Crime & Justice Policy

James Wo

  • Research Fellow, Crime and Justice Policy Research Program
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology


James Wo's current research interests include neighborhoods and crime, local institutions and organizations, land uses, and quantitative research methods.  He has published substantive work in Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Crime & Delinquency, British Journal of Criminology, Social Science Research, Deviant Behavior, and Journal of School Violence.

Research Interests

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

Educational Background

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