Hung-En Sung

Hung-En Sung

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2000    Ph.D.           Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany
1993     M.A.             Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany
1991      Licentiate   Psychology, Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina)


Hung-En Sung (Ph.D., SUNY – Albany) joined John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2006 and is now Professor of Criminal Justice. Previously, he had served as Research Director at Kings County's District Attorney (1996-2001) and Research Associate at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (2001-2006). Professor Sung's research interests revolve around health and justice, corrections and rehabilitation, police and policing, program evaluation, and comparative study of crime and justice. He has published extensively on these issues and engaged in related training and technical assistance activities in Latin America and Asia. He was awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship by the National Institute of Justice in 2010 and a Visiting Professorship at the National Taipei University by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan in 2015.


Selected Publications

Sung, H.-E., Delgado, S., Peña, D. E., & Paladino, A. (2016). Surveillance without protection: Policing undocumented migrant workers in an American suburb. The British Journal of Criminology, 56(5), 877-897. (SSCI)

Sung, H.-E., Mellow, J., Vaughan, R., & Drucker, E. (2016). Building infrastructure and capacity for correctional health research in a college of criminal justice: Lessons and promises. The Prison Journal96(2), 304-328. (SSCI)

Rajah, V., Kramer, R., & Sung, H.-E. (2015). The mis-synchronization of juvenile reform: Competing constructions of temporality and risk among rehabilitation programs and young offenders. The British Journal of Criminology55(1) 184-202. (SSCI)

Yu, S. V., Sung, H.-E., Mellow, J., & Shlosberg, A. (2014). The prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation among parolees. Psychiatric Services, 65(3), 381-386. (SSCI)

Sung, H.-E., Delgado, S., Peña, D. E. , & Paladino, A. (2013).Tyrannizing strangers for profit: Wage theft, cross-border migrant workers, and the politics of exclusion in an era of global economic integration. In D. Brotherton, D. Stageman, & S. Leyro (eds), Outside Justice: The Criminalization of Immigrants in Policy and Practice (pp. 247-268). New York: Springer.

Sung, H.-E., & Chu, D. (2013). The varieties of religious experience and the retention of clients in Taiwanese faith-based residential drug user treatment. Substance Use & Misuse, 48(12), 1219-1232. (SSCI)

Sung, H.-E. (2012). Women in government, public corruption and liberal democracy in cross-national perspective. Crime, Law and Social Change, 58(3), 195-219. (SSCI)

Sung, H.-E. (2012). Pregnancy and drinking among women offenders under community supervision in the United States: 2002-2008. Journal of Urban Health, 89(3),500-509. (SSCI)

Gideon, L., & Sung, H.-E.(Eds.) (2011). Rethinking corrections: Rehabilitation, reintegration, and reentry. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Sung, H.-E., & Chu, D. (2011). The impact of substance user treatment on legitimate employment and income among probationers and parolees. Substance Use & Misuse, 46(12), 1523-1535. (SSCI)

Sung, H.-E. (2011). From diversion to reentry: Recidivism risks among graduates of an alternative to incarceration program. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 22(2), 219-234.

Research interest

Correctional health; comparative criminology; political corruption; rehabilitation of offenders;  substance abuse and its treatment 


Program evaluation; policy analysis; offender rehabilitation; substance abuse; violence against women; police use of force