GUANGZHEN WU portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Sociology Department
  • Faculty Affiliate, Asian Studies Program

Education

  • B.S., Administrative Management, University of International Relations, Beijing, China
  • M.A., Criminal Justice and Criminology, Washington State University
  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice and Criminology, Washington State University

Biography

Guangzhen Wu earned his PhD in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Washington State University. His interests include comparative criminology, policing (police integrity, legitimacy, misconduct, and police-public relations), and drug policy (e.g., effects of marijuana legalization). His research takes an interdisciplinary approach exploring issues related to public safety and justice outcomes from criminological, sociological, and psychological perspectives. Dr. Wu's puhlished work appears in journals such as The British Journal of CriminologyJournal of Criminal Justice, Justice QuarterlyCriminal Justice and BehaviorInternational Journal of Drug PolicyJournal of Interpersonal Violence, Police Quarterly, and Asian Journal of Criminology. His research ariticles were featured or cited in a range of national/international and local media outlets such as Washington Post, The Kansas City StarVancouver SunThe Seattle Times, Colorado Springs IndependentNewsweek, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, and National Affairs.

Select Publications

  • Wu, Guangzhen and Jianhong Liu. 2021. "Extending the procedural justice theory to the Chinese context: The role of collective efficacy." The British Journal of Criminologyhttps://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azab115
  • Wu, Guangzhen, Yongtao Li, and Xiaodong (Eric) Lang. 2022. "Effects of recreational marijuana legalization on clearance rates for violent crimes: Evidence from Oregon." International Journal of Drug Policy 100, 103528. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103528

Wu, Guangzhen, Ming Wen, and Fernando Wilson. 2021. "Impact of recreational marijuana legalization on crime: Evidence from Oregon." Journal of Criminal Justice 72, 1-11.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2020.101742

Wu, Guangzhen and David Makin. 2019. "The quagmire that is an unwillingness to report: Situating the code of silence within the Chinese police context." Criminal Justice and Behavior 46, 608-627. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854819831732

Wu, Guangzhen and Dale Willits. 2022. "The Impact of Recreational Marijuana Legalization on Simple Assault in Oregon." Journal of Interpersonal Violencehttps://doi.org/10.1177/08862605221076169

Wu, Guangzhen and David Makin. 2021. "The Differential Role of Stress on Police Officers’ Perceptions of Misconduct." Asian Journal of Criminology 16, 213-233. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11417-020-09324-1