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Professor & Head



PhD (Cambridge)
MPhil (Cambridge)






Youth work
Working with offenders
Criminal justice


My URLs:


Research Interests:

Youth and Crime


Criminal Justice

Youth Social Work


Selected Publications (Scholarly Books & Monographs, Journals, Book Chapters, Conference papers):


  • Chui, W. H., Khiatani, P. V. & Kiconco, M. (in press). An examination of the differential impacts of social bonds and organized crime affiliation on male and female youth street gang members' delinquency. Deviant Behavior. doi:1080/01639625.2020.1787761
  • Chen, Q., Zhu, Y. & Chui, W. H.(in press). A meta-analysis on effects of parenting programs on bullying prevention. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. doi:1177/1524838020915619
  • Liu, L., Chui, W. H.& Deng, Y. (in press). Driving after alcohol consumption: A qualitative analysis among Chinese male drunk drivers. International Journal of Drug Policy. doi:1016/j.drugpo.2020.103058
  • Chui, W. H.& Khiatani, P. V. (2021). Mediating the maltreatment-delinquency relationship: The role of triad gang membership. Journal of Interpersonal Violence36 (5/6). 2140 - 2165. doi:1177/0886260518760607
  • Liu, L., Chui, W. H., Deng, Y. & Li, H. (2020). Dealing with resistance: Working with involuntary clients in community-based drug treatment programmes in China. Australian Social Work73 (3). 309 - 320. doi:1080/0312407X.2019.1688367
  • Chui, W. H., Cheung, W. LR. , Tam, T. H. & Jin, C. P. (2019). Association between aspirations and career planning among Hong Kong secondary school students (探討中學生抱負取向與職業生涯探索的關係). Hong Kong Journal of Social Work53 (1/2). 79 - 92 (In Chinese). doi:https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219246219000093
  • Liu, L., Chui, W. H.& Chai, X. (2018). A qualitative study of methamphetamine initiation among Chinese male users: Patterns and policy implications. International Journal of Drug Policy62 (December). 37 - 42. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.08.017
  • Chui, W. H.& Khiatani, P. V. (2018). Delinquency among members of Hong Kong youth street gangs: The role of the organizational structures of gangs and triad affiliations. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology62 (9). 2527 - 2547. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X17730616
  • Chui, W. H.& Cheng, K. KY. (2017). Perception of fairness and satisfaction in lawyer-client interactions among young offenders in Hong Kong. Journal of Mixed Methods Research11 (2). 266 - 285. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1558689815593834
  • Chui, W. H., Wu, J. , Kowk, Y. Y. & Liu, L. (2017). Validation of the Offending-related Attitudes Questionnaire of CRIME-PICS II scale (Chinese). Research on Social Work Practice27 (1). 80 - 90. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731516647485
  • Chui, W. H.(2016). Association between caregiver stress and behavioral problems in the children of incarcerated fathers in Hong Kong. Maternal and Child Health Journal20 (10). 2074 - 2083. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-016-2034-9
  • Chui, W. H.& Wong, M. YH. (2016). Gender differences in happiness and life satisfaction among adolescents in Hong Kong. Social Indicators Research125 (3). 1035 - 1051. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-015-0867-z
  • Chui, W. H.(2016). Incarceration and family stress as understood through the family process theory: Evidence from Hong Kong. Frontiers in Psychology7: 881. doi:https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00881
  • Chui, W. H.(2016). Voices of the incarcerated father: Struggling to live up to fatherhood. Criminology & Criminal Justice16 (1). 60 - 79. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895815590201
  • Chui, W. H., Cheng, K. KY. & Ong, R. (2015). Attitudes of the Hong Kong Chinese public towards sex offending policies: The role of stereotypical views of sex offenders. Punishment & Society17 (1). 94 - 113. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1462474514561712
  • Chui, W. H.& Chan, H. C. (2014). Juvenile offenders’ perceptions of probation officers as social workers in Hong Kong. Journal of Social Work14 (4). 398 - 418. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1468017313478291
  • Chui, W. H.& Chan, H. C. (2013). Association between self-control and school bullying behaviors among Macanese adolescents. Child Abuse & Neglect37 (4). 237 - 242. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2012.12.003
  • Adorjan, M. & Chui, W. H.(2012). Making sense of going straight: Personal accounts of male ex-prisoners in Hong Kong. British Journal of Criminology52 (3). 577 - 590. doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azr093
  • Chui, W. H.& Chan, H. C. (2011). Social bonds and male delinquency while on probation: An exploratory test in Hong Kong. Children and Youth Services Review33 (11). 2329 - 2334. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.08.003
  • Chui, W. H.(2010). ‘Pains of imprisonment’: Narratives of the partner and children of the incarcerated. Child and Family Social Work15 (2). 196 - 205. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2009.00659.x
  • Chui, W. H.(2009). First practice placement: Great expectation and anxiety of a cohort of social work students. The Journal of Practice Teaching & Learning9 (2). 10 - 32. https://journals.whitingbirch.net/index.php/JPTS/article/download/398/430
  • Chui, W. H.& Ong, R. (2008). Indecent assault on the public transport in Hong Kong. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice36 (1). 2 - 14. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsl.2007.06.001
  • Ip, D., Lui, C. W. & Chui, W. H.(2007). Veiled entrapment: A study of social isolation of older Chinese migrants in Brisbane, Queensland. Ageing and Society27 (5). 719 - 738. doi:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X07006083
  • Chui, W. H.& Ho, K. M. (2006). Working with involuntary clients: Perceptions and experiences of outreach social workers in Hong Kong. Journal of Social Work Practice20 (2). 205 - 222. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/02650530600776947
  • Chui, W. H.(2005). Detention center in Hong Kong: A young offender’s narrative. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation41 (1). 67 - 84. doi:https://doi.org/10.1300/J076v41n01_03
  • Chui, W. H.(2004). Adult offenders on probation in Hong Kong: An exploratory study. British Journal of Social Work34 (3). 443 - 454. doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bch047
  • Chui, W. H.(2003). Experiences of probation supervision in Hong Kong: Listening to the young adult Journal of Criminal Justice31 (6). 567 - 577. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2003.08.002
  • Chui, W. H.(2002). Social work model of probation supervision for offenders in Hong Kong. Probation Journal49 (4). 297 - 304. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177%2F026455050204900405
  • Chui, W. H.(2001). Users’ views of an outreaching social work team in Hong Kong. International Social Work44 (4). 455 - 469. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/002087280104400405
  • Ford, D. & Chui, W. H.(2000). Where east meets west: Fieldwork instruction in Hong Kong and England. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work10 (2). 19 - 39. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/21650993.2000.9755833
  • Chui, W. H.(1999). Residential treatment programs for young offenders in Hong Kong: A report. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology43 (3). 308 - 321. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X99433005



