Yue "Wilson" Yuan, Ph.D.

Dr. Wilson Yuan

Assistant Professor 

Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 2016


Yue "Wilson" Yuan is an Assistant Professor in the Justice Studies Department. He received his M.S. in Applied Statistics and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University Bloomington. His research interests include the study of perceptions of crime, victimization, immigration and crime, theories of crime, and quantitative methods. His current NIJ funded project investigates how neighborhood structural characteristics and social processes impact individuals’ victimization experiences and perceptions of crime.



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Research Interests

Immigration and Crime, Victimization, Corrections, Social Context of Crime, Youth Development, Quantitative Methods, Cross-Cultural Research


Selected Publications

Nguyen, K, Yuan, Y & McNeeley, S. (2019) Surveillance-Oriented Security Measures, School Climate, Student Fear of Crime, and Avoidance Behavior. Victims & Offenders. DOI:10.1080/15564886.2019.1679307

Yuan, Y., & Capriotti, M. R.(2019) Impact of mental health court: A Sacramento case study. Behavioral Sciences & the Law. DOI:10.1002/bsl.2421

Yuan, Y., & McNeeley, S. (2018).Fear of crime and behavioral adaptations: Testing the effects of fear of violence on unstructured socializating with peers. Deviant Behavior.

Yuan, Y., & Weihua, A. (2017) Context, network, and adolescent perceived risk. Social Science Research, 62, 378-393.

McNeeley, S., & Yuan, Y. (2017). A multilevel examination of the code of the street’s relationship with fear of crime. Crime and Delinquency, 63 (9), 1146–1167.

Yuan, Y., Beidi, D., & Melde, C. (2017). Neighborhood context, street efficacy, and fear of crime. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice advance,15 (2), 119–137.

Yuan, Y., & McNeeley, S. (2017). Social ties, collective efficacy, and crime-specific fear in Seattle neighborhoods. Victims & Offenders, 12(1), 90-112.

Yuan, Y., & McNeeley, S. (2016). Reactions to crime: A multilevel analysis of fear of crime and defensive and participatory behavior. Journal of Crime and Justice, 39(4),