Crime & Justice Policy

James Wo

  • Assistant Professor, UI Department of Sociology
  • Scholar-in-Residence, Crime and Justice Policy Research Program


James Wo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Iowa. His current research interests include neighborhoods and crime, local institutions and organizations, land uses, and quantitative research methods.  He has published substantive work in Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, British Journal of Criminology, Social Science Research, and Journal of School Violence.

Research Interests

  • Criminology
  • Urban Sociology
  • Organizations
  • Land Uses
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics

Educational Background

  • BA, Sociology, University of California Irvine, 2010
  • MA, Social Ecology, University of California Irvine, 2012
  • PhD, Criminology, Law & Society, University of California Irvine, 2017