Professor Wong earned his B.A. (Hons) and J.D. from Indiana University
(Bloomington). He obtained his Ph.D. in criminal justice from SUNY -Albany, and earned
the Remington Award for Distinguished Work in Law and Social Science. 

Professor Wong was an Inspector of Police with the Hong Kong Police and was awarded the
Commissioner's High Commendation. He was a one-time black belt karate instructor for
over 20 years. He has practiced and taught law in the U.S. and Hong Kong. 

Professor Wong was a former Managing Attorney of Legal Service Corporation in Michigan
and Corporate Counsel for Everex, a public listed company. He was the Director of Chinese
Law Program at Chinese University of Hong Kong. He served as the vice-president (1999 to
2000) and vice-chair (2000 to 2002) to Hong Kong Society of Criminology. He is currently
an Associate Fellow of Center of Criminology, Hong Kong University. He is an organizer
and founding member of Asian Association of Police Studies, of which he was the
vice-President (2001-2) and President (2002-3). 

Professor's Wong's publications (over 80 articles and book chapters) appeared
in Police Quarterly; Columbia Journal of Asian Law; Georgetown Journal of Law and Public
Policy; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology; British Journal of
Criminology; Asian Journal of Criminology; Australian Journal of Law and Society; China
Perspective (French); Crime Review (Korea); China Review; Herald of Law (Yugoslavia);
International Journal of the Sociology of Law; Criminal Law Bulletin; Journal of
Information Law & Technology; Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal; John Marshall
Journal of Computer and Information Law, Education and Law Journal, Asia-Pacific Journal
on Human Rights and the Law, Michigan Journal of Race & Law. 

Professor Wong was an editor with the Journal of Crime and Delinquency and Managing
Editor for Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. He was the
Editor-in-Chief, Occasional Paper Series, Chinese Law Program. He is currently on the
Editorial Board of International Journal of Comparative Criminology, Open Journal of Law,
Open Journal of Sociology and Asian Policing. 

Professor Wong's latest books published are USA PATRIOT ACT: The Impact of USA
Patriot Act on American Society: An Evidence Based Assessment (2007)and The Making of USA
Patriot Act: Legislation, Implementation, Impact (Beijing: China Law Press, 2008) 

Professor Wong is working on three books: Policing in Chinese Characteristics (Peter
Lang, 2008), Cyberspace Goverance in China (Nova Science Publications, 2009)
(Forthcoming), and Police Reform in China (2009)(In progress). 

Professor Wong is a legal consultant to Canadian government on China policing and
criminal process issues and was an expert observer at the United Nations Congress on the
Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders. He is a foreign expert to Ministry of
Public Security, People's Republic of China and provided consultation to Hong Kong
Police. He was on the advisory board of the Yale in China - Law program. He was a
visiting scholar/fellow at Scarman Centre, University of Leicester and visiting scholar
at Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University, Cyberspace Institute, George
Washington University, D.C. 

Professor Wong has been a regular columnist with the Hong Kong Standard (1998), South
China Morning Post (1999), Hong Kong Economic Journal (2000) and Apple Daily (2001) on
law and order issues. He also contributed to Far Eastern Economic Review, Apple Daily and
other major newspapers in Hong Kong. He was a frequent commentator on Hong Kong law and
justice issues with RTHK, Commercial Radio, Radio Free Asia, TVB, ATV and CNN. He was an
editor-columnist (2002) of a web based crime and justice journal organized by Korea
National Police University faculties (Crime Review). 



A General Theory of Community Policing, International Journal of Sociology of Law (2009)

Introduced in the 1970s (in the United States), community policing is a philosophy and strategy...



A Comparative Study of Laws of Assembly in China: Historical Continuity or Political Departure?, Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal (2006)

This paper is a comparative study of the law of assembly between the People’s Republic...



“Implementing the USA PATRIOT ACT: A Case Study of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)”, Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal (2006)

On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked America without warning, killing 2749 in New York City...



Legalism and Constitutionalism in the People’s Republic of, International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (2006)

There are repeated claims that the police in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), i.e....



Retribution and Corporate Crime, Criminal Law Bulletin (2006)

This paper explores the issue of whether the retribution theory can be applied as a...




Policing with Chinese Characteristics (2009)

A review of (occidental) literature on Chinese social control-policing shows that there is an imbalance...


The Making of USA Patriot Act: Legislation, Implementation, Impact (2008)

This book investigated into the ilegislative process, implementation issues and social impact of USA PATRIOT...



The Impact of USA Patriot Act on American Society: An Evidence Based Assessment (2007)

Book Description: Much has been written about the USA Patriot Act, and the controversy that...


Contributions to Books


Police Education in China, Policing with Chinese Characteristics (2009)

A comprehensive review of literature shows that there is currently no academic study on PRC...



Idea of Terrorism in China, John Eterno and Dilip Das text: "Transnational Crime and the Law: An Overview of Current Practices." (2008)

This research investigated an old political problem in a new cultural context: what is the...



The Making of the USA PATRIOT Act I: The Legislative Process and Dynamics, The Impact of USA Patriot Act on American Society: An Evidence Based Assessment (2007)

ABSTRACT On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked America without warning, killing 2752 in New York...



Understanding PRC Criminal Justice Process: Anatomy of the “Big Spender” Case, Crime and its Control in Greater the PRC (2004)

On October 20, 1998 Cheung Tse-keung, also known as the “Big Spender,” and 35 others...


Unpublished Papers


The Idea of Police in China (2009)

Specialized and professionalized police came to China by way of Japan, circ 1889. Western policing,...



Community Policing in Comparative context: P.R.C. vs. U.S.A. (2008)

This is an investigation into the philosophy informing People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) community policing....




This project investigates into and reports upon computer related crime and control in China. Particularly,...



Chinese Thinking on Crime and Punishment: Old and New (2008)

ABSTRACT As a scholarly discipline, criminology in China is growing in stature, maturity, and utility....



How Chinese e-Public Feel and Think About Corruption (2008)

On June 23, 2004, the China National Auditing Office stunned the nation with the submission...



Community Policing with Chinese Characteristics:, Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati (2008)


This is an investigation into the philosophy and theory of community policing in China....



Study of Policing in China, International Police Excutive Symposium (2008)

This article is a critique of Western approach to the study of Chinese policing, with...




On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong, a colony (euphemistically called dependent territory) of Britain, was...



Hong Kong Interception of Communications and Surveillance Ordinance: A Critical Assessment, “Hong Kong’s Basic Law: The First Ten Years and its Future” Conference (2007)

ABSTRACT On August 6, 2006, the Hong Kong Legislative Council passed the Interception of Communications...




Miscarriage of Justice in Imperial China:The Case of “Yang Nai Wu and Xiao Bai Cai”(杨乃武与小白菜). (2009)

This article provides an annotated translation of court documents attending to the “Yang Nai Wu...



Assault on Hong Kong Police - 1963 to 1998 - Data Set (2009)

This is a set of data on assault on Hong Kong Police from 1963 to...



PRC Police Major Events - 1949 - 1978 - Data (2008)

This data set chronicles major PRC police events from 1949 to 1978.