PEOPLE

MEMBERS OF THE CRIMINOLOGY TEAM

Prof. WONG, Sing Wing Dennis黃成榮教授
Professor / Discipline Leader
Overview

Prof. Dennis S.W. WONG, Ph.D., is currently Professor of Criminology & Social Work at Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences. He served as an associate dean at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences from 2012-2019 and the Acting University Librarian from 2019-2020. His areas of teaching and research are criminology, youth studies, parents-child relationships, conflict management, and restorative justice. Prof Wong is honorary consultant on youth drugs abuse, school bullying, and offenders’ rehabilitation for governmental organizations in Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore. He is one of the founding members of Asian Criminological Society, an active member of Asia Pacific Forum of Restorative Justice, and chairman / board member for a number of non-governmental organizations. Apart from publishing articles in local and international journals, he has published six books related to youth delinquency, school bullying, alternative to prosecution, mediation, and restorative justice. His areas of teaching and research are criminology, youth studies, parent-child relationships, conflict management, and restorative justice.

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Office
B7413
Tel. no.
3442-8831
Prof. MANNING Matthew Garnet
Professor
Overview

Professor Matthew Manning is a criminological economist and future crime scholar. He was previously a full Professor of Criminology at the Australian National University. He has worked within the fields of criminology and economics for two decades. His current research focusses on how new technologies can be exploited by criminals to undertake money laundering, terrorism financing and fraud. Further, his empirical research evaluates strategies that can be employed by criminal justice actors to respond to these new and complex crimes. As a future crime scholar, he is committed to advancing knowledge about: (1) how individuals commit future crimes; (2) the processes that can be adopted to make committing future crimes more difficult, riskier and less rewarding; and (3) the tools that assist government and industry in making strategic economic decisions that create efficiency and enhance return on investment. He has published over 150 book chapters and papers within the fields of criminology, economics and public policy and has developed a number of economic tools that are beginning to incorporate machine learning algorithms. The cost benefit tools are currently hosted and used by a number of government agencies such as the College of Policing U.K (https://www.college.police.uk/research/practical-evaluation-tools). He has also developed online economic APPs to assist criminal justice actors in developing the economic evidence to make informed policy decisions (https://manningcba.digital).

Office
Y7518
Tel. no.
3442-5218
Dr. WONG, Wing Yee Rebecca王穎怡博士
Assistant Professor
Overview

Dr Rebecca Wong completed her Ph.D. studies at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. Her primary research interests are in the fields of green criminology, environmental crime, illegal endangered wildlife trade, criminal networks and issues of trust in the underworld. She is also an associate member of the Extra Legal Governance Institute and the Elephant Research & Conservation Network, University of Oxford.

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Office
Y7416
Tel. no.
3442-7069
Dr. ZHONG, Yueying Lena鍾月英博士
Associate Professor
Overview

Dr. Lena Zhong, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Criminology at the City University of Hong Kong. Her research interest includes Chinese policing, crime prevention, drug abuse and crime, recidivism, and quantitative analysis of crime data.

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Office
Y7313
Tel. no.
3442-8767

MEMBERS OF THE APPLIED SOCIOLOGY TEAM

Prof. ZANG Xiaowei臧小偉教授
Chair Professor
Overview

Professor Xiaowei Zang is Chair Professor of Sociology, former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong. He had been Professor of Chinese Studies and Head of the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield in the UK before joining CityU in August 2013. He has studied ethnicity and elite behaviour in China and has produced more than 120 research outputs including five authored books, 14 edited volumes, and many research papers in referred journals. His current research interests include governance in China and crime trends and patterns of recidivism in Hong Kong. Prof Zang is the only scholar in the category of Social Science in China, Hong Kong, and Macau to make to the list of top 2% of the most cited scientist (career impact 1960-2020) in the world in November 2021.

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Office
Y7315
Tel. no.
3442-8993
Dr. CHEUNG, Chau Kiu Jacky張宙橋博士
Associate Professor
Overview

Dr. Jacky Cheung, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of Hong Kong. His research interest includes quality of life, moral development, work and management, citizenship, and youth resilience. He is an expert in applied sociological research and particularly specialised in quantitative data and statistical analysis.

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Office
Y7303
Tel. no.
3442-8144
Dr. FUNG, Sai Fu Simon馮世富博士
Instructor I
Overview

Dr. Sai-fu Fung obtained his PhD from the University of Warwick. Dr. Fung teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to social research methods, digital sociology, political sociology, social problems, and issues in Chinese society. His research interests are in the fields of computational social science, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), digital health, and sports.

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Office
Y7310
Tel. no.
3442-4311
Dr. HO, Wing Chung何榮宗博士
Associate Professor
Overview

Dr. HO Wing Chung, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of Hong Kong. His research interest includes social problems and social, development in Chinese societies, and social and sociological theories.

