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Drug Users in the Chinese Criminal Justice System

  • U.S.-Asia Law Institute 139 MacDougal Street, Room 512 New York, New York, 10012 USA (map)

Drug Users in the Chinese Criminal Justice System

About the Presentation

Drawing upon a sample of drug users in two mandatory drug treatment centers in Southwest China, this project conducts a quantitative investigation on Chinese drug users.  It explores Chinese drug users’ demographic characteristics, drug use history, and treatment experience.  Utilizing factor analysis, it assesses the validity and reliability of Grasmick et al.’s self-control measure, which is widely used in Western criminological research, among this special population.  Furthermore, the relationships between self-control, deviance, and arrests are examined. 

About the Speaker

Yue (Angela) Zhuo is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Sociology at St. John’s University.  She received her LL.B. as well as B.A. in English from Tianjin University, M.A. in economics from Nankai University, and Ph.D. in sociology (with concentrations in criminology and demography) from SUNY-Albany.  Professor Zhuo’s scholarship focuses on crime and law, substance abuse and mental health, and intergenerational family dynamics in both Chinese and American societies.  She has published extensively in prestigious journals such as the British Journal of Criminology; American Journal of Community Psychology; Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Crime, Law & Social Change; Asian Journal of Criminology; Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Research on Aging and others.  Professor Zhuo is an elected board member of the Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice.