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.
- 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
- 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
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).
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
Sciences 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
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
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
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
Studies 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.
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
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).
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).
Shaw, Victor N. 2014. Review of “Judging Addicts: Drug Courts and Coercion in the Justice System.” Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in
Education. 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:
Xu, Xinyi. 2002. “Reframing International Relations: From the Friend versus Enemy Paradigm to the Partner versus Competitor Perspective.” China Economic
Herald: 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
Technology, China Education Daily, Guangming Daily, and Yangtze Daily (in Chinese)