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Liqun Cao
PhD

Professor

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 329
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668

liqun.cao@uoit.ca


Background

Dr. Liqun Cao received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio in 1993. Prior to joining the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, he held positions in the United States at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, and Salem State University in Massachusetts.

His research essays have appeared in many top national and international journals, including Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, Justice Quarterly, Policing, Social Problems, and Social Forces. His co-authored paper, Crime Volume and Law and Order Culture (2007), won the 2008 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ Donal MacNamara Award for the best article of the year. He is the author of Major Criminological Theories: Concepts and Measurement (2004), the lead author of Policing in Taiwan from Authoritarianism to Democracy (2014), and a co-editor of Lessons of International/Comparative Criminology/Criminal Justice (2004) and The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminology (2014).

Professor Cao is bilingual in English and Chinese.

Education

  • PhD in Sociology University of Cincinnati in Ohio 1993

Courses taught

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods (graduate and undergraduate levels)
  • Policing in Society
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Senior Seminar in Criminology

Research and expertise

Involvement

  • Selected publications

    Cao, L: The Aboriginal People and Confidence in the Police. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. (upcoming 2014)

     Cao, L and Edward Maguire: A Test of Temperance Hypothesis: Class, Religiosity and Tolerance of Prostitution. Social Problems 60 (2): 188-205. 2013

     Cao, L, Yung-Lien Lai and Ruohui Zhao. Shades of Blue: Confidence in the Police in the World. Journal of Criminal Justice 40 (1): 40-49. 2012

     Cao, L and Ruohui Zhao. The Impact of Culture on Acceptance of Soft Drugs Across Europe. Journal of Criminal Justice 40 (4): 296-305, 2012

     Zhang, Yan, George J. Day and Cao, L. A Partial Test of Agnew’s General Theory of Crime and Delinquency. Crime & Delinquency 58 (6): 856 – 878, 2012

     Cao, L, Visible Minorities and Confidence in the Police. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 53 (1): 1-26, 2011

     Cao, L and Donna Selman. Children of the Common Mother: Social Determinants of Liberalism in the U.S. and Canada. Sociological Focus 43 (4): 311-329, 2010

  • Presentations

    Aboriginal People and Confidence in the Police in Canada. Paper presented at 2014 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

     Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China. Paper presented with Yue Zhuo at 2013 Annual Meeting of ASC in Atlanta, Georgia

     Criminology with Chinese Characteristics. Paper presented with Bill Hebenton and Ivan Sun at the 19th ACPSS International Conference, Louisville, Kentucky in 2013

     Confidence in the Police and Reform of Academy Curriculum. Paper presented at Shanghai International Academic Symposium on Police Education. October 2013

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