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Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, USA
B.A. in Archival Science, Wuhan University, China
- Crime and Social Control in China
- Comparative Study of Crime and Criminal Justice
- Juvenile Delinquency
Ruohui Zhao is an Associate Professor at University of Macau. She received her PhD in criminology and criminal justice from University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2007. Her research interests include juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, corrections, and crime control in China. Her work has appeared in the following journals Social Forces, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Deviant Behavior, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, and Policing.
Dr.Zhao is a founding member and executive board member of Asian Criminological Society. She was the receipient of the Third Macau Humanity and Social Science Research Award, second place (paper award), in 2012. Her PhD dissertation was among the ProQuest Most-Accessed Dissertations and Theses in May, 2018.
Police Officers’ Perceptions of Spousal Violence: An Exploratory Study in Mainland China, University of Macau
An Exploratory Study of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Attitude toward the Police in a Less-Developed Western City of China, University of Macau
Perceptions of Fear of Crime and Punitivity among College Students in Macau SAR and Mainland China, University of Macau
Evaluation of Community-Based Correction, University of Macau
Journal Articles ( * denotes corresponding author)
Zhao, Ruohui, Hongwei Zhang, Jihong Zhao & Xinting Wang (forthcoming). When the West meets the East: Cultural clash and its impacts on anomie in a sample of Chinese adolescents. Deviant Behavior., doi : 10.1080/01639625.2018.1472934
Zhang, Hongwei & Ruohui Zhao* (2018). Empirical research on domestic violence in contemporary China—Continuity and advances. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62(16), 4879-4887.
Zhao, Ruohui, Hongwei Zhang, Yong Jiang & Xuening Yao (UM PhD student) (2018) The tendency to make arrests in domestic violence: Perceptions from police officers in China, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62(16), 4923-4941.
Zhao, Ruohui (2018). Impacts of the school context on victimization in a sample of Chinese adolescents: A multilevel approach. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 34(2), 196-218.
Lai, Yunglien & Ruohui Zhao (2018). The Impacts of Neighborhood Context on Residents’ Satisfaction with Police Services in Metropolitan Taipei: A Multilevel Approach. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 41(2), 276-291.
Ren, Ling, Ni He, Ruohui Zhao & Hongwei Zhang (2017). Self-control, risky lifestyles, and victimization：A study with a sample of Chinese school youth. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 44(5), 695-716.
Zhang, Hongwei, Jihong Zhao, Ling Ren, & Ruohui Zhao (2017). Subculture, gang involvement, and delinquency: A study of incarcerated youth in China. Justice Quarterly, 34(6), 952-977
Zhang, Hongwei, Ruohui Zhao*, Jihong Zhao, & Ling Ren (2016). The impact of child sexual abuse and psychological distress on delinquency among incarcerated juveniles in China. Crime, Law and Social Change, 66(5), 447-464
Ren, Ling, Jihong Zhao, Ni He, Ineke Haen Marshall, Hongwei Zhang, Ruohui Zhao, and Cheng Jin (2016). Testing for measurement invariance of attachment across Chinese and American adolescent samples. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 60(8), 964-991.
Ren, Ling, Hongwei Zhang, Jihong Zhao & Ruohui Zhao (2016). Delinquent subculture and juvenile offenders’ attitudes toward the police in China. Police Quarterly, 19(1), 87-110.
Cao, Liqun, Jihong Zhao, Ling Ren, Ruohui Zhao (2015). Do In-group and out-group forms of trust matter in predicting confidence in order institutions? A study of three culturally distinctive countries. International Sociology, 30(6), 674-693.
Zhang, Hongwei, Ruohui Zhao, Ling Ren, and Jihong Zhao (2014). Social attachment and juvenile attitudes toward the police in China: Bridging Eastern and Western wisdom. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 51(6), 703-734.
Zhang, Hongwei, Jihong Zhao, Lin Ren & Ruohui Zhao (2014). Social bonds, traditional models and juvenile attitudes toward the police in China. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 37(3), 596-611.
