Yang (Vincent) Liu

Yang (Vincent) Liu
  • PhD Student
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • MS 2020, Michigan State University
  • BA 2017, The Ohio State University
  • 142 Baker Hall
  • 655 Auditorium Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 432-1109


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Vincent is a PhD student in Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. He received his B.A. from The Ohio State University and M.S. in Criminal Justice from the School.

Vincent’s research looks at migration, sexuality, and crime. Specifically, he is interested in the experiences of sexual and gender minorities in the Global South, as well as how intersectional identities influence people’s attitudes toward crime and justice. Current projects he is working on explore: 1) video voyeurism (toupai) in China; 2) institutional trust and migration decisions; and 3) predictors of bullying victimization.

Outside school, he is also actively involved in professional organizations, namely the American Sociological Association’s Student Forum Advisory Board (SFAB) and the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Queer Criminology (DQC).


Exploring the factors related to citizens’ willingness to report police misconduct

Year: 2022/forthcoming Authors: Kutnjak Ivkovich, S., Liu, Y., Pavlović Vinogradac, V., & Cajner Mraović, I. Journal: Policing: An International Journal

Peeping Wang: A bird’s eye view on video voyeurism among Chinese men attracted to men

Year: 2022 Author: Liu, Y. Journal: The Journal of Sex Research