Spencer De LI 李德

Spencer De LI 李德

Professor

CONTACT ACADAMIC QUALIFICATIONS RESEARCH INTERESTS

CONTACT

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TELEPHONE(+853) 8822 8836
E-MAILspencerli@um.edu.mo

ACADAMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. in Sociology with specialization in Law and Crime, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA, 1996.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland at College Park, USA, 1998-2001.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Family and delinquency
  • Crime prevention
  • Corrections
  • Substance abuse
  • Criminal psychology
  • Religion
  • Violence
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods

Spencer De Li is a Professor at University of Macau. Before joining University of Macau, Prof. Li taught in two of the top criminology and criminal justice programs at University of Maryland and Florida State University in the United States. Intellectual curiosity and multicultural life experiences have led Prof. Li to focus on three distinct but interrelated topics in teaching and research. One is family processes and child development. He is perpetually fascinated by so many ways by which children grow and mature and is keenly interested in finding out how parenting practices and family relationships help shape the pathways. Another is criminal psychology, exploring how psychological traits interact with environmental factors to influence delinquent and criminal behavior. Lastly, he has also devoted considerable time to the study of substance abuse, examining the extent, trends and causes of substance abuse, and effective ways of preventing and treating the addictive behavior. Prof. Li has published three monographs and many articles in leading sociological, criminological, psychological, and multidisciplinary journals. His research has achieved far-reaching international impact as evidenced by high Google Scholar Citations (3366+ and counting). Prof. Li plays a major role in several academic associations/organizations including president of Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research, president of Chinese Society for Research in Child Development, associate editor of Journal of Drug Issues, and editorial board member of Victims and Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-based Research, Policy, and Practice. He is also a member of the Narcotics Control Committee of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. 

RESEARCH GRANTS SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AFFILIATIONS, AWARDS AND HONORS COURSES TAUGHT

RESEARCH GRANTS

2018

Principal Investigator, Tracking Study of Students and Drugs in Macao 2018, funded by Social Welfare Bureau, Special Administrative Region of Macao, China.

2018 - 2020

Principal Investigator, A Multicity Study of Adolescent Substance Abuse in Greater China Region, funded by Research and Development Administration Office, University of Macau.

2017 - 2019

Principal Investigator, A Tracking Study of Drug Users in Compulsory Isolated and Community-based Drug Treatment in China, funded by Research and Development Administration Office, University of Macau.

2015 - 2018

Principal Investigator, Macao Social Survey 2015-2017, funded by Research and Development Administration Office, University of Macau.

2014 - 2017

Principal Investigator, Family and Delinquency among Children of Migrant Workers in China: A Mixed Methods and Multidisciplinary Study, funded by Research and Development Administration Office, University of Macau.

2014 - 2015

Principal Investigator, Tracking Study of Students and Drugs in Macao 2014, funded by Social Welfare Bureau, Special Administrative Region of Macao, China.

2014 - 2016

Principal Investigator, The Social Context of Racial/Ethnic Identity, funded by Research and Development Administration Office, University of Macau

2011 - 2013

Principal Investigator, A Qualitative and Quantitative Study of Family Processes and Juvenile Delinquency in China, funded by Research and Development Administration Office, University of Macau.

2007 - 2009

Principal Investigator, Head Start Services, Parents’ Social Capital, and Parent Involvement, funded by Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services, U.S.A.

2005 - 2007 

Principal Investigator, Religious Context of Parenting & Youth Drinking Behavior, funded by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services, U.S.A. 

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

● Li, S.D. et al. (2018). Parenting Style and Adolescent Development in China. Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press. (李德 等,2018。《当代中国家庭教养方式与青少年发展》,社会科学文献出版社).

● Li, S.D. & Xia, Y.W. (2018). Understanding the link between discrimination and juvenile delinquency among Chinese migrant children. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. DOI: 10.1177/1043986218761959

● Xia, Y.W., Li, S.D., & Liu, T. (2018). The interrelationship between family violence, adolescent violence, and adolescent violent victimization: An application and extension of the cultural spillover theory in china. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, 371; doi:10.3390/ijerph15020371.

● Li, L., Wang, Y.Y., Wang, S.B., Zhang, L., Li, L., Xu, D.D., Ng, C.H., Ungvari, G.S., Cui, X., Liu, Z.M., Li, S.D., Jia, F.J., & Xiang, Y.T. (2018). Prevalence of sleep disturbances in Chinese university students: A comprehensive meta-analysis. Journal of Sleep Research. DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12648.

● Li, S.D., Zhang, X., Tang, W., & Xia, Y. (2017). Predictors and implications of synthetic drug use among adolescents in the gambling capital of China. Sage Open. DOI: 10.1177/2158244017733031

● Kerley, K.R., Copes, H., Li, S.D., Lane, J., & Sharp, S. (Eds.) (2017). Encyclopedia of Corrections, Volumes I & II. New York: Wiley.

