Victor N. Shaw, Ph.D.

Victor Shaw
(818) 677-7311
Office location:
SH 130M


Ph.D. Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1994
M.Phil. Philosophy, Wuhan University, 1986
B.S. Chemistry, Wuhan University, 1983

Specialty Areas: Comparative Justice, Criminology, Deviance, Social Control, Race & Ethnic Relations, Asian American Community, Higher Education, Academic Careers, Policy Analysis, Ethics.

Research and Interests
I am interested in the study of problematic behaviors and their social responses, public policies and their formulating/implementing processes, human affairs and their theoretical explanations. Currently, I am working on a research monograph exploring human collective experience over three worlds: common sense, religion, and science.

Courses Taught
Undergraduate Courses

  • SOC 202: Sociological Analysis
  • SOC 304: Sociology of Deviance
  • SOC 305: Culture and Personality
  • SOC 333: Chinese Society
  • SOC 340: Sociology of Work
  • SOC 345: Social Psychology
  • SOC 348: Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC 350: Population Dynamics
  • SOC 355: Criminology
  • SOC 368/S: Theory I Classical Sociological Theory Lecture/Seminar
  • SOC 468/S: Theory II Contemporary Sociological Theory Lecture/Seminar
  • SOC 474: Corrections
  • SOC 498BEE/CEE: Supervised Field Study

Graduate Courses

  • SOC 601: Classical Sociological Theory



Shaw, Victor N. 2015. Conspicuous and Inconspicuous Discriminations in Everyday Life. New York: Routledge.

Shaw, Victor N. 2013. Navigating the Academic Career: Common Issues and Uncommon Strategies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Shaw, Victor N. 2008. In View of Academic Careers and Career-Making Scholars: Innovative Ideas for Institutional Reform. Charlotte, NC: Information
        Age Publishing.

Shaw, Victor N. 2007. Crime and Social Control in Asia and the Pacific: A Cross-Border Study. Lanham and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

Shaw, Victor N. 2004. Career-Making in Postmodern Academia: Process, Structure, and Consequence. Lanham and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

 Shaw, Victor N. 2002. Substance Use and Abuse: Sociological Perspectives. Westport and London: Greenwood Publishing Group.

 Shaw, Victor N. 1996. Social Control in China: A Study of Chinese Work Units. Westport and London: Greenwood Publishing Group.

 Xu, Xinyi (Shaw, Victor) and Nian Xiao. 1991. Cornell University. Changsha: Hunan Education Press (in Chinese).

 Xu, Xinyi (Shaw, Victor) and Keqiang Wang. 1989. An Exploration of the Period of Chemical Elements. Wuhan: Huazhong Normal University Press (in Chinese).

Journal Articles

Shaw, Victor N. 2016. “Building Cultural Bridges: Chinese Philanthropy in the United States.” Alatoo Academic Studies 3: 365-369

Shaw, Victor N. 2013. “Crimes of Terror in Asia and the Pacific: An Analytic Review.” Asian Profile 41(3): 271-282.

Shaw, Victor N. 2010. “Crime and Social Control in Asia and the Pacific: An Examination of Larger Social Institutions and Processes.” Criminal Justice Studies:
        A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society 23(4): 303-323.

Shaw, Victor N. 2010. “Corrections and Punishment in China: Information and Analysis.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 26(1): 53-71.

Shaw, Victor N. 2009. “Scholarly Publishing: Reforms for User Friendliness and System Efficiency.” Journal of Scholarly Publishing 40(3): 241-262.

Shaw, Victor N. 2008. “Youths on the Move in Asia and the Pacific: An Overview of Causes and Consequences of Social Disorganization.” Journal of Social
10: 85-95.

Shaw, Victor N. 2008. “In a Time of Rapid Social Change: Organized Crime in Asia and the Pacific.” International Journal of Social Inquiry 1(1): 29-46.

Shaw, Victor N. 2006. “China under Reform: Social Problems in Rural Areas.” China Report 42(4): 341-368.

