Bayerl, P.S., Jacobs, G., & de Haan, F. (2020). Citizen repertoires of smart urban safety: Perspectives from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 158, 120164.

Belschak, F.D., Jacobs, G., Giessner, S.R., Horton, K.E., & Bayerl, P. (2020). When the going gets tough: Employee reactions to large‐scale organizational change and the role of employee Machiavellianism. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Birdi, K., Griffiths, K., Turgoose, C., Alsina, V., Andrei, D., Băban, A., ... Vonaș, G. (2020). Factors influencing cross-border knowledge sharing by police organisations: an integration of ten European case studies. Police Practice and Research, 1-20.

Maciel, R.F., Bayerl, P., & Kerr Pinheiro, M.M. (2019). Technical research innovations of the US national security system. Scientometrics.

Bayerl, P.S., Horton, K.E., & Jacobs, G. (2018). How do we describe our professional selves? Investigating collective identity configurations across professions. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 107, 168-181.

Gascó, M., Bayerl, P.S., Denef, S., & Akhgar, B. (2017). What do citizens communicate about during crises? Analyzing twitter use during the 2011 UK riots. Government Information Quarterly, 34 (4), 635-645.

Bayerl, P., Lauche, K., & Axtell, C. (2016). Revisiting Group-Based Technology Adoption as a Dynamic Process: The Role of Changing Attitude-Rationale Configurations. MIS Quarterly, 40 (3), 775-784.

Bayerl, P., & Stoynov, L. (2016). Revenge by photoshop: Memefying police acts in the public dialogue about injustice. New Media & Society, 18 (6), 1006-1026.

Bayerl, P., & Akhgar, B. (2015). Surveillance and falsification implications for open source intelligence investigations. Communications of the ACM, 58 (8), 62-69.

Bayerl, P., Horton, K.E., Jacobs, G., Rogiest, S., Reguli, Z., Gruschinske, M., ... Elliott, K. (2014). Perspectives on the police profession: an international investigation. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 37 (4), 728-745.

Bayerl, P.S., & Lauche, K. (2010). Technology Effects in Distributed Team Coordination—High-Interdependency Tasks in Offshore Oil Production. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 19 (2), 139-173.

Conference papers

Pannocchia, D., Bayerl, P.S., & Hough, K.L. (2020). The digital mediation of migration: a qualitative thematic synthesis. In Nunes, M.B., Isaías, P., Powell, P., & Bontchev, B. (Eds.) 13th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems, Virtual Conference, 2 April 2020 - 4 April 2020 (pp. 145-150). IADIS Press:

Saunders, J., Davey, S., Bayerl, P., & Lohrmann, P. (2019). Validating Virtual Reality as an effective Training Medium in the Security Domain. 2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR).

Orphanides, C., Akhgar, B., & Bayer, P.S. (2017). Discovering Knowledge in Online Drug Transactions Using Conceptual Graphs and Formal Concept Analysis. Proceedings - 2016 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2016, 100-103.

Orphanides, C., Akhgar, B., & Bayerl, P.S. (2016). Discovering Knowledge in Online Drug Transactions Using Conceptual Graphs and Formal Concept Analysis. 2016 EUROPEAN INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY INFORMATICS CONFERENCE (EISIC), 100-103.

Pournouri, S., Akhgar, B., & Bayerl, P.S. (2016). Cyber attacks analysis using decision tree technique for improving cyber situational awareness. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 630 (630), 155-172.

Bayerl, P.S., & Akhgar, B. (2015). Online surveillance awareness as impact on data validity for open-source intelligence? Communications in Computer and Information Science, 534, 15-20.

Bayerl, P., Akhgar, B., La Mattina, E., Pirillo, B., Cotoi, I., Ariu, D., ... Karagiorgou, K. Strategies to Counter Artificial Intelligence in Law Enforcement: Cross-Country Comparison of Citizens in Greece, Italy and Spain. In 20th International Conference on Information & Knowledge Engineering (IKE'21). Cham, Switzerland: Springer:

Bayerl, P., & Butot, V. (2021). Smart City Configurations: A Conceptual Approach to Assess Smart City Practices and Outcomes. In 6th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech2021), Hybrid form – live in the hotel Elaphusa, Bol, Croatia, and virtual access, 8 September 2021 - 11 September 2021. IEEE:

Book chapters

Bayerl, P.S., Sahar, A., & Akhgar, B. (2020). The Radicalisation-Factor Model (RFM): Proposing a Framework for the Systematic Investigation and Modelling of Online Radicalisation. In Investigating Radicalization Trends. (pp. 29-39). Springer International Publishing:

Bayerl, P.S., Davey, S., Lohrmann, P., & Saunders, J. (2019). Evaluating Serious Game Trainings. In Serious Games for Enhancing Law Enforcement Agencies. (pp. 149-169). Springer International Publishing:

Louis, A., & Grantham, H. (2019). Cultural Intelligence and Community policing. In Akhgar, B., Bayerl, P.S., & Leventakis, G. (Eds.) Social Media Strategy in Policing: From Cultural Intelligence to Community Policing. (pp. 37-60). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing:

Suojanen, I., Bayerl, P., & Jacobs, G. (2019). Citizens’ positive safety perceptions in public spaces. In Beer, M., & Zio, E. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference. (pp. 224-231). Research Publishing:

Bayerl, P.S., Akhgar, B., Brewster, B., Domdouzis, K., & Gibson, H. (2014). Social media and its role for LEA's : review and applications. In Akhgar, B., Staniforth, A., & Bosco, F. (Eds.) Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigators Handbook. (pp. 197-220). Elsevier:

Bayerl, P.S., Staniforth, A., Akhgar, B., Brewster, B., & Johnson, K. (2014). A framework for the investigation and modeling of online radicalization and the identification of radicalized individuals. In Akhgar, B., & Arabnia, H. (Eds.) Emerging Trends in ICT Security. (pp. 539-547). Elsevier:

Akhgar, B., Tabatabayi, F., Bayerl, P.S., Nasserzadeh, S.M.R., & Staniforth, A. (2013). Investigating Radicalized Individual Profiles through Fuzzy Cognitive Maps. In Emerging Trends in ICT Security. (pp. 559-575).


Bayerl, P., & Rüdiger, T.-.G. (Eds.). (2020). Cyberkriminologie. Kriminologie für das digitale Zeitalter. Wiesbaden, Germany:

Akhgar, B., Bayerl, P., & Leventakis, G. (Eds.). (2019). Social Media Strategy in Policing. Fom Cultural Intelligence to Community Policing. Springer.

Rüdiger, T.-.G., & Bayerl, P.S. (2017). Digitale Polizeiarbeit Herausforderungen und Chancen. Springer VS.

Bayerl, P.S., Karlović, R., Akhgar, B., & Markarian, G. (2017). Community Policing - A European Perspective Strategies, Best Practices and Guidelines. Springer.

Bayerl, P.S., Karlović, R., Akhgar, B., & Markarian, G. (2017). Community Policing - A European Perspective Strategies, Best Practices and Guidelines. Springer.

Akhgar, B., Bayerl, P.S., & Sampson, F. (2016). Open Source Intelligence Investigation From Strategy to Implementation. Springer.

Akhgar, B., Saathoff, G.B., Arabnia, H.R., Hill, R., Staniforth, A., & Bayerl, P.S. (2015). Application of Big Data for National Security A Practitioner's Guide to Emerging Technologies. Butterworth-Heinemann.

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