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Guangzhen Wu

Title: Assistant Professor
College: Social & Behavioral Science
School / Department: Sociology
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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 JusticeJustice 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 PostThe Kansas City StarVancouver SunThe Seattle TimesColorado Springs IndependentNewsweek, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, and National Affairs.