Shaw, Victor. 2006. “Making an Academic Career in the Postmodern Era: What Is It to Pass, What Is It to Build, and What Is It to Bear?” International Journal
        of Contemporary Sociology 43.1: 27-48

Shaw, Victor N. 2005. “Research with Participants in Problem Experience: Challenges and Strategies.” Qualitative Health Research 15(6): 841-854.

Shaw, Victor N. 2005. “The Life Course of Academic Professionals: Substantive Tasks, False Assumptions, Institutional Accommodations, and Personal
        Adjustments.” Advances in Life Course Research 9: 333-350.

Shaw, Victor N. 2003. “Within and Without National Borders: Crimes and Deviance in Asia and the Pacific.” International Journal of Comparative Criminology
        3(2): 119-148. 

Shaw, Victor N. 2003. “Social Conditions, Self-Perceptions, and Sexual Impotency.” International Journal of Impotence Research 15(S3): 8.

Shaw, Victor N. 2002. “Peer Review as a Motivating Device in the Training of Writing Skills for College Students.” Journal of College Reading and Learning
        33.1: 68-76

Shaw, Victor N. 2002. “Counseling the University Professor on the Securing of Research Grants and the Publishing of Research Products.” Education 123(2):

Shaw, Victor N. 2002. “Substance Use and Abuse: A Career Perspective.” Addiction Research and Theory 10(6): 501-534. 

Shaw, Victor N. 2002. “Essential Social Sciences Skills in College and University Education.” Contemporary Education 72(1): 39-43. 

Shaw, Victor N. 2001. “Training in Reading Skills: An Innovative Method from Classroom Instruction.” Reading Improvement 38(4): 188-192. 

Shaw, Victor N. 2001. “Self-Dialogue as A Fundamental Process of Expression.” Social Thought and Research 24(1/2): 271-312. 

Shaw, Victor N. 2001. “Training in Presentation Skills: An Innovative Method from Classroom Instruction.” Education 122(1): 140-144. 

Shaw, Victor N. 2000. “Toward Professional Civility: An Analysis of Rejection Letters from Sociology Departments.” The American Sociologist 31(1): 32-43 

Shaw, Victor N. 1999. “Toward A Systematic Understanding: A Two-Way Relational Model between Drug Use and HIV/AIDS.” AIDS and Public Policy Journal 14(1):

Shaw, Victor N. 1999. “Reading, Presentation, and Writing Skills in Content Courses.” College Teaching 47(4): 153-157.

Shaw, Victor N., Yih-Ing Hser, M. Douglas Anglin, and Kathleen Boyle. 1999. “Sequences of Powder Cocaine and Crack Use among Arrestees in Los Angeles
        County.” American Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse 25(1): 47-66.

Shaw, Victor N. 1998. “Productive Labor and Thought Reform in Chinese Corrections: A Historical and Comparative Analysis.” The Prison Journal 78(2): 186-211. 

Shaw, Victor N. 1997. “Reform of the Socialist Housing System in China.” China Report 33(2): 125-144.

Shaw, Victor N. 1997. “Urban Housing Reform in China.” Habitat International 21(2): 199-212. 

Shaw, Victor. 1996. “Job Preferences and Work Ethics: A Comparison between China and South Korea.” Asian Profile 24(3): 195-206.

Shaw, Victor. 1996. “Political Democratization in China: Is the CCP’s Version of Democracy Relevant?” Issues & Studies 32(7): 59-82.

Xu, Xinyi (Shaw, Victor). 1996. “The Role of the State in Economic Development: Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.” International Quarterly for Asian Studies 27
        (1/2): 51-68.

Xu, Xinyi (Shaw, Victor). 1995. “The Impact of Western Forms of Social Control on China.” Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal 23: 67-87. 

Xu, Xinyi (Shaw, Victor). 1995. “Vertical and Horizontal Behaviors in Organizations: China and South Korea Compared.” International Quarterly for Asian
26(3/4): 365-381.

Xu, Xinyi (Shaw, Victor). 1994. “Organizational Control in Chinese Work Units.” International Sociology 9(4): 463-474.

