Xia Wang

Xia Wang
411 N Central Ave
Suite 600
Phoenix
Assoc Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420
Associate Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420
Assoc Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420
Associate Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420

Biography

Xia Wang is an associate professor at the Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Wang received her doctorate from Florida State University in 2008. She is involved in studies of race and ethnicity and their effects on crime and criminal justice, and she is also interested in applying various quantitative methods to test and extend criminological theories. Her work has appeared in Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Law and Society Review.

Education

  • Ph.D. Criminology, Florida State University 2008. Dissertation: Criminal Justice Sentencing in Context: The Effect of Social Environment on Courtroom Decision-Making.
  • M.S. Applied Statistics, Florida State University 2005
  • M.S. Criminology, Florida State University 2003. Thesis: The Educational Deficiencies of Floridas Juvenile Justice Students.
  • B.A. Law, Beijing University, China 2001

Google Scholar

Research Interests

  • Race, ethnicity, immigration, crime, and justice;
  • Criminological theory;
  • Quantitative methods and applications.

Publications

  • Valadez, Mercedes* and Xia Wang. 2017. “Citizenship, Legal Status, and Federal Sentencing Outcomes: Examining the Moderating Effects of Age, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity.” The Sociological Quarterly, 68(4): 670-700.
  • Tankebe, Justice, Michael D. Reisig, and Xia Wang. 2016. “A Multidimensional Model of Police Legitimacy: A Cross-Cultural Assessment.” Law & Human Behavior, 40(1): 11-22.
  • Wang, Xia and Daniel P. Mears. 2015. “Sentencing and State-Level Racial and Ethnic Contexts.” Law & Society Review, 49(4): 883-915.
  • Hay, Carter, Xia Wang, Emily Ciaravolo, and Ryan Meldrum. 2015. “Inside the Black Box: Identifying the Theoretical Variables that Mediate the Effects of a Comprehensive Intervention on Juvenile Delinquency.” Crime & Delinquency, 61(2): 243-270.
  • Mears, Daniel P., Xia Wang, and William D. Bales. Does a Rising Tide Lift All Boats? Labor Market Changes and Their Effects on the Recidivism of Released Prisoners. Justice Quarterly (2014).
  • Wang, Xia, Carter Hay, Natalie Todak, and William Bales. Criminal Propensity, Social Context, and Recidivism: A Multilevel Test of Interactive Relationships. Criminal Justice and Behavior (2014).
  • Wang, Xia, Daniel P. Mears, Cassia Spohn, and Lisa Dario. Assessing the Differential Effects of Race and Ethnicity on Sentence Outcomes under Different Sentencing Systems. Crime & Delinquency (2013).
  • Wang, Xia. Undocumented Immigrants as Perceived Criminal Threat: A Test of the Minority Threat Perspective. Criminology (2012).
  • Wang, Xia and Kristy Holtfreter. The Effects of Corporation- and Industry-Level Strain and Opportunity on Corporate Crime. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency (2012).
  • Orrick, Erin A., John L. Worrall, Robert G. Morris, Alex R. Piquero, William D. Bales, and Xia Wang. Testing Social Support Theory: A Multilevel Analysis of Recidivism. Journal of Criminal Justice (2011).

Research Activity

  • Wallace,Danielle Marie*, Wang,Xia. Relating Health to Recidivism: An Analysis of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) Adult Male Sample. DOJ-NIJ(1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015).

Courses

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 303Statistical Analysis
CRJ 511Applied Data Analysis in Crim
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 302Research Methods
CRJ 605Quantitative Methods
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 302Research Methods
CRJ 513Seminar in Courts & Sentencing
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 303Statistical Analysis
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 303Statistical Analysis
CRJ 605Quantitative Methods
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 303Statistical Analysis
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 303Statistical Analysis
CRJ 524Seminar on Punishment &Society

