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.S., University of Delaware, Statistics, 2020
M.A., University of Delaware, Criminology, 2016


Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC-270
Phone: 302.766.5082
CV: Curriculum Vitae
Website: www.academics/
Twitter: @DrLiu


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, Dunlea, R. R., & Besiki L. Kutateladze. 2021. "Time for Time: Uncovering Case Processing Duration as a Source of Punitiveness." Crime & Delinquency. OnlineFirst.

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.