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About Kam C. Wong

Professor Kam C. Wong
Professor Wong teaches at the Department of Criminal Justice, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio; where he once was a chairperson. Concurrently, he is a Faculty Fellow at the School of Criminal Justice, SUNY­Albany, New York and Research Fellow with Chinese People’s Public Security University, PRC.
Wong earned his Bachelor of Arts with honors, J.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; as well as a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from SUNY – Albany, where he received the Remington Award for Distinguished Work in Law and Social Science.
An Inspector of Police with the Hong Kong Police, Dr. Wong was awarded the Commissioner's High Commendation, and for twenty years, was a black belt karate instructor.
Professor Wong was a former Managing Attorney of the Legal Service Corporation in Michigan and Corporate Counsel for Everex, a public listed company. He was the Director of the Chinese Law Program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also served as the vice-president (1999 to 2000) to Center for Criminology, Hong Kong University and vice-chair (2000 to 2002) to the Hong Kong Society of Criminology. Currently, he is a Honorary Fellow at the Center for Criminology at Hong Kong University. He is appointed Director, Basic Law Institute – HK in 2015.
Professor Wong published over 100 articles and 12 books, in ten countries, which 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, among others.
Professor Wong was the Managing Editor for Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. He was the Editor-in-Chief: Working Paper Series, International Police Executive Symposium; Editor, Journal of Crime and Delinquency; Editor, Zhejiang Police College Journal (International Division, PR China). He is currently on the Editorial Board of the Beijing Law Review, International Journal of Comparative Criminology, Open Journal of Law, as well as Open Journal of Sociology and Asian Policing.
Professor Wong was an organizer and founding member of the Asian Association of Police Studies, of which he was also the vice-president (2001-2002) and president (2002-2003). He is a the founding board member of the Asia Criminological Society; Pakistan Society of Criminology; Asian School of Management and Technology (India); and the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology.
Professor Wong's latest books include: USA PATRIOT ACT: The Impact of USA Patriot Act on American Society: An Evidence Based Assessment (Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2007); The Making of USA Patriot Act: Legislation, Implementation, Impact (Beijing: China Law Press, 2008); Chinese Policing: History and Reform (New York: Peter Lang, 2009); Police Reform in China (Boca Raton, Fl.: CRC Press, 2012); Cyberspace Governance in China (New York: Nova Science Publications, 2012); Policing in Hong Kong ( Farnham, Surrey, U. K: Ashgate, 2012), Policing in China (Pakistan: Pakistan Society of Criminology, 2012), One Country Two Systems: A Case Study of Cross-Border Crime Between Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and People’s Republic of China (Brunswick, N.J.: Transactions Publications, 2012) (Policing in Hong Kong: History and Reform (Boca Raton, Fl.: CRC Press, 2012) and Policing in Hong Kong: Research and Practice (London – New York: Palgrave, Dec. 2015) (Forthcoming). His two current projects are: “Policing in Hong Kong: Inside Voices” (2016) “Public Order Policing in China: A Case Study of Occupy Central – Umbrella Revolution.” (2017).
Professor Wong is a legal consultant to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada on Chinese law issues. He is an expert consultant to U.K. Beirut Police Integrity Workshop, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on illicit financial flows resulting from transnational organized crime and an expert observer at the United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders. He is a foreign expert to the Ministry of Public Security, People's Republic of China and trainer/consultant to the Hong Kong Police.
Professor Wong was on the advisory board of the Yale in China - Law program. He was a visiting scholar/fellow at Scarman Centre, University of Leicester, United Kingdom as well as a visiting scholar at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University, United Kingdom; Cyberspace Institute, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA; Chinese People’s Public Security University, Beijing, China; Zhejiang Provincial Police College, Hangzhou Zhejiang, China; Hubei Provincial Police College, Hubei Province, PR China; and the Hunan Police Officer College and Chinese Armed Police Force College, PR China.
Professor Wong has been a regular columnist on law and order issues with the Hong Kong Standard (1998), South China Morning Post (1999), Hong Kong Economic Journal (2000) and Apple Daily (2001). He also contributed to the Far Eastern Economic Review, Apple Daily and other major newspapers in Hong Kong. He is a media consultant on Chinese and Hong Kong law with RTHK, Commercial Radio, Radio Free Asia, CCTV, TVB, ATV, CNN, NPR, AP, Reuters, Australian National Radio, Financial Times, Washington Post, Reuters and Guardian. In 2002, he was an editor/columnist for Crime Review, a web-based crime and justice journal organized by the faculty of the Korea National Police University.


Present Associate Professor, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
Present Department of Criminal Justice, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
Present Faulty Fellow, State University of New York, Albany
Present School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York, Albany

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Chinese Law (7)

White Collar Crime (1)

Criminal Law and Procedure (1)

Sociology of Law (3)

USA Patriot Act (3)

Hong Kong Computer Crime (1)

Hong Kong legislation (1)

Crime and Punishment in China (1)

Theory of Policing (3)

Chinese terrorism (1)

Hong Kong Police - Data (1)

Chinese corruption (1)