Dr Eric Chui
Dr Eric Chui
Adjunct Associate Professor



B Social Work, University of Hong Kong
MPhil (Criminology), University of Cambridge
Ph.D. (Criminology), University of Cambridge

Professional activities:

Fellow - Cambridge Commonwealth Society
Member - Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hong Kong
Associate Fellow - Center for Criminology, The University of Hong Kong
Associate Editor - International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Book Review Editor - Asian Journal of Criminology


Senior Lecturer, School of Social Science, University of Queensland, 2005 - 2007
Assistant Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, 2002 - 2005
Lecturer, School of Social Work and Social Policy, The University of Queensland, 2000 - 2002
Lecturer, Department of Social Work and Probation Studies, University of Exeter, 1999 - 2000

Dr Eric Chui has recently been appointed as Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at The University of Hong Kong.

His areas of interest include youth studies, criminology and criminal justice, problem gambling, and migration studies.  He has published several articles in the Asian Journal of Criminology, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, European Journal of Criminology, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, International Journal of Crime, Law and Justice,and International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.  He is co-editor of five books, Moving Probation Forward (with Mike Nellis, 2003), Social Work and Human Services Best Practice (with Jill Wilson, 2006), Experiences of Transnational Chinese Migrants in the Asia-Pacific (with David Ip and Ray Hibbins, 2006), Research Methods for Law (with Mike McConville, 2007) and Understanding Criminal Justice in Hong Kong (with T. Wing Lo, 2008). 

Eric is now co-supervising one M.Phil. student and two Ph.D. studentd in the School of Social Science.  In addition, he is currently working on a research project titled Learning Experiences and Outcomes of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students at The University of Queensland: A Preliminary Study  with Dr Helen Johnson and Associate Professor David Ip.

Research interests:
  • Juvenile deliquency
  • Corrections
  • Socio-legal studies
  • Criminal justice in China
Representative publications:

Ip, D., Hibbins, R. and Chui, W.H. (eds) (2006) Experiences of Transnational Chinese Migrants in the Asia-Pacific. New York: Nova Publisher.

Chui, W.H. and Wilson, J. (eds) (2006) Social Work and Human Services Best Practice. Annandale, NSW: Federation Press.

Israel, M. and Chui, W.H. (2006) "If 'something works' is it the answer, what is the question? Supporting pluralist evaluation in community corrections in the United Kingdom." In European Journal of Criminology, 3 (2): 181-200.

Chui, W.H., Kidd, J. and Preston, C. (2005) "Treatment of child and juvenile offenders in Queensland, Australia: Alternatives to prosecution." In T.W. Lo, D. Wong and G. Maxwell (Eds.) Alternatives to Prosecution: Rehabilitative and Restorative Models of Youth Justice (pp.171-205), Singapore: Marshall Cavendish.

Chui, W.H. and Ip, R.L.K. (2005) "Policing in a multi-cultural society: A Queensland case study." In Police Practice and Research: An International journal, 6 (3): 279-293.

Chui, W.H. (2005) "Detention center in Hong Kong: A young offender's narrative." In Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 41 (1): 67-84.

Chui, W.H. (2005) Criminal Justice in Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China: A selected Bibliography, Hong Kong: School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. (ISBN: 962-442-268-0) (62pp.)

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