Faculty & Staff

Dr. Kam Wong

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Undergraduate Program

ML 7371
151 Cohen Center

Phone: (513) 745-2098

Fax: (513) 745-3220


  • M.A., Ph.D. (State U. of N.Y. –
  • Albany)
  • N.I.T.A. (Northwestern)
  • B.A., J.D. (Indiana U.)

First Year at Xavier University:



Comparative policing: PRC vs. U.S.A., China policing, Hong Kong policing, People’s Republic of China criminal law and criminal process, Homeland Security – USA PATRIOT Act


Professor Wong was an Inspector of Police with the Hong Kong Police and was awarded the Commissioner's High Commendation. He was a one-time black belt karate instructor for over 20 years. He has practiced and taught law in the U.S. and Hong Kong.

Professor Wong was the former Director of Chinese Laws Program at Chinese University of Hong Kong. He served as the vice-president (1999 to 2000) and vice-chair (2000 to 2002) to Hong Kong Society of Criminology. He is currently an Associate Fellow of Center of Criminology, Hong Kong University. He is an organizer and founding member of Asian Association of Police Studies, of which he was the vice-President (2001-2) and President (2002-3).

Professor's Wong's publications (over 70 articles and book chapters) appeared in Police Quarterly; Columbia Journal of Asian Law; Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology; British Journal of Criminology; Asian Journal of Criminology; Australian Journal of Law and Society; China Perspective (French); Crime Review (Korea); China Review; Herald of Law (Yugoslavia); International Journal of the Sociology of Law; Criminal Law Bulletin; Journal of Information Law & Technology; Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal; John Marshall Journal of Computer and Information Law, Education and Law Journal, Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law, Michigan Journal of Race & Law.

Professor Wong was an editor with the Journal of Crime and Delinquency and Managing Editor for Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. He was the Editor-in-Chief, Occasional Paper Series, Chinese Law Program. He is currently on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Comparative Criminology and Asian Policing.

Professor Wong is a legal consultant to Canadian government on China policing and criminal process issues and was an expert observer at the United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders. He was on the advisory board of the Yale in China - Law program. He was a visiting scholar/fellow at Scarman Centre, University of Leicester and visiting scholar at Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University, Cyberspace Institute, George Washington University, D.C.

Professor Wong has been a regular columnist with the Hong Kong Standard (1998), South China Morning Post (1999), Hong Kong Economic Journal (2000) and Apple Daily (2001) on law and order issues. He also contributed to Far Eastern Economic Review, Apple Daily and other major newspapers in Hong Kong. He was a frequent commentator on Hong Kong law and justice issues with RTHK, Commercial Radio, Radio Free Asia, TVB, ATV and CNN. He was an editor-columnist (2002) of a web based crime and justice journal organized by Korea National Police University faculties (Crime Review).

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