● Li, S.D. & Liu, J. (2017). Network characteristics and organizational structure of Chinese drug trafficking groups. Asian Journal of Criminology. 12(1), 63-79.

● Densley, J., Hilal, S., Li, S.D., & Tang, W. (2016). Homicide-suicide in China: An exploratory study of characteristics and types. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 199-216.

Li, S., Zhang, X., Tang, W., Xia, Y., & Lin, J. (2016). The Problem and countermeasures of synthetic drug abuse among adolescents in Macao. Chinese Journal of Drug Dependence, 25(1), 69-76. (李德、張小華、唐偉、夏一巍、林建。澳門在學青少年合成毒品濫用問題及對策研究。《中國藥物依賴性雜誌》,第25期,69-76頁).

Li, S., Tang, W., Xia, Y., & Zhang, X. (2016). Ketamine abuse and related factors among Macao juveniles. Chinese Journal of Drug Dependence, 25(1), 124-131. (李德、唐偉、夏一巍、張小華。澳門青少年吸食氯胺酮的模式以及相關因素。《中國藥物依賴性雜誌》,第25期,124-131頁).

Li, S., Liu, J., & Li, Z. (2015). Organizational characteristics and offending patterns of Chines drug trafficking groups. China Legal Science, 3(6), 49-70.

Li, S., Cai, T., Ma, Y., Zhang, X., Lin, J., Tang, W., Ye, J., & Xia, Y. (2015). Students and Drugs in Macao. Macao: University of Macau. (李德,2015。《澳門青少年與藥物》,澳門大學).

Li, S. (2014). Familial religiosity, family processes, and juvenile delinquency in a national sample of early adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence, 34(4), 436-462.

● Hilal, S., Densley, J., Li, S., & Ma, Y. (2014). The routine of mass murders in China. Homicide Studies, 18(1), 83-104.

Li, S. (2014). Toward a cost-effective correctional system: New developments in community-based corrections in China. Victims & Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-based Research, Policy, and Practice, 9(1), 120-125.

Li, S. (2013). Crime and gambling in Macao. In L, Cao, I. Sun, & W. Hebenton (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminology (pp. 309-324). New York: Routledge.

● Luo, D., Li, S., & Zhao, G. (2012). Criminal Psychology. Beijing: Beijing Normal University Publishing Group (羅大華、李德、趙桂芬,2012。《犯罪心理學》,北京師範大學出版社).

Li, S. (2011). The religious context of parenting, family processes, and alcohol use in early adolescence. Journal of Drug Issues, 41(4).

Li, S. (2011). Testing mediation using multiple regression and structural modeling analyses in secondary data. Evaluation Review, 35, 240-268.

Li, S. (2005). Race, self-control, and drug problems among jail inmates. Journal of Drug Issues, 35, 645-663.

● Kleck, G., Server, B., Li, S., and Gertz, M. (2005). The missing link in general deterrence research. Criminology, 43, 623-660.

● MacKenzie, D., and Li, S. (2002). The impact of formal and informal control on criminal careers of probationers. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 39, 243-276.

Li, D. (1999). Legal sanctions and youths’ status achievement: A longitudinal study. Justice Quarterly, 16, 377-402.

AFFILIATIONS, AWARDS AND HONORS

2018

Outstanding Services Award, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau

2017

Renowned Antidrug Network Teacher, Research & Support Center for Narcotics Control and AIDS prevention, Yunnan University, China

2017

Outstanding Academic Staff, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau

2016-Present

President, Chinese Society for Research in Child Development

2016-Present

Member of the Narcotics Control Committee, Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

2013-Present

President, Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research

2005-Present

Associate Editor, Journal of Drug Issues

2012-Present

Editorial Board Member, Victims and Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-based Research, Policy, and Practice

2006-Present

Non-resident Fellow, Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University, USA.

2013-Present

Affiliated Member, Global Centre for Evidence-based Corrections and Sentencing, Griffith University, Australia

2012-Present

President of the Executive Council, Macau Sociological Association

2010

Special Project Award, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Fall 2017:
CCJS-700 Criminology and Criminal Justice

Spring 2017: 
SOCY-803 Paper/ Thesis Writing and Publication

Spring 2016: 
SOCY-805 Selected Topics in Advanced Sociological Research
SOCB-353 Internship

Fall 2015:
CCJS-707 Drugs and Crime

Fall 2014:
CCJS-700 Criminology and Criminal Justice

Spring 2014:
CCJS-707 Drugs and Crime
GRSC-802 Research Writing

Fall 2013:
CCJS-700 Criminology and Criminal Justice

Spring 2013:
PhD Seminar Research Designs and Methods in Social Sciences
PhD Seminar Research Ethics
PhD Seminar Research Writing

Fall 2012:
MSCR-104 Integrated Seminar

Spring 2012:
PhD Seminar Practice of Scholarship in Social Sciences: Research Designs and Methods

Fall 2011:
MSCR-104 Criminology and Criminal Justice
MSCR-123 Drugs and Crime