Lin Liu

Lin Liu

Areas of Expertise

Criminological Theory | Procedural Justice | Prosecution & Sentencing | Juvenile Delinquency | Quantitative Methodologies


Ph.D., University of Delaware, Criminology, 2020
M.A., University of Delaware, Criminology, 2016
M.A., University of Science and Technology Beijing, China, Law, 2007


Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC-270
Phone: 305.348.5952


Dr.Liu’s research and expertise revolves around criminal justice actors’ focal concerns, criminal offending trajectories, the heterogeneous needs of released prisoners, and quantitative methodologies. Her research has appeared in such journals as Crime & Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and Sociological Inquiry. Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Liu served seven years as a prosecutor in Beijing, China.

Featured Publications

Liu, Lin,. 2020. “Parole, Neighborhood and Reentry Outcomes: A Contextualized Analysis.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. OnlineFirst.

Liu, Lin, Visher, Christy A., and Daniel J. O'Connell. 2020. “The Strain From Procedural Injustice on Parolees: Bridging Procedural Justice Theory and General Strain Theory.” Crime & Delinquency, 66, 250-276.

Liu, Lin, Miller, Susan L., and Christy A. Visher. 2019. “The Strain of Procedural Injustice in Parole among Former Prisoners: A Test with a Mixed-Gender Sample.” Justice Quarterly.