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Chen, PhD

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Xiaojin Chen, PhD

Specialty Areas:

Developmental criminology, elinquency and victimization among disadvantaged children

VPI Core Areas

VPI Core Areas: #Community Violence

Angles of Approach

#Societal Structural


Dr. Chen’s research interests focus on life course criminology, victimization,and mental disorder among disadvantaged populations. He is currently working on a project, "Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior among Left-behind Children in Rural China", which explores the effects of rural-to-urban migration on children's development, including child abuse, victimization, and mental health problems.


Publications: Google Scholar

Selected Publications:

Courses with violence related topics

  • Soci 1080 Deviant Behavior
Dr. Chen’s School of Liberal Arts profile page