Yudu   Li

Assistant Professor  

Office: ELABN 334
Phone: (956) 665-2339
Email: yudu.li@utrgv.edu

Dr. Yudu Li

Dr. Li is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He received his PhD in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in 2016. His research interests are focused on policing, criminal justice, and death penalty in China. His work has recently been accepted in the Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, and China Review.





Selected Publications


  • William Wells, Bradley Campbell, Yudu Li, and Stryker Swindle . "The characteristics and results of eyewitness identification procedures conducted during robbery investigations in Houston, TX.," Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management 39, no. 4 (2016).

  • Yudu Li, Dennis Longmire , and Hong Lu. "Death Penalty Disposition in China What Matters?," International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016).

  • Hong Lu, Yudu Li, and Qingting Hu. "China’s criminal justice system and its death penalty system," Columbia University Press, 2015.

  • Yudu Li, Hong Lu, and Bing Liang. Review of the book China’s Legal System. China Review, 2015.

  • Yudu Li and Ling Ren . "Is bad stronger than good? The impact of police-citizen encounters on public satisfaction with the police," Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2015).

  • Hong Lu, Ni He , Yudu Li, and Bing Liang . "Professional commitment and job satisfaction- An analysis of the Chinese judicial reforms from the criminal defense lawyer’s perspective," China Review (2014).

  • Yudu Li and Hong Lu. Review of the book China’s Hukou System: Markets, Migrants, and Institutional Change. China Review, 2014.

  • Yudu Li and Hong Lu. "An analysis of the effectiveness of defense lawyers in China," Issues on Juvenile Crimes and Delinquency (2012).



Selected Presentations


  • Yudu li. "Police chief turnover in Texas: Do institutional environments matters? ," 2017 ACJS annual meeting , Academy of Criminal Justice Science, Kansas City (March 2017)

  • Yudu Li, Yan Zhang , Todd Armstrong , "General Strain Theory: A Meta-analysis ," ASC 2016 Conference , American Society of Criminology, New Orleans (November 2016)

  • Yudu Li, Ling Ren, and Fei Luo. "Is bad stronger than good? The impact of policing- citizen encounters on public satisfaction with the police," ACJS 2016 Conference , Academy of Criminal Justice Science, Denver (March 2016)

  • Yudu Li, Dennis Longmmire , and Hong Lu. "The death penalty disposition in China: What matters?," ASC 2015 Conference , American Society of Criminology, Washington DC (November 2015)

  • Yudu Li and William Wells . "Correlates of police chief turnover in Texas," ASC 2015 Conference , American Society of Criminology, Washington DC (November 2015)

  • Yudu Li, Hong Lu, and Bing Liang . "Victim Offender Reconciliation in China: An Analysis of its Impact on Sentence Outcome in Intentional Assault Cases," ASC 2015 Conference , American Society of Criminology, Washington DC (November 2015)

  • Yudu Li and Ling Ren . "Living up to expectations: Public attitudes toward the police," ASC 2014 Conference , American Society of Criminology, San Francisco (November 2014)

  • Yudu Li and Hong Lu. "Legal representation in the Chinese criminal court - An analysis of court cases involving serious violent crimes," ASC 2011 Conference , American Society of Criminology, Washington DC (November 2011)

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CRIJ 6309 01 - Crim Just Res Met & Stat:
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CRIJ 4312 90L - Law Enforcement & Supervision:
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CRIJ 2328 02 - Police Systems & Practices:
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CRIJ 4312 91L - Law Enforcement & Supervision:
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