ZHONG Sara Hua
鍾華
Associate Professor
Current Research & Teaching Interests
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Sociology of Law
  • Gender Issues
  • Development and Society
Refereed Journal Publications
Forthcoming Xi Chen & Hua Zhong. “Development and Crime Drop: A Time-Series Analysis of Crime Rates in Hong Kong in Last Three Decades.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.
2019 Xia, Yiwei, Tianji Cai, and Hua Zhong.”Effect of Judges’ Gender on Rape Sentencing: A Data Mining Approach to Analyze Judgment Documents.” China Review 19 (2): 125-49.
2018 Shen Yinzhi and Hua Zhong. “Rural-to-Urban Migration and Juvenile Delinquency in Urban China: A Social Control Perspective.” Asian Journal of Criminology 13(3): 207-229.
2018 Zhong, Hua, and Zhang, Yunran. “Establishing and Improving Mechanism against Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Institutions with Reference to Hong Kong.” (in Chinese). People·Rule of Law 2: 92-93.
2018 Jiang, Bin, C. N. S. Mak, Hua, Zhong & C.J. Webster. “From broken windows to perceived routine activities: Examining impacts of environmental interventions on perceived safety of urban alleys.” Frontiers in psychology (9): 2450.
2018 Lin Peng, Yuan Xu, Hua Zhong, Tai Wei Lim, and Fengshi Wu. “Chronic Non-compliance and Ineffective Enforcement in Guangzhou”. China Policy Journal 1(1).
2017 Zhang, Yunran and Hua Zhong. “Drug Use Patterns in China: From Past to Present.” Forensic Science and Addiction Research 1(5): 1-4.
2017 Zhong, Hua, Jianhua Xu and Alex R. Piquero.  “Internal Migration, Social Exclusion, and Victimization: An Analysis of Rural-to-Urban Migrant Workers in China.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 54(4): 479-514.
2017 Steffensmeier, Darrell, Hua Zhong and Yunmei Lu. “Age and its relation to crime in Taiwan and United States: Invariant, or Does Cultural Context Matter?” Criminology 55(2):377-404.
2017 Jiang, Bin, Cecilia Nga Sze MAK, Linda LARSEN and Hua ZHONG. “Minimizing the gender gap in perceived safety: Comparing the effects of urban back alley interventions.” Journal of Environmental Psychology 51:117-131.
2016 Celia, C. Lo, Tyrone C. Cheng, Maggie Bohm and Hua Zhong. “Rural-to-Urban Migration, Strain, and Juvenile Delinquency: A Study of Eighth-Grade Students in Guangzhou, China.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology online first.
2016 Zhong, Hua and Tuoqian Xu. “Social Science Studies under the Framework of ‘One Belt, One Road’: Hong Kong as an Example” (in Chinese). Hong Kong & Macau Journal 11: 75-81.
2015 Shen, Yinzhi and Hua Zhong. “Testing Social Control Theory: Juvenile Delinquency in Urban China”(in Chinese). Jing Yue Police Journal (Jing Yue Xue Kan) January: 104-112.
2013 Zhong, Hua and Xi Chen. “Crime, Victimization and Criminal Justice Policies in Hong Kong” (in Chinese). Journal of Guangxi University (Philosophy and Social Science) 35:62-86.
2013 Chen, Xi and Hua Zhong. “Delinquency and Crime among Immigrant Youth—an Integrative Review of Theoretical Explanations.” Laws 2: 210-232.
2012 Zhong, Hua. “Social Development and Age-Crime Distributions in Taiwan” (in Chinese). Youth Exploration (Qing Nian Tan Suo) 5: 20-26.
2012 Chen, Xi and Hua Zhong. “Strain, Negative emotions and Delinquency among Migrant Children” (in Chinese). Issues of Juvenile Crime and Delinquency 5: 22-33.
2011 Zhong, Hua, Ming Hu, and Bin Liang.  “Professional and Public Opinions on Criminal
Court Trials in China: A Comparative Study of Chinese Students in PRC and Hong Kong.” Asian Journal of Criminology 6: 191-205.
2011 Meng, Hong and Zhong, Hua. “Being ‘Normal’ or ‘Addictive’: Patterns and Mechanisms of
Internet Use among Adolescents in China” (in Chinese). Youth Exploration (Qing Nian Tan Suo) 6:
54-61.
2010 Kim, DH, Jeong, EJ and Hua Zhong. “Preventive Role of Parents in Adolescent Problematic Internet Game Use in Korea.” Korean Journal of Sociology 44: 111-133.
2009 Zhong, Hua & Jennifer Schwartz. “Exploring Gender-Specific Trends in Underage Drinking Across Adolescent Age Groups and Measures of Drinking: Is Girls’ Drinking Catching Up with Boys’?” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 39(8): 911–926.
2009 Schwartz Jennifer, Darrell Steffensmeier, Hua Zhong and Jeff Ackerman. “Trends in the Gender Gap in Violence: Reevaluating NCVS and other Evidence”. Criminology 47:701-724.
2006 Steffensmeier, Darrell, Hua Zhong, Jeff Ackerman, and Jennifer Schwartz. “Gender Gap Trends in Committing Personal Violent Crimes: A UCR-NCVS Comparison.” Feminist Criminology 1: 72-98.
2006 Lo, Celia and Hua Zhong. “Relationship Factors and Crime Rates: The Use of Gender-Specific Data.” Journal of Criminal Justice 34: 317-329.
2005 Zhong, Hua, Xin Zhao and Lucinda M. Deason-Howell. “Does Gender Matter? Assessing the New
D.A.R.E Program Effects on Mediating Variables across Gender Groups.” Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education 49: 15-25.
2005 Steffensmeier, Darrell, Jennifer Schwartz, Hua Zhong, and Jeffery Ackerman. “An Assessment of Recent Trends in Girls’ Violence Using Diverse Longitudinal Sources: Implications for Normative Versus Constructionist Theories of Crime.” Criminology 43: 355-406.

 

Courses
  • SOCI 2116 / UGEC 2983 Criminals and the Law
  • SOCI 2216 / UGEC 2963 Social Problems in China
  • SOCI 4010 Graduation Thesis I
  • SOCI 6010 Guided Studies I
  • SOCI 6020 Guided Studies II
  • UGEA 2190 Chinese Society
Administrative Duties

College Coordinator

  • New Asia College Department of Sociology

Member

  • Executive Committee Department of Sociology

Member

  • Undergraduate Studies Committee Department of Sociology

Member

  • Student Affairs Committee Department of Sociology

Member

  • Scholarships & Awards Committee Department of Sociology

Member

  • Panel of Sexual Harassment of CUHK

Member

  • Executive Committee Chinese Law Programme Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies

Member

  • Executive Committee Gender Research Centre Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies

Member

  • Environmental Committee New Asia College

China Study Concentration Coordinator & International Student Advisor

  • Undergraduate Studies Committee Department of Sociology
Community and Professional Service

Student Mentor

  • Email Mentoring Program of The American Society of Criminology

Founding Member

  • Asian Criminological Association