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Office
B7419
Tel. no.
3442-8134
Dr. LU, Shiyu Tracy盧施羽博士
Assistant Professor
Overview

Dr Lu's research focuses on social determinants of healthy ageing, with a special emphasis on how environmental (e.g., neighbourhood physical and social environment) and social-behavioural factors (e.g., civic participation and volunteering) shape well-being, physical and mental health in later life…

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Office
B7417
Tel. no.
3442-8839
Mr. MA, Kun Stephen馬勤先生
Lecturer
Overview

Mr. Stephen Ma is a Lecturer of Sociology at the City University of Hong Kong. His research interests include the sociology of the Internet, evaluation research, and sociology of work and organization.

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Office
Y7513
Tel. no.
3442-8838
Dr. TSANG, Yuk ha Eileen曾玉霞博士
Associate Professor
Overview

Dr. Eileen Tsang, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of Hong Kong. Her research interest includes cultural and political sociology of China’s emerging middle class, the sociology of gender and sexuality, sociology of consumption and popular culture, sociology of sex work, and migration, labor, and crime.

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Office
Y7417
Tel. no.
3442-8965

COLLABORATING INSTITUTIONS

Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, University of Amsterdam
Dr. TSANG Yuk Ha Eileen
Overview

Human trafficking; intimate partner violence

University of South Carolina
Dr. TSANG Yuk Ha Eileen
Overview

AIDs project

Cornell University
Dr. TSANG Yuk Ha Eileen
Overview

Sexual harassment in higher education

The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Lu Shiyu Tracy
Overview

Dr. Lu Shiyu is the co-principal investigator of the research project entitled “E2Power: Engagement and empowerment of communities through social capital development” (funded by RGC Research Impact Fund)

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ACHIEVEMENTS

    Publications Abstract
    Chan, H.C.O. (2019). A global casebook of sexual homicide. Singapore: Springer Nature. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-13-8859-0  This book comprehensively discusses 13 infamous cases of serial and non-serial sexual homicide committed around the globe in the past four decades (1974-2010). Offering a psycho criminological perspective, it analyzes the cases theoretically (ie., contributing and precipitating factors, and offender typology) and considers the practical implications (i.e., investigative and crime-preventive measures, and social services). The first book to offer a glimpse of this topic from a global perspective, it adopts a unique approach-case background and critical analysis. As such it is a valuable source of reference for scholars, clinicians, and law enforcement practitioners wanting to gain a better understanding of this type of violent offender.
    Ho, Wing Chung (2017). Occupational health and social estrangement in China. (New Ethnographies). Manchester University Press. https://doi.org/10.7765/9781526113634 This book concerns the post-illness experiences of about a hundred occupationally sick workers who suffer from the incurable diseases of pneumoconiosis or heavy metal poisoning in contemporary China. In exploring their struggles and conflicts in their private and social lives, at and away from home, the author hopes to show how the sufferers structure their own lives, their freedoms, rights, and constraints, and how they think and feel about their actions of acquiescence, compromise, resistance, and protest within the existing power relations. Informed by a framework that connects governmentality and the lifeworld of the victim, the books endeavors to shed new empirical and theoretical light on how the socially marginalized encounter and understand domination in everyday life in the specific context of China now and in the foreseeable future.
    Tsang, Yuk Ha Eileen. (2019), China's Commercial Sexscapes: Rethinking Intimacy, Masculinity, and Criminal Justice. University of Toronto Press. https://doi.org/10.3138/9781487532895 Exploring the experiences of both male clients and female sex workers, China's Commercial Sexscapes expands upon the complex dynamics of sex worker and client relationships, and places them within the wider implications of expanding globalization and capitalism. The book is based in large part upon interviews with sex workers and their clients the author conducted while undercover as a bartender in Dongguan, an important industrial city in Guangdong province and an explicit, complicated, and multidimensional setting for study. In the wake of the financial crisis, the purchasing of sex by single, young-adult males has become an increasingly socially acceptable way for men to perform and experience heteronormative masculinity. Investigating human rights, social policy, and the criminal justice system in China, this book applies the concept of "edgework" to the commercial sex industry in Dongguan to study how men and women interact within the changing global economy.
    Lo, T.W., Siegel, D., & Kwok, 5.1. (Eds.) (2019). Organized crime and corruption across borders: Exploring the belt and road initiative. London: Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.4324/9780429031045/organized-crime-corruption-O across borders wing-lo dina-siegel-sharon-kwok This book explores China's Belt and Road Initiative and the criminogenic potential for economic, financial, and socio-cultural cooperation across countries, where some are known for weak law enforcement and high levels of corruption. It examines whether these flows of capital are increasing the amount of organized crime in the newly linked regions and how law enforcement agencies are responding: Bringing together experts across the Global South and Europe, this book considers transnational organized crime and corruption across One Belt One Road (OBOR). It examines crime and corruption in China and its international United Front tactic; analyzes various forms of transnational organized crime such as trafficking of illegal drugs, looted antiquities, and wildlife and counterfeit products; and presents studies on corruption and organized crime in selected OBOR countries including Russia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Poland, and Bangladesh. This book makes a significant contribution to the development of southern criminology and will also be of interest to those engaged with transnational organized crime, political economy, international relations, and Asian and Chinese studies.

