Skip navigation

Doris Chu


Department: Social Sciences

Doris Chu is a Professor of Criminology. She received her M.A and  Ph.D in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany. Prior to assuming her present position, she had taught at National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan and Arkansas State University in the USA.

Her research interests include religiosity and desistance, gender and policing, comparative criminal justice, and the application of positive psychology to substance abuse interventions. Her publications have appeared in Policing, Criminology and Criminal Justice, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Journal of Family Violence, Policing and Society, Crime and Delinquency, and British Journal of Criminology. Her scholarly work has been recognized internationally. She was awarded the 2013 Richard J. Terrill best paper of the year for the article entitled “The Role of the State on Cross-National Homicide Rates,” which was published in the International Criminal Justice Review. She also received the 2011 faculty research award from Arkansas State University and 2019 outstanding faculty research award from National Chung Cheng University. She is the editor for the Asia/Pacific volume of a multi-volume book set entitled Crime and Punishment around the World for ABC/CLIO (publish in October 2010). The book set includes a volume for each of four world regions: Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia/Pacific. The World Bank described this book as an “unprecedented work” in their newsletter.

Doris Chu

Doris' research interests include the following:
● the intersection of gender and criminal justice
● comparative criminal justice
● policing
● religiosity and desistance
● positive psychology interventions and offender rehabilitation

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Factors affecting post-traumatic growth and anticipated desistance: An examination of females incarcerated for drug-related offenses, Chu, D. 22 May 2023, 23rd Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (ESC)
  • Gender equality and female incarceration: Evidence from global and regional analyses, Chu, D., Hebenton, B., Toh, A. 30 Jan 2023, In: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Perceived stress and mental health during the pandemic of COVID-19: An examination of Taiwanese police officers, Chu, D. 30 Jun 2023, In: Policing
  • Perceptions of police misconduct in Taiwan: Does procedural justice matter?, Lai, Y., Chu, D., Wu, S., Luo, F., Lo, T. 1 Jan 2023, In: Journal of Crime and Justice
  • Influence of religiosity and studying law on college students’ punitive attitudes in China, Chu, D., Cretacci, M., Gao, Y. 1 Feb 2022, In: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Victimization and Bullying in Taiwan, Lo, C., Ash-Houchen, W., Cheng, T., Chu, D. Dec 2022, In: Violence and Victims
  • Gender Equality and Female Offending: Evidence From International Data Sources, Chu, D., Hebenton, B., Toh, A. 1 Oct 2021, In: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
  • Perceived social network and support functions among substance abusers: Does gender matter?, Hahn, Y., Chu, D. 11 Jun 2021, 6th CIFA Regional Symposium 2021: Family First, Hong Kong, CIFA
  • The Link between Childhood Maltreatment, Prostitution, and Victimization of Physical Intimate Partner Violence: An Examination of Female Inmates in Taiwan, Chen, Y., Chu, D. 1 Aug 2021, In: Journal of Family Violence
  • The relationships between adverse childhood experience, intimate partner violence victimization, family support, and the challenges of re-entry: An examination of female inmates in Taiwan, Chu, D., Chen, Y. 10 Jun 2021, 6th CIFA Regional Symposium 2021: Family First, Hong Kong, CIFA

  • Criminology PhD May 18 2003
  • Criminology MA May 23 1999

a sign in front of a crowd

Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

Research at Northumbria

Research at Northumbria

Research is the life blood of a University and at Northumbria University we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people's lives.

NU World

Explore NU World

Find out what life here is all about. From studying to socialising, term time to downtime, we’ve got it covered.

Latest News and Features

Gondola in Venice
Campus Sunset Generic
IVCO 2024
gettyimages/Robert Ingelhart
Seagrass habitats are expanding in some areas, to the surprise of researchers. Matthew Floyd, CC BY-ND
More news
More events

Upcoming events

REVEAL: Fine Art
REVEAL: Computer and Information Science

Back to top