  • Lo, S. HC., Cheng, K. KY. & Chui, W. H.(2020). The Hong Kong Legal System. (2nd ed.). Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press. 978-110-872182-0.
  • 崔永康& Adorjan, M. (2018). 給青少年犯事者一個機會:社會回應的演變 (Responding Youth Crime in Hong Kong: Penal Elitism, Legitimacy and Citizenship). 香港:  香港城市大學出版社. 978-962-937-366-5.
  • McConville, M. & Chui, W. H.(2017). Research Methods for Law. (2nd ed.). Edinburgh:  Edinburgh University Press. 978-1-4744-0321-4.
  • Ellem, K., Chui, W. H.& Wilson, J. (2017). Social Work and Human Services Best Practice. (2nd ed.). Annandale, NSW:  The Federation Press. 978-1-7600-2144-3.
  • Chui, W. H.& Lo, T. W. (2017). Understanding Criminal Justice in Hong Kong. (2nd ed.). Abingdon, Oxon:  Routledge. 978-1-138-88875-3.
  • Adorjan, M. & Chui, W. H.(2014). Responding to Youth Crime in Hong Kong: Penal Elitism, Legitimacy and Citizenship. Abingdon, Oxon:  Routledge. 978-0-415-81411-9.
  • Chui, W. H.(2013). School Social Work: Current Practice and Research. New York:  Nova Science Publishers. 978-1-62808-334-7.
  • Lo, S. & Chui, W. H.(2012). The Hong Kong Legal System. Singapore:  McGraw-Hill. 978-007-108787-2.
  • Chui, W. H.& Lo, T. W. (2008). Understanding Criminal Justice in Hong Kong. London:  Routledge. 1-843923-01-7.
  • McConville, M. & Chui, W. H.(2007). Research Methods for Law. Edinburgh:  Edinburgh University Press. 978-0-7486-3357-9.
  • Ip, D., Hibbins, R. & Chui, W. H.(2006). Experiences of Transnational Chinese Migrants in the Asia-Pacific. New York:  Nova Science Publishers. 1-60021-228-X.
  • Chui, W. H.& Wilson, J. (2006). Social Work and Human Services Best Practice. Annandale, NSW:  Federation Press. 1-86287-599-5.
  • Chui, W. H.& Nellis, M. (2003). Moving Probation Forward: Evidence, Arguments and Practice. Harlow, Essex:  Pearson. 0-582-47277-6.


