Shih-Ya KUO

Shih-Ya KUO

Associate Professor

CONTACT ACADAMIC QUALIFICATIONS RESEARCH INTERESTS

CONTACT

OFFICEE21-3020
TELEPHONE(+853) 8822 8844
E-MAILsykuo@um.edu.mo

ACADAMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, USA

M.A. in Arts in Administrative Police, Central Police University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

M. ED. in Education in Teaching English as Second Language, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma

B.A. in Arts in Foreign Affairs Police, Central Police University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Policing
  • Victimization
  • Corrections
  • Domestic violence
  • Theory testing
  • Crime and deviance
  • Comparative studies of criminal justice 

Kuo Shih-Ya is an Associate Professor at University of Macau. She received her PhD in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University in 2008. Before joining the University of Macau, she was teaching at West Virginia State University. Her research interests include victimization, restorative justice, intimate partner violence, and policing. Her work has appeared in the journals Police Quarterly, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, International Sociology, Journal of Criminal Justice, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Cogent.

RESEARCH PROJECTS SELECTED PUBLICATIONS MAJOR AWARDS AND HONORS COURSES TAUGHT

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2012-2013

Principal Investigator, Police Stress in Taiwan, funded by Research and Development Administration Office, University of Macau.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

● Shih-Ya Kuo. Occupational Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Affective Commitment to Policing among Taiwanese Police Officers. (accepted in August 2014 and expected to appear in Police Quarterly, an SSCI journal, in March 2015).

● Shih-Ya Kuo. “Opportunity, Choice, and Burglary Victimization in Taiwan.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology (accepted). (SSCI) (IF: 1.056; Ranking: 23/52 in Criminology and Penology)

● Shih-Ya Kuo & Yung-Shun Huang (2014). “Bullying Among Male Prisoners in Taiwan,” Law Enforcement Review, 10(1), 23-46 (peer-reviewed journal).

● Shih-Ya Kuo, Steven Cuvelier, & Yung-Shun Huang (2014). Identifying Risk Factors for Victimization among Male Prisoners in Taiwan. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 58(2), 231-257.

● Shih-Ya Kuo (2014). Prison violence. The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. First Edition. Edited by Jay S. Albanese. Published 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Online ISBN: 9781118517383; DOI: 10.1002/9781118517383

● Shih-Ya Kuo, Steven Cuvelier, & Sheu, Chuen-Jim. (2013). Risky behaviors and personal victimization in Taiwan.” International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 37(2), 79-97.

● Sandra S. Stroebel, Stephen L. O’Keefe, Keith W. Beard, Shih-Ya Kuo, Sam Swindell, and Walter Stroupe (2013). Brother-Sister Incest: Data from Anonymous Computer Assisted Self Interviews. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 22(3), 255-276. (SSCI)

● Shih-Ya Kuo, Steven Cuvelier, Sheu, Chuen-Jim. & Jihong (Solomon) Zhao (2012). “The Distribution of Criminal Victimization and Patterns of Routine Activities.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 56(4), 573-598.(SSCI) (IF: 1.056; Ranking: 23/52 in Criminology and Penology)

● Shih-Ya Kuo, Steven Cuvelier, & Sheu, Chuen-Jim. (2012). “Crime Reporting Behavior and Black’s Behavior of Law.” International Sociology, 27(1), 51-71. (SSCI, IF: 0.92; Ranking: 42.1%). Sandra S. Stroebel, Stephen L. O’Keefe, Keith W. Beard, Shih-Ya Kuo, Sam Swindell, and Martin J. Kommor (2012). Father-daughter Incest: Data from an Anonymous Computerized Survey. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 21(2), 176-199. (SSCI).

● Shih-Ya Kuo. (2011). “Emerging Processes and Concepts of Restorative Justice and Its Implication to Criminal Justice.” Crime and Criminal Justice International, 16, 1-45. (peer-reviewed).

● Shih-Ya Kuo, Dennis Longmire, & Steven Cuvelier. (May 2010). “An empirical assessment of the process of restorative justice.” Journal of Criminal Justice. 38(3), 318-328. (SSCI) (IF: 1.410)

● Shih- Ya Kuo, Dennis Longmire, Steven Cuvelier, & Kuang-Ming Chang. (December 2010). “Prosecutorial decision-making in Taiwan – A partial test of Black’s Behavior of Law.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 54(6), 1023-1046. (SSCI) (IF: 1.056; Ranking: 23/52 in Criminology and Penology)

● Shih-Ya Kuo, Steven Cuvelier, & Kuang-Ming Chang. (2009). Explaining victimization in Taiwan: A lifestyle approach. Journal of Criminal Justice, 37(5), 461-471. (SSCI) (IF: 1.410).

● Shih-Ya Kuo & Steven Cuvelier. (2008). Feminist perspective on domestic violence – An application to Chinese families. Law Enforcement Review, 4(1), 145-160. (peer-reviewed).

● Shih-Ya Kuo & Steven Cuvelier. (2008). Police corruption. Police Science, 39(3), 215-233. (peer-reviewed)

● Shih-Ya Kuo. (2008). Investigating the Russian mafia – Book review. Law Enforcement Review, 4(2), 131-134 (中文書評).

● Shih-Ya Kuo & Glen Kercher. (October, 2008). Research report: “Victimization of immigrants.” Crime Victims’ Institute, Criminal Justice Center, Sam Houston State University.

MAJOR AWARDS AND HONORS

March 2011Special recognition for excellence in research, West Virginia State University
March 2010

Special recognition for excellence in research, West Virginia State University

Summer 2006

Graduate Academic Achievement Scholarships

2006

Office of Academic Scholarships, Sam Houston State University

April 2005

Outstanding Writer Award, Sam Houston University, Writing Center, nominated by Dr. Rolando del Carmen

August 2003 – August 2008

Central Police University of Taiwan Award for doctoral study in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University

July 2000

Exemplary Public Official Award, National Police Agency of Taiwan

August 1991 – August 1992

Scholarship for further study in the U.S.A, National Police Agency of Taiwan

March 1991 – April 1991

Representative (1 out of 4) of the Group Study Exchange (GSE) to Minnesota, Rotary 3480 District, Taiwan

July 1987

Ranked first place in Staff Member Examination and Promotion from local to National Police Agency of Taiwan

COURSES TAUGHT

Research Methods (both undergraduate and graduate students)
American Corrections
Criminology
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Family Violence
Race & Gender Issues in Criminal Justice
Drugs & Crime
Policing (graduate students)
Social Deviance
Community and Crime