Unit University of Macau
Faculty/Department Faculty of Social Sciences – Department of Sociology
Signature Research Cluster Macao Studies from a Global Perspective
Excellence Publication Scheme Recipient of the 2022 “Excellence Publication Scheme”
Project Title: The Chinese Policing Web: Agents of Social Control in a Chinese Metropolis
Research Interest
  • Crime and Migrant Workers in China
  • Sociology of Crime and Deviance
  • Urban Sociology
  • Policing
  • Victimology
  • Social Problems in China

Signature Publications

  • Xu, Jianhua, Anli Jiang. 2019. “Police Civilianization and the Production of Underclass Violence: The Case of Para-police Chengguan and Street Vendors in Guangzhou, China.” The British Journal of Criminology 59(1):64-84.
  • Xu, Jianhua. 2018. “Legitimization Imperative: The Production of Crime Statistics in Guangzhou, China.” The British Journal of Criminology 58(1):155-76
  • Hua Zhong, Jianhua Xu, Alex R. Piquero. 2017. Internal migration, social exclusion and victimization: an analysis of Chinese rural-to-urban migrants. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 54(4) 479-514.