Book Chapter

  • Adorjan, M. & Chui, W. H.(2020). Penal paradigms of juvenile justice in Canada and Hong Kong. In E. Erez and P. Ibarra (Eds.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Criminology and Criminal Justice. New York. Oxford University Press. doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264079.013.628
  • Chui, W. H.(2018). Mediation.  Thompson and P. Stepney (Eds.), Social Work Theory and Methods: The Essentials. (pp. 153 - 165). New York. Routledge. 978-1-138-62978-3.
  • Chui, W. H.(2017). Counseling programs. R. Kerley (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Corrections. (pp. 1 - 5). New York. Wiley-Blackwell. 978-1-118-84542-4.
  • Chui, W. H.(2017). Probation for juveniles. R. Kerley (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Corrections. (pp. 1 - 5). New York. Wiley-Blackwell. 978-1-118-84542-4.
  • Chui, W. H.& Holmes, R. (2015). Desistance from heroin use and ex-prisoner’s life narratives of reform in Hong Kong. N. Clarkson (Ed.), Imprisonment and Incarceration: Patterns, Prospects and Psychological Implications. (pp. 71 - 93). New York. Nova Science Publisher. 978-1-63482-117-9.
  • Chui, W. H.(2014). Social work and juvenile justice.  Rice and A. Day (Eds.), Social Work in the Shadow of the Law (4th edition). (pp. 232 - 251). Annandale, NSW. Federation Press. 978-1-86287-949-2.
  • Chui, W. H.& Ford, D. (2012). Crisis intervention as common practice.  Stepney and D. Ford (Eds.), Social Work Models, Methods and Theories: A Framework for Practice (2nd ed.). (pp. 80 - 101). Dorset. Russell House. 978-1-905541-83-6.
  • Chui, W. H.(2010). Hong Kong. Crime and Punishment Around the World (Volume 3 – Asia and Pacific). (pp. 76 - 92). Santa Barbara, CA. ABC-CLIO. 978-0-313-35133-4.
  • Chui, W. H.(2009). The best interest of crime victims: Protection of rights and remedies in Queensland, Australia. International Perspectives on Crime and Justice. (pp. 370 - 392). Newcastle upon Tyne. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 978-1443801980.
  • Cherney, A. & Chui, W. H.(2009). Policing ethnically and culturally diverse communities. Policing in Context: An Introduction to Police Work in Australia. (pp. 160 - 173). South Melbourne. Oxford University Press. 978-0195561067.
  • Chui, W. H.(2007). High prison population in Queensland, Australia: Its implications and public policy choices. Criminology Research Focus. (pp. 213 - 233). New York. Nova Science Publishers. 1-60021-882-2.
  • Chui, W. H., Kidd, J. & Preston, C. (2005). Treatment of child and juvenile offenders in Queensland, Australia: Alternatives to prosecution. Alternatives to Prosecution: Rehabilitative and Restorative Models of Youth Justice. (pp. 171 - 205). Singapore. Marshall Cavendish Academic. 981-210-302-3.
  • Lynch, M., Ogilvie, E. & Chui, W. H.(2003). Age and offending: Characteristics and criminological factors. Understanding Youth Crime: An Australian Study. (pp. 45 - 63). Aldershot. Ashgate. 0-7546-3609-7.


