Research Assistant Professor
Yan Zhang is a research assistant professor at the Department of Sociology, the University of Macau. He obtained his PhD in criminology from the RegNet School of Regulation and Governance at the Australian National University. His research focus is restorative justice, qualitative research, and regulation and governance. His publications appear in leading criminology and criminal justice journals, including Justice Quarterly, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Sexual Abuse, Asian Journal of Criminology etc. In addition, he has served as the managing editor of the Asian Journal of Criminology since 2012 and has been elected an executive board member of the Asian Criminological Society (2022-2024).
- Ph.D. in Criminology, the RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance, the Australian National University, 2022
- M.A. in Criminology, Department of Sociology, the University of Macau, 2014
- B.A. in Forensic Science, School of Criminal Investigation, the Southwest University of Political Science and Law, 2012
- 01.2022~now Executive Board (2022-2024) of the Asian Criminological Society
- 09.2018~06.2022 Research Assistant of Prof. John Braithwaite
- 10.2015~now Liaison, the Canberra Restorative Community, ACT Government, Australia
- 09.2012~06.2016 Secretary, Asian Criminological Society
- 09.2012~now Managing Editor, the Asian Journal of Criminology (SSCI)
- Restorative justice
- Regulation and governance
- Criminal justice system in China
- Qualitative methods
Best Paper Award of the Asian Journal of Criminology with John Braithwaite: “Persia to China: The Silk Road of Restorative Justice I”
Outstanding Student Paper, Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice in ASC conference, Philadelphia, US: “Police Discretion and Restorative Justice in China: Stories from the Street-level Police”
Li, E., Yuan, X., & Zhang, Y. (eds). Criminal Case Disposition through Plea: Conception, Operation and Contradiction in Greater China (proposal under review by the Oxford University Press)
Zhang, Y. (co-editing with John Braithwaite). Special Issue on Restorative Justice in Greater China. Asian Journal of Criminology (expected in early 2023).
Zhou, Y., Xu, B., Sun, I. Y., Zhang, Y., & Chang, L. Y. (2022). Examining Sexual Crime Severity in China: A General-specific Model on Sex Offending against Adults. Sexual Abuse, 34(7), 830-856.
Zhang, Y., & Xia, Y. (2021). Can Restorative Justice Reduce Incarceration? A Story from China. Justice Quarterly, 38(7), 1471–1491.
Liu, J., Zhang, Y., & Wang, X. (2021). Covid-19 and Asian Criminology: Uncertainty, Complexity, and the Responsibility of AJOC Amidst Eventful Times. Asian Journal of Criminology, 16(1), 1-4.
Zhang, Y. (2021). Police Discretion and Restorative Justice in China: Stories from the Street-level Police. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 65(4), 498-520.
Braithwaite, J., & Zhang, Y. (2017). Persia to China: The Silk Road of Restorative Justice I. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(1), 23-38.
Zhang, Y. (2017). Scholarly Influence in Criminology and Criminal Justice of China. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(2), 107-125.
Zhang, J., & Zhang, Y. (2016). The Effect of a Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program for Male Young Delinquents in Guangzhou: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 8(3), 123-133.
Li, Y., Sun, I.Y., Zhang, Y. & Wu, Y. (2021). Land Use Indexed Mobility Changes’ Impact on Urban Crimes in Metropolitan Cities. The Evolving Scholar | IFoU 14th Edition.
Li, Y., Zhang, Y. & Wu, Y. (2021) Frozen Cities, Frozen Crimes?: A Theoretical Exploration of One-year Crime Trends in Four Metropolises during the Covid-19 Pandemic. British Society of Criminology Conference Journal.
Zhang, Y. (2023, forthcoming) Juvenile Justice in China: A Responsive Pyramid? In Y. Zhuo & H. Zhong (Eds.), Juvenile Delinquency and Victimization in Chinese Societies. Routledge.
Zhang, Y., & Yuan, X. (2023, forthcoming) Restorative Pluralism in China. In I. Aertsen & J. Llewellyn (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Restorative Justice.
Zhang, Y. (2017). Pakistan, corrections in. In K.R. Kerley, H. Copes, J. Lane, S.D. Li, & S. Sharp (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Corrections. New York: John Wiley & Sons.