Presentations

  • Wang, Xia, Gorazd Mesko, and Michael D. Reisig. 2017. Support for Punitive Criminal Justice Policies: Assessing Three Competing Models and Their Interactions in Slovenia. The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia.
  • Valadez, Mercedes and Xia Wang. 2017. Citizenship, Legal Status, and Federal Sentencing Outcomes: Examining the Moderating Effects of Age, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity. The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia.
  • Cheon, Hyunjung, Xia Wang, and Charles Katz. 2017. Ethnic Composition of Neighborhood and Fear of Crime. The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia.
  • Wang, Xia, Hyunjung Cheon, and Laura O. Beckman. 2017. Assessing the Violent Offending and Violent Victimization Overlap among a Sample of Chinese Youth and Young Adults. Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Vickovic, Samuel G. and Xia Wang. 2016. Chinese Culture and Parenting: Assessing the Cultural Invariance of Parenting Typologies. The Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Criminology, Vancouver.
  • Wang, Xia, Danielle Wallace, and Arynn Infante. 2016. Race, Health, and Recidivism: Examining the Effects of Health Status and Health Care Needs on Recidivism for Black and White Ex-offenders. The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans.
  • Wallace, Danielle and Xia Wang. 2015. An Examination of the Direct and Mediating Relationships between Health, Employment and Recidivism. The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington DC.
  • Welch, Kelly and Xia Wang. 2015. Middle Easterner Composition, Perceived Terrorism Threat, and Punitiveness. The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington DC.
  • Wang, Xia, Hyunjung Cheon, and Laura O. Beckman. 2015. An Appraisal of the Victim-Offender Overlap in China. The Second Annual Conference on Geography of Crime in China, Guangzhou, China.
  • Wang, Xia, Justin Ready, and Natalie Erin Todak. Examining the Effects of Perceived Minority Representation of Police Officers on Citizen Perceptions of Criminal Injustice. The 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (Nov 2014).
  • Wang, Xia and Byungbae Kim. Examining the Effects of Religious and Political Contexts on Gender-Based Sentencing Disparity in Federal Courts. The 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (Nov 2013).
  • Wang, Xia. Assessing the Differential Effects of Race and Ethnicity on Sentence Outcomes under Different Sentencing Systems. The Law Journal for Social Justice Symposium on Just/Justice: Valuing Fairness and Efficiency in the (Apr 2013).
  • Wang, Xia and Laura Owen. Minority Threat and Social Control: Examining Punitive Attitudes toward Undocumented Immigrants. The 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (Nov 2012).
  • Wang, Xia. Examining the Effects of Latino Population Growth, Economic Condition, and Social and Economic Concerns on Perceived Criminal Threat from Undocumented Immigrants. The 2012 Racial Democracy, Crime, and Justice Network Workshop (Jul 2012).
  • Mears, P. Daniel, Xia Wang, and William Bales. Changes in Employment Conditions and the Effects on Recidivism. The 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (Nov 2011).

Honors/Awards

  • 2013, Outstanding Publication Award, The National White-Collar Crime Center and The White-Collar Crime Research Consortium.
  • 2013, New Scholar Award, Division on People of Color and Crime, American Society of Criminology.

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice Scholars in the U.S.
  • Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice-Network
  • White-Collar Crime Research Consortium

Service

  • ASU College of Public Programs Day of Service, Attendee (2014 - Present)
  • Outstanding Article Award Committee, American Society of Criminology, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Comprehensive Exams Committee, Member (2014 - 2016)
  • Executive Committee, Member (2014 - 2015)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Crime, Law, and Social Change, Reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Criminal Justice and Behavior, Reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Criminology, Reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Justice Quarterly, Reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Criminal Justice and Behavior, Reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • Criminology and Public Policy, Reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • Sociological Quarterly, Reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • Journal of Criminal Justice, Reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • Justice Quarterly, Reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • Race and Justice, Reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • National Center for the Victims of Crime’s "Advancing Victim-Centered Knowledge" Paper Contest, Judge (2011 - Present)
  • Crime & Delinquency, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Criminology, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Social Science Quarterly, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Graduate Committee, Member (2010 - 2013)
  • Program Committee, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Chair for the Fear of Crime and Perceived Risk section (2013 - 2014)
  • Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice Scholars in the U.S., Treasurer (2012 - 2014)
  • William M. Simon/Anderson Outstanding Paper Award committee, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Member (2013 - 2013)
  • Program Committee, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Chair for the Prisoner Reentry section (2012 - 2012)
  • Obama Scholar Program, Mentor (2010 - 2011)
  • Undergraduate Research Program Poster Competition, Judge (2011 - 2011)

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Honors Thesis Committee Member

  • Alexandra Hewlett (Completed in April, 2012)
  • Megan Mulrooney (Completed in April, 2013)

Masters Thesis Committee Chair

  • Wenrui Zhang (Completed in April, 2014)
  • Natasha Khade (Completed in June, 2016)
  • Kelsey Kramer

Masters Thesis Committee Member

  • Ryan Samuelson (Completed in May, 2009)
  • Brooks Louton (Completed in April, 2011)
  • Megan Mulrooney (Completed in April, 2014)
  • Callie Barstow (Completed in April, 2015)
  • Faith Gifford (Completed in June, 2015)
  • Ana Zuniga (Completed in June, 2015)
  • Victor Mora (Completed in June, 2015)
  • Matthew Gricius (Completed in April, 2016)
  • Logan Somers (Completed in April, 2016)
  • Jason Walker (Completed in June, 2016)
  • Richard Cordova

Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Chair or Co-Chair

  • Laura O. Beckman (Completed in January, 2018)
  • Erica Redner-Vera
  • Arynn Infante
  • Hyunjung Cheon

Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Member

  • Mercedes Valadez (Completed in April, 2013)
  • Clair White (Completed in February, 2015)
  • Weston Morrow (Completed in June, 2015)
  • Byungbae Kim (Completed in July, 2015)
  • Mario Cano (Completed in August, 2015)

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