Dr. Xinting Wang
<b>Department: </b>Criminal Justice and Criminology<br><b>Research Area: </b>Policing, police training, police-citizen relations, public attitudes toward the police, crime prevention, correctional rehabilitation of juvenile offenders, and comparative studies.
Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology
Research Focus: Policing, police training, police-citizen relations, public attitudes toward the police, crime prevention, correctional rehabilitation of juvenile offenders, and comparative studies.
Potential Student Project(s):
Factors associated with public perceptions of police use of force; Crime hotspots analysis.
Attributes/skills/background sought in undergraduate:
1) Good at searching for information on the Internet, for example, peer-reviewed journal articles
2) Good at summarizing journal articles 3) Writing skills are excellent
3) Priority is given to students who are able to use or willing to learn statistical software, such as SPSS, Stata, and others.
4) Knowing crime mapping analysis would be given priority
Mentoring Plan: The student will be required to search for peer-reviewed journal articles on the research topic under the guidance of the faculty mentor; the faculty mentor will guide the student to review the searched journal articles systematically; the student will also learn how to write a literature review for research purposes. The ultimate goal of this mentorship is to get students involved in the research process and even the publication process if the paper is satisfied for submission to academic journals. Depending on the specific situation, the student may have the chance to learn basic statistical analysis techniques and crime mapping analysis. The student researcher will work 5 hours per week on the project, including a 1-on-1 interaction with the faculty mentor for at least 1 hour per week.
Contact: 765-285-5196, North Quad Building, Room M286