Hilal, Susan, James Densley & Ruohui Zhao (2013). Cops in college: Police officers’ perceptions on formal education. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 24(4). 461-477.
Cao, Liqun & Ruohui Zhao (2012). The impact of culture on acceptance of soft drugs across Europe. Journal of Criminal Justice, 40(4), 296-305.
Liu, Jianhong, Ruohui Zhao, Haiyan Xiong, and Jinlin Gong (2012). Chinese legal traditions: Punitiveness versus mercy. Asia Pacific Journal of Police and Criminal Justice, 9(1), 17-33
Huang, Kaicheng, Jianhong Liu, Ruohui Zhao, Guoling Zhao, & Paul C. Friday (2012). Chinese narcotics trafficking: A preliminary report. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 56(1), 134-152.
Cao, Liqun, Yunlien Lai, & Ruohui Zhao (2012). Shade of blue: Confidence in the police in the world. Journal of Criminal Justice, 40(1), 40-49.
Zhao, Ruohui & Jianhong Liu (2011). A system’s approach of crime prevention: The case of Macau. Asian Journal of Criminology, 6(2), 207-227.
Zhao, Ruohui & Liqun Cao (2010). Social change and anomie – A cross-national study. Social Forces, 88(3), 1209-1229.
Cao, Liqun, Ruohui Zhao, Lin Ren & Jihong Zhao (2010). Social support and anomie: A multilevel analysis of anomie in Europe and North America. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 54(4), 625-639.
Garland, Brett E., William P. Mccarty, and Ruohui Zhao (2009). Job satisfaction and organizational commitment in prisons—An examination of psychological staff, teachers, and unit management staff. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36(2), 163-183.
Zhao, Ruohui & Hongwei Zhang (2017). Family Violence and the Legal and Social Responses in China. In Eve Buzawa & Carl Buzawa (eds.) Global Responses to Domestic Violence, pp189-206. Bonita Springs, FL: Springer.
Zhao, Ruohui & Liqun Cao (2017). Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in China, pp155-172 in Scott Decker & Nerea Marteache (Eds.) International Handbook of Juvenile Justice (2nd ed.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer
Zhao, Ruohui (2017). Administrative Punishment. In K.R. Kerley, H. Copes, J. Lane, S.D. Li, & S. Sharp (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Corrections. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Zhao, Ruohui, Hongwei Zhang, & Jianhong Liu (2014). Juvenile Justice System in China: A System in Transition, pp137-162 in John Winterdyk (ed.) Juvenile Justice: International Perspectives, Models and Trends. FL: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group.
Zhao, Ruohui (2013). Official Responses to Crime in Macau, pp324-340 in L, Cao, I. Sun, & B. Hebenton (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminology, New York: Routledge.
Zhao, Ruohui, Liqun Cao, & Jihong Zhao (2013). Fear of Crime and Punitivity among College Students in Macau, China, pp159-179 in Helmut Kury and John Winterdyk (eds.) Fear of Crime and Punitiveness: Results from International Students Surveys. Bochum, Germany: Universitaetsverlag Brockmeyer.
MAJOR AWARDS AND HONORS
Ph.D. Dissertation (Determinants of anomie: A cross-national study, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2007) ranked among ProQuest Most-Accessed Dissertations and Theses, May, 2018 (Each month ProQuest updates the list of the top 25 Most-Accessed Dissertations and Theses across all subjects, based upon total PDF downloads).
“A System’s Approach of Crime Prevention: The Case of Macau” (a research paper published in Asian Journal of Criminology), The Third Macau Humanity and Social Science Research Award, Second Place, Macau Foundation (第三屆澳門人文社會科學研究優秀成果評獎论文类二等獎,澳门基金会)
Drugs and Crime
Law and Society
Crime and Criminal Justice in China
Social Change and Crime in Macao and Chinese Mainland
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
Special Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice