Xiaochen Hu

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Phone: 910-672-2689 

Email: xhu@uncfsu.edu 

Room: LTB 310 

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Education 

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

Courses Taught 

CRJC 201 Intro to Law Enforcement 
CRJC 202 Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice 
CRJC 203 Ethics in Criminal Justice 
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
CRJC 605 Community Policing
CRJC 670 Special Topic: Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice

Research Interests 

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

Publications 

Hu, X., & Lovrich, N. (2020). Electronic Community-Oriented Policing: Theories, Contemporary Efforts, and Future Directions. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. ISBN: 9781793607843 

Hu, X., Dai, M., & DeValve, M. J. (2020). Understanding public attitudes towards the police: Co-variates of satisfaction, trust, and confidence. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 62(1), 26-49. 

Dai, M., & Hu, X. (2020). Exploring the duration of police-citizen encounters. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. Online First. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/paaa006

Hu, X., Rodgers, K., & Lovrich, N. (2020). Public preferences toward police Facebook posts: A macro-level analysis. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 21(3), 227-245. 

Hu, X. (2020). Book Review: News media relations for law enforcement leaders (2nd edition). Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 31(2), 315-318. 

Hu, X., & Shekarkhar, Z. (2020). Book Review: No surrender: The land remains indigenous. Race and Justice. Online First. https://doi.org/10.1177/2153368720909166

Hu, X., Wu, J., DeValve, M. J., & Fisher, B. S. (2020). Exploring violent crime reporting among school-age victims: Findings from NCVS SCS 2005-2015. Victims & Offenders, 15(2), 141-158. 

Hu, X., & Lovrich, N. (2019). Small police agency use of social media: Positive and negative outcomes noted in a case study. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. Online First. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/paz077 

Hu, X., & Dittmann, L. (2019). How does print media describe gang members? Analysis of newspaper reports and policy implications. Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, 19(1), 19-36. 

Hu, X., & Lovrich, N. (2019). Social media and the police: A study of organizational characteristics associated with the use of social media. Policing: An International Journal, 42(4), 654-670. 

Dai, M., Hu, X., & Time, V. (2019). Understanding public satisfaction with the police: Military background and interactions between higher education and prior contact with the police. Policing: An International Journal, 42(4), 571-584. 

Hu, X., Rodgers, K., & Lovrich, N. (2018). "We are more than crime fighter:" Social media images of police departments. Police Quarterly, 21(4), 544-572. 

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. 

Presentations 

Hu, X., & Lovrich, N. (2020, November). Do commonly recommended preventive actions deter victimization? Findings from NCVS identity theft surveys. Accepted. Paper would be presented at the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C., U.S. (Cancelled due to COVID-19) 

Hu, X., & Wu, J. (2020, November). Understanding police adoption of body cameras: Organizational characteristics and perceived barriers. Accepted. Paper would be presented at the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C., U.S. (Cancelled due to COVID-19) 

Hu, X., Zhang, X., & Lovrich, N. (2020, March). Forecasting identity theft victims: Analyzing characteristics and preventive actions through machine learning approaches. Accepted. Paper would be presented at the meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Antonio, TX, U.S. (Cancelled due to COVID-19) 

Dai, M., Hu, X., & Gu, F. (2020, March). A comparative analysis of satisfaction with the police in the U.S. and Canada. Accepted. Paper would be presented at the meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Antonio, TX, U.S. (Cancelled due to COVID-19) 

Hu, X., Lovrich, N., & Zhang, X. (2019, November). Public perceptions of police behavior during traffic stops: Logistic regression and machine learning approaches. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA. 

Hu, X., & Lovrich, N. (2019, March). Social media and the police: A study of organizational characteristics associated with the use of social media. Paper presented at the meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Baltimore, MD. 

Hu, X., & Lovrich, N. (2018, November). Small police agency use of social media: Positive and negative outcomes noted in a case study. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA. 

Hu, X., Rodgers, K., & Lovrich, N. (2017, November). "We are more than crime fighter:" Social media images of police departments. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA. 

Wu, J., & Hu, X. (2017, March). The relationship between motivations for joining gangs and criminogenic outcomes: A preliminary test on self-determination theory. Paper presented at the meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Kansas City, MO. 

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. 

Memberships 

Western Society of Criminology (WSC) 
Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA) 
Asian Criminological Society (ACS) 
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 

Academician of the Year (2019) College of Arts & Sciences (CHSS), Fayetteville State University 
Faculty Scholarship Award (2019) Department of Criminal Justice, Fayetteville State University 
Outstanding Scholarship Award (2017) Department of Criminal Justice, Fayetteville State University 
Graduate Assistantship (2012-2016) Sam Houston State University 
University Graduate Scholarship (2010-2012) University of Cincinnati

Services 

Academic Affairs (College of Humanities and Social Sciences) 
Graduate Program Committee (Criminal Justice) 
Undergraduate Program Committee (Criminal Justice)
Department Webmasters (College of Humanities and Social Sciences) 
Department Awards Committee (Criminal Justice)
Department Graduate Admissions Committee (Criminal Justice) 

Reviewer 

National Science Foundation 
Journal of Criminal Justice 
Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice 
Violent and Gender 
Victims & Offenders 
Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 
International Journal of Comparative Sociology 
Journal of Criminal Justice Education 
International Criminal Justice Review 
Criminal Justice and Behavior 
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 
Criminal Justice Policy Review 
Policing: An International Journal 
Police Quarterly 
Police Practice and Research: An International Journal 

Editorial Work 

Managing Editor (2019-current) Police Practice and Research: An International Journal 
Production Editor (Jun. - Nov. 2019) Police Practice and Research: An International Journal 
Board of Editors (Mar. - Jun. 2019) Police Practice and Research: An International Journal