Yuning Wu

Yuning Wu



313-575-9977 (fax)

3261 Faculty/Administration Building


Criminology and Criminal Justice

Yuning Wu

Yuning Wu is a professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Wayne State University. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law from Renmin University of China, and a doctoral degree in Criminology from the University of Delaware. She's interested in doing research on policing and criminological theories. Her research has appeared in journals such as Justice Quarterly, Crime and DelinquencyCriminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, British Journal of Criminology, and Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. She is coauthor of Race, Immigration, and Social Control: Immigrants' Views on the Police (Palgrave, 2018). In 2015, she received the Dorothy Bracey/Janice Joseph Minority and Women New Scholar Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and a Junior Faculty Award from Wayne State University Academy of Scholars. She was also the recipient of a 2014-2015 W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Public Perception of Crime and Justice, Police Attitudes and Behaviors, Victimization, Criminological Theories

Selected publications

Wu, Yuning, & Miethe, Terance. (2022). Race/Ethnicity, area and willingness to call police. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 1-24.

Wu, Yuning, Chen, Xiaojin, & Qu, Jia. (2022). Explaining Chinese delinquency: Self-control, morality, and criminogenic exposure. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 49, 570-592.

Chen, Xiaojin, Wu, Yuning, & Qu, Jia. (2022). Parental migration and risk of sexual assault against children in rural China. Crime and Delinquency, 68, 613-643.

Wu, Yuning, Sun, Ivan, & Hu, Rong. (2021). Chinese reluctance to report crime: Political efficacy, group care, and hukou. Criminology & Criminal Justice.

Wu, Yuning, Lin, Kai, Li, Luye, and Wang, Xiying. (2020). Organizational support and Chinese police officers’ attitudes toward intervention into domestic violence. Policing: An International Journal, 43, 769-784.

Wu, Yuning, & Klahm Charles. (2019). Self-protection, routine activities and victimization: Studying Arab Americans in Metro-Detroit. Violence and Victims, 34, 1030-1049.

Wu, Yuning, Sun, Ivan, Chang Charles, & Hsu, Kevin. (2017). Procedural justice received and given: Supervisory treatment, emotional states and behavioral compliance among Taiwanese police officers. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 44, 963-982.

Wu, Yuning, Klahm, Charles, & Atoui, Nada. (2017). Fear of crime among Arab Americans in a culture of fear. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40, 2481-2500.

Sun, Ivan, Wu, Yuning, Hu, Rong. & Farmer, Ashley. (2017). Procedural justice, legitimacy, and public cooperation with police: Does western wisdom hold in China? Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 54, 454-478.

Sun, Ivan, & Wu, Yuning. (2015). Arab Americans’ confidence in police. Crime and Delinquency, 61, 483-508.

Wu, Yuning, Lake, Rodney, & Cao, Liqun. (2015). Race, social bonds and juvenile confidence in the police. Justice Quarterly, 32, 445-470.

Wu, Yuning, & Jiang, Shanhe. (2015). Chinese people’s intended and actual use of the court to resolve grievance/dispute. Social Science Research, 49, 42-52.

Wu, Yuning. (2014). Race/Ethnicity and perceptions of the police: A comparison of White, Black, Asian, and Hispanic Americans. Policing & Society, 24, 135-157.

Sun, Ivan, Wu, Yuning, & Hu, Rong. (2013). Public assessments of the police in rural and urban China: A theoretical extension and empirical investigation. British Journal of Criminology, 53, 643-664.

Sobol, James, Wu, Yuning, & Sun, Ivan. (2013). Neighborhood context and police vigor: A multilevel analysis. Crime and Delinquency, 59, 344-368.

Wu, Yuning. (2013). Robbery victimization among Asian Americans: A comparison with White and Black Americans. Journal of Crime and Justice, 36, 35-52.

Wu, Yuning, Sun, Ivan, & Smith, Brad. (2011). Race, immigration, and policing: Chinese immigrants’ satisfaction with police. Justice Quarterly, 28, 745-774.

Wu, Yuning. (2010). Evaluation of police performance: An empirical comparison between Chinese and Americans. Journal of Criminal Justice, 38, 773-780.

Wu, Yuning, Sun, Ivan, & Triplett, Ruth. (2009). Race, class, or neighborhood context: Which matters more in measuring satisfaction with police? Justice Quarterly, 26, 125-156.

Sun, Ivan, & Wu, Yuning. (2006). Citizen perceptions of criminal courts: The impact of gender, race, and recent experience. Journal of Criminal Justice, 34, 457-467.

Courses taught by Yuning Wu

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022