Xu, Xinyi (Shaw, Victor). 1994. “Peoples’ Conciliation: A Mode of Conflict Management in China.” International Journal of Conflict Management 5(4): 326-342.

Xu, Xinyi (Shaw, Victor). 1993. “Policy Evaluation in China's Housing Reform.” Evaluation and Program Planning: An International Journal 16(1): 39-47.

Book Chapters

Shaw, Victor N. 2015. “Crime and Social Control in Emergent Societies: Democracy, Authoritarianism, or Else?” Pp. 9-21 in Conflict and Transformation, edited
        by Tadej Pirc. Ljubljana, Slovenia: A Priori Publishing.

Shaw, Victor N. 2014. “College Teaching: Contextual Analysis, Institutional Reform, and Individual Suggestions.” Pp. 401-411 in Sustaining Success
        through Innovation: The Second Dubai International Conference in Higher Education, edited by Michigan State University-Dubai. Boca Raton, FL: Brown
        Walker Press.

Shaw, Victor N. 2010. "Keeping Order in a Time of Dynamic Change and Exchange: Social Control in Asia and the Pacific.” Pp. 39-63 in Police without Borders:
        The Fading Distinction between Local and Global
, edited by C. Roberson, D. K. Das, and J. K. Singer. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Shaw, Victor N. 2006. “Within an Ever-Expanding Knowledge Enterprise: The Intellectuals and Their Inevitable Role of Increasing Functionality Yet
        Decreasing Power.” Power and the Role of the Intellectual, edited by S. Kamel. Cairo, Egypt: Cairo University.

Shaw, Victor N. 2001. “Mainland China’s Political Development: Is the CCP’s Version of Democracy Relevant?” in The International Library of Politics
        and Comparative Government
, edited by C. Lin. Aldershot, UK: Ashagate Publishing.

Xu, Xinyi (Shaw, Victor). 1994. “The Chinese Mass Media.” Pp. 169-195 in Handbook on Chinese Popular Culture, edited by D. Wu and P. Murphy. Westport,
       CT: Greenwood Press

Xu, Xinyi (Shaw, Victor). 1991. “The Chinese Labor Market.” in Job Choices, edited by G. L. Fong and C. Y. Gao. Xian: Shaanxi People’s Education Press
        (editorial board member; in Chinese). 

Xu, Xinyi Xu. 1989. “Sociology of Science.” in New Thoughts, New Methods, and New Trends. Wuhan: Hubei People's Publishing House (in Chinese).

Encyclopedia Entries

Xu, Xinyi. 1994. “Science and Scientific Management.” in Encyclopedia of Occupations, edited by G. L. Fong and Z. J. Zhu. Beijing: China Labor & Personnel
        Press (editorial board member; in Chinese).

Book Reviews

Shaw, Victor N. 2014. Review of “Judging Addicts: Drug Courts and Coercion in the Justice System.” Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in
. February 28: 17450

Shaw, Victor N. 2009. Review of “Crime, Social Control, and Human Rights: From Moral Panics to State of Denial.” International Journal of Justice Review 19.2:

Newspaper Articles

Xu, Xinyi. 2002. “Reframing International Relations: From the Friend versus Enemy Paradigm to the Partner versus Competitor Perspective.” China Economic
: April 9

Xu, Xinyi. 2002. “Pay Attention to What Your Children Eat and Drink.” China Economic Herald: April 2 

Xu, Xinyi. 2002. “Improve the Tourist Infrastructure for Overseas Backpackers.” China Economic Herald: March 26 

Xu, Xinyi. 2000. “Assistant Professor in the United States Is Not Teaching Assistant in China.” People’s Daily: August 18 

Xu, Xinyi. 2000. “Three Suggestions upon Three Observations in My Recent Visit to China.” People’s Daily: July 14

Xu, Xinyi. 1995. “Live A Simple Life.” Ka Leo O Hawaii: April 14

Xu, Xinyi. Articles on education, science, and overseas Chinese in Journal of Wuhan University, Journal of Chemistry, Beijing Journal of Science and
, China Education Daily, Guangming Daily, and Yangtze Daily (in Chinese)