Current Research Projects

  • PI - (Non-)Violence in the Name of ...? Exploring Protesters-Police Conflicts during the 2019 Anti-extradition Movement with the Elaborated Social Identity Model, Public Policy Research, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office, Amount: HKD $457,194. Year of Award: 2020
  • PI - A Panel Study of Social and Political Engagement Among University Students in Hong Kong, General Research Fund, RGC, Amount: HKD $599,500. Year of Award: 2019
  • PI - Impact Assessment of HSBC Future Skills Development Project, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, The Leadership Institute, Amount: HKD $1,018,360. Year of Award: 2019
  • PI - A Three-year Longitudinal Study on Rehabilitated Offenders, Correctional Services Department, HKSAR, Amount: HKD $1,280,000. Year of Award: 2018


Professional & Community Service:

Public Service

  • 2021 - Now, Member, Release under Supervision Board, Security Bureau, HKSAR. Hong Kong.
  • 2018 - 2021, Central Advisory Board Member, Junior Police Call, Hong Kong Police. Hong Kong.
  • 2014 - 2020, Member, Long-term Prison Sentences Review Board, Security Bureau, HKSAR. Hong Kong.


Professional Activity

  • 2021 - Now, International Associate Editor (East Asia), Social Work Education: The International Journal (Taylor & Francis). UK.
  • 2020 - Now, Editorial Board Member, Emerald Advances in Masculinities Book Series. Emerald, UK.
  • 2019 - Now, Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (MDPI) (SSCI). Switzerland.
  • 2018 – Now, Series Editor, Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South
  • 2015 - Now, Member, Editorial Board, Child & Family Social Work (Wiley) (SSCI). UK.
  • 2014 - Now, Member, Editorial Board, Australian Social Work (Taylor & Francis) (SSCI). Australia.
  • 2013 - Now, Specialist, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications. Hong Kong.
  • 2012 - 2021, Assessment Panel Member, Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board. Hong Kong.
  • 2005 - Now, Consulting / Associate Editor, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology (Sage) (SSCI). US.


Community Service

  • 2021 - 2024, Member, Research Grant Committee, The Investor and Financial Education Council. Hong Kong.
  • 2020 - Now, Council Member, Sheng Kung Hui St. Christopher's Home Limited. Hong Kong.
  • 2020 - Now, Member, Committee on Residential and Counselling Services, Youth Outreach. Hong Kong.
  • 2018 - 2021, Member, Advisory Committee, Hang Seng – St. James’ Settlement Youth Portal.
  • 2014 - Now, Member, Executive Board, End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation. Hong Kong.
  • 2013 - Now, Member, Research Committee, The Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers. Hong Kong.
  • 2012 - Now, Consultant, Youth Crime Prevention Centre, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. Hong Kong.
  • 2012 - Now, Member, Executive Committee, The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention. Hong Kong.
  • 2010 - Now, Professional Consultant, Youth Services, HKYWCA. Hong Kong.


Other Service

  • 2019 - 2023, External Examiner, Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Social Work, HKCT Institute of Higher Education. Hong Kong.
  • 2019 - 2021, Scientific Advisory Board, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Queensland. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • 2015 - 2023, External Examiner, Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Hong Kong.