Ka Wai (Carrie) Li

PhD Student

2010 MSc. University College London
2009 BSc. University of Bristol


Carrie Li is a doctoral candidate in the Criminal Justice program. Her areas of research broadly include intimate partner violence, international/comparative criminology, criminological theory, and juvenile delinquency. She holds a BSc. in Experimental Psychology from University of Bristol and MSc. in Crime Science from University College London in the United Kingdom.

Internationally, she was awarded a prestigious Graduate Student Paper Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and two competitive International Peace Scholarships from the Philanthropic Education Organization. During her time at MSU, her contribution to research has also been recognized by receiving three Research Scholars Award from the College of Social Science, a Disciplinary Leadership Award from the Council of Graduate Students (COGS) and an award at the Environmental Risk and Decision Making Symposium.

Having a multidisciplinary background, she is also passionate about rethinking pedagogies and integrating interdisciplinary approach to the enhancement of teaching and learning in Criminal Justice. During 2016-2017, she was selected to be a Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Teaching (IIT) fellow at MSU.

Course Taught:

CJ292 Methods of Criminal Justice Research


Fear of Crime

Year: 2016 Authors: Melde, C., & Li, C. K. Journal: Encyclopedia of Adolescence (pp. 1-10)

Examining the mediating effects of social learning on the low self-control – cyberbullying relationship in a youth sample

Year: 2015 Authors: Li, C. K. W., Holt, T. J., Bossler, A. M. & May, D. C. Journal: Deviant Behavior

Youths’ views on corruption control in China: Politics and social censure

Year: 2012 Authors: Jiang, G., Lo, T. W., & Li, C. Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology

Effects of energetic and informational masking on speech segmentation by native and non-native speakers

Year: 2010 Authors: Mattys, S. L., Carroll, L. M., Li, C. K. W., & Chan, S. L. Y. Journal: Speech Communication