Associate Professor of Criminology
Department of Sociology
University of Macau
Av. Padre Tomás Pereira, Taipa
Phone: +853 8397 8836
Dr. Spencer Li is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at University of Macau, specializing in criminology and criminal justice. His research interests include juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, sociology of religion, substance abuse, child development, and social network analysis. His publications have appeared in several major criminological journals. Dr. Li served as principal investigator/project director for several research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that examined the relationships among family processes, religion, organizational structure and policies, social services, and adolescent well-being and risk behavior. Dr. Li also served as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, or research analyst on several publicly and privately funded projects related to juvenile delinquency and criminal justice. He held academic positions at University of Maryland and Florida State University. Through teaching and research, Dr. Li has developed strong expertise in qualitative and quantitative methodology.