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Dr. Yu Zhang

Assistant Professor
(585) 395-5500
Office:  Albert W. Brown Building 215

Courses Offered

  • Criminal Law
  • Adjudication Process

Research Interests

  • Comparative Criminology/Criminal Justice
  • Law and Society
  • Policing


Dr. Zhang received her law degree from China and her Ph.D. in Criminology and Public Policy from Northeastern University in Boston. Dr. Zhang’s primary teaching and research interests include comparative criminology/criminal justice, policing, law and society and quantitative methodology. She has participated in several international and national research projects, including the International Self-report Delinquency Study, National Sexual Assault Self-efficacy Needs Assessment Project, and Implicit Racial Bias Project. She is currently working on the application of computational methods in social science, including social media data analysis.

Recent Publications

Herlihy, D., & Zhang, Y. (2017). Music industry and copyright protection in the United States and China. Global Media and China, 1(4), 390-400.

Zhang, Y. (2016). The Rule of Bureaucracy: A Reflection on Chinese Criminal Justice System. LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC.

Zhang, Y., & Lovrich, N. (2016). Portrait of justice: The spirit of Chinese law as depicted in historical and contemporary drama. Global Media and China, 1(4), 372-389.

Last Updated 5/13/19

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