    Publications by Faculty Members

    Publications Abstract
    Chan, H.C.O. (2019). A global casebook of sexual homicide. Singapore: Springer Nature. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-13-8859-0  This book comprehensively discusses 13 infamous cases of serial and non-serial sexual homicide committed around the globe in the past four decades (1974-2010). Offering a psycho criminological perspective, it analyzes the cases theoretically (ie., contributing and precipitating factors, and offender typology) and considers the practical implications (i.e., investigative and crime-preventive measures, and social services). The first book to offer a glimpse of this topic from a global perspective, it adopts a unique approach-case background and critical analysis. As such it is a valuable source of reference for scholars, clinicians, and law enforcement practitioners wanting to gain a better understanding of this type of violent offender.
    Ho, Wing Chung (2017). Occupational health and social estrangement in China. (New Ethnographies). Manchester University Press. https://doi.org/10.7765/9781526113634 This book concerns the post-illness experiences of about a hundred occupationally sick workers who suffer from the incurable diseases of pneumoconiosis or heavy metal poisoning in contemporary China. In exploring their struggles and conflicts in their private and social lives, at and away from home, the author hopes to show how the sufferers structure their own lives, their freedoms, rights, and constraints, and how they think and feel about their actions of acquiescence, compromise, resistance, and protest within the existing power relations. Informed by a framework that connects governmentality and the lifeworld of the victim, the books endeavors to shed new empirical and theoretical light on how the socially marginalized encounter and understand domination in everyday life in the specific context of China now and in the foreseeable future.
    Tsang, Yuk Ha Eileen. (2019), China's Commercial Sexscapes: Rethinking Intimacy, Masculinity, and Criminal Justice. University of Toronto Press. https://doi.org/10.3138/9781487532895 Exploring the experiences of both male clients and female sex workers, China's Commercial Sexscapes expands upon the complex dynamics of sex worker and client relationships, and places them within the wider implications of expanding globalization and capitalism. The book is based in large part upon interviews with sex workers and their clients the author conducted while undercover as a bartender in Dongguan, an important industrial city in Guangdong province and an explicit, complicated, and multidimensional setting for study. In the wake of the financial crisis, the purchasing of sex by single, young-adult males has become an increasingly socially acceptable way for men to perform and experience heteronormative masculinity. Investigating human rights, social policy, and the criminal justice system in China, this book applies the concept of "edgework" to the commercial sex industry in Dongguan to study how men and women interact within the changing global economy.
    Lo, T.W., Siegel, D., & Kwok, 5.1. (Eds.) (2019). Organized crime and corruption across borders: Exploring the belt and road initiative. London: Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.4324/9780429031045/organized-crime-corruption-O across borders wing-lo dina-siegel-sharon-kwok This book explores China's Belt and Road Initiative and the criminogenic potential for economic, financial, and socio-cultural cooperation across countries, where some are known for weak law enforcement and high levels of corruption. It examines whether these flows of capital are increasing the amount of organized crime in the newly linked regions and how law enforcement agencies are responding: Bringing together experts across the Global South and Europe, this book considers transnational organized crime and corruption across One Belt One Road (OBOR). It examines crime and corruption in China and its international United Front tactic; analyzes various forms of transnational organized crime such as trafficking of illegal drugs, looted antiquities, and wildlife and counterfeit products; and presents studies on corruption and organized crime in selected OBOR countries including Russia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Poland, and Bangladesh. This book makes a significant contribution to the development of southern criminology and will also be of interest to those engaged with transnational organized crime, political economy, international relations, and Asian and Chinese studies.
    Name of Graduate Year of Graduation Program Award Award Issued Organization Date of Award
    Mr Leung Siu Kei, Michael 2010

    BSocSc (Criminology), SS, City University of Hong Kong

     

    Outstanding Junior Social Worker Award at The 31st Outstanding Social Worker Award Ceremony Hong Kong Social Worker’s Association February 25, 2022

     

    Student Achievement

    Name of Graduate Year of Graduation Program Award Award Issued Organization Date of Award
    Mr Leung Siu Kei, Michael 2010

    BSocSc (Criminology), SS, City University of Hong Kong

     

    Outstanding Junior Social Worker Award at The 31st Outstanding Social Worker Award Ceremony Hong Kong Social Worker’s Association February 25, 2022