Xiaochen Hu

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Phone: 910-672-2689 

Email: xhu@uncfsu.edu 

Room: LTB 310 



Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, TX: Huntsville
M.S. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati
B.S. Applied Psychology, Nanjing Normal University, P.R. China 

Courses Taught 

CRJC 201 Intro to Law Enforcement
CRJC 215 Intro to Criminal Courts
CRJC 315 Criminal Justice Statistics
CRJC 333 Police and Society
CRJC 355 Crime Prevention
CRJC 370 Special Topic: Serial Killers

Research Interests

Research Methods
Criminal Courts
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Crime and the Media
Criminal Justice System and the Media 

Selected Publications

Hu, X., Rodgers, K., & Lovrich, N. Public preferences toward police Facebook posts: A macro-level analysis. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. Forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2018.1531753

Hu, X., Rodgers, K., & Lovrich, N. "We are more than crime fighter:" Social media images of police departments. Police Quarterly. Forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098611118783991  

Hu, X., & Shekarkhar, Z. (2017). Police subculture. In M. K. Hooper & R E. Masters (Eds.), The Criminal Justice System (pp. 514-516). Ipswich, Massachusetts: Salem Press, A Division of EBSCO Information Services, Inc.

Hu, X., Naito, M. E., & del Carmen, R. V. (2017). Pre- and post-conviction DNA laws in the United States: An analysis of model statutes. Journal of Criminal Justice and Law, 1(1), 25-42.

Hu, X., & Dittmann, L. (2016). Nothing works or something works? Gang-crimes and interventions in the print media. Journal of Gang Research, 23(4), 29-50.

Gerber, J., & Hu, X. (2014). A transnational perspective on casino-based gambling and crime. In E. W. Plywaczewski (Eds.), Current Problems of the Penal Law and Criminology (pp. 372-383). Warszawa, Poland: Wydawnictwo C. H. Beck.


Hu, X. (2016, November). Moving toward the electronic community-oriented policing era: Content and strategies of police use of social media. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, LA.

Hu, X., Lyons, P., & Hoover, L. T. (2015, March). Measuring police occupational subculture from an attitudinal perspective: Typology of patrol officers in a southern state. Paper presented at the meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL.

Hu, X., & Hoover, L. T. (2014, November). Does time matter? Temporal analysis of police traffic stops. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.

Gerber, J., Armstrong, G., & Hu, X. (2013, November). Perception of community support among released felons in the state of Texas. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.


Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
The American Society of Criminology (ASC)
The Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice in the United States (ACCCJ)
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Honors, Awards, and Grants 

Outstanding Scholarship Award (2017) Fayetteville State University
Graduate Assistantship (2012-2016) Sam Houston State University
University Graduate Scholarship (2010-2012) University of Cincinnati


Graduate Program Committee (Criminal Justice)
Undergraduate Program Committee (Criminal Justice)
Department Webmasters (Criminal Justice)
Department Awards Committee (Criminal Justice)
Department Graduate Admissions Committee(Criminal Justice)