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Qi Chen

Assistant Professor Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences

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  • workRoom B30 Law and Social Science Building
    University Park
    Nottingham
    NG7 2RD
    UK
  • work0115 95 15238

Biography

Qi obtained her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2015. Between 2015 and 2021 she was a lecturer (later senior lecturer and deputy programme leader) at the University of Hertfordshire.

Expertise Summary

Qi's research expertise lies in criminal sentencing, community sanctions and measures, criminal justice and penology, feminism and penal policy, and Southern criminology.

Teaching Summary

Qi teaches:

Quantitative research methods

Introduction to the criminal justice 'system' in England and Wales

Qi used to teach:

Criminal Justice Process

English Criminal Law

Imprisonment and Justice

Punishment and Penal Policy

Understanding Crime and Deviance

Research Summary

Currently Qi is conducting a study on equality and diversity in the work of the Sentencing Council of England and Wales. Drawing on text analysis, regression analysis and co-production with… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

Currently Qi is conducting a study on equality and diversity in the work of the Sentencing Council of England and Wales. Drawing on text analysis, regression analysis and co-production with sentencers, lawyers and civil society organisations, this study explores how sentencing guidelines in England and Wales can be improved to better ensure equity, inclusiveness and justice for minority groups. This work is funded by the Ministry of Justice.

Past Research

In the past, Qi has done research on the evolvement of criminal sentencing in China, how Chinese judges make the decision to suspend a prison sentence, and how suspended sentences are enforced by social workers and government officers in two major cities of mainland China. She has also done research about carceral feminism and the introduction of sex offender registration to China.

  • QI CHEN, 2022. Does virtual trial increase the severity of criminal sentences? A quantitative study of fraud cases In: European Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2022.
  • QI CHEN, 2021. China’s new civil code has angered feminists – the Chinese Communist Party is now trying to appease them’ The Conversation. Available at: <https://theconversation.com/chinas-new-civil-code-has-angered-feminists-the-chinese-communist-party-is-now-trying-to-appease-them-151165>
  • QI CHEN, 2021. How Chinese courts respond to COVID-19: Consistency and regionalism in criminal sentencing In: European Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2021.
  • QI CHEN, 2021. Lowering the age of criminal responsibility: How harm-focused public discourse overrode the official narrative in China In: British Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2021.
  • QI CHEN, 2020. Exploring the Bottom-Up Reform of Sex Offender Registration in China: Carceral Feminism and Populist Authoritarianism Crime, Law and Social Change: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 74, 273–295
  • QI CHEN, 2020. Deliberative democracy or populist punitiveness: Feminist politics and China’s big data surveillance In: European Society of Criminology Annual Conference.
  • QI CHEN, 2020. Private policing and community self-governance in China’s COVID-19 lockdown In: European Society of Criminology Annual Conference.
  • QI CHEN, 2020. How China’s private sector helped the government fight coronavirus The Conversation. Available at: <https://theconversation.com/how-chinas-private-sector-helped-the-government-fight-coronavirus-136100>
  • QI CHEN, 2019. Has public criminology lost to consumerism: Addiction treatment in China In: British Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2019.
  • QI CHEN, 2019. Punishment, solidarity and social schisms: Exploring the bottom-up reform of sex offender registration in China In: European Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2019.

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