Areas of Expertise

Criminological Theory | Procedural Justice | Prosecution & Sentencing | Juvenile Delinquency | Quantitative Methodologies


Ph.D., University of Delaware, Criminology, 2020
M.S., University of Delaware, Statistics, 2020
M.A., University of Delaware, Criminology, 2016


Office: MARC-270
Phone: 302.766.5082
Website: www.academics/
Twitter: @DrLiu
CV: Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Liu’s research and expertise revolves around criminal justice actors’ focal concerns, criminal offending trajectories, the heterogeneous needs of released prisoners, and quantitative methodologies. Her research has appeared in such journals as Justice Quarterly, and Criminal Justice Policy Review, and Social Science Research. Dr. Liu is an editorial board member of the journal Crime & DelinquencyPrior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Liu served seven years as a prosecutor in Beijing, China. 

Featured Publications

Liu, Lin. 2022. Shared race/ethnicities of prosecutor and defendant: A test of competing hypotheses predicting case outcomes.Criminal Justice Policy Review. OnlineFirst.

Liu, Lin, Dunlea, R. R., & Besiki L. Kutateladze. 2021. "Time for Time: Uncovering Case Processing Duration as a Source of Punitiveness." Crime & Delinquency. OnlineFirst.

Liu, Lin,. 2020. “Parole, Neighborhood and Reentry Outcomes: A Contextualized Analysis.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. OnlineFirst.