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  • Dr. Cheng Shing Vincent 鄭誠博士

    BA HKU, MPhil HKU, PhD HKU
    Tel: 27685739

    Biography

    Dr. Vincent Cheng received his PhD in Sociology and Criminology from the University of Hong Kong. He has taught in a number of universities in Hong Kong including the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Community College of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University before working in the School of Arts and Social Sciences in the Hong Kong Metropolitan University as an assistant professor. He is interested in crime and punishment in China in general, with a particular focus on drug rehabilitation, imprisonment, and post-release reintegration in both Mainland China and Hong Kong. His current research is about older people who use drugs in Hong Kong. He has published in a number of journals including Punishment and Society, International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, and Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. His book, Hypocrisy: The Tales and Realities of Drug Detainees in China receives honorary mention in the 2020 ACS Distinguished Book Award of Asian Criminology Society

    Teaching Areas & Research Interests

    • Sociology
    • Criminology
    • Penology
    • China Studies

    Academic & Professional Experience

    Research grant
    Principal investigator, The social exclusion of elder drug users in Hong Kong, Katie Shu Sui Pui Charitable Trust Research and Publication Fund (Applied Research), HKD $99,932, 2020-2021
     
    Principal investigator, Nerd and Snitch: A Case Study of Prison Culture in Chinese Drug Detention Centres, Research and development fund, HKD $99,892, 2017-2019 
     
    Principal investigator, Rituals of reintegration and drug rehabilitation: A case study of a peer education programme in Shanghai, Research and development fund, HKD$97,825, 2016-2018
     
    Co-investigator, The lived experience of infertility of Chinese Women in Hong Kong, Katie Shu Sui Pui Charitable Trust, HKD$95,788, 2015-2017
     

    Selected Publications

    Books

    • Cheng, S Vincent. (2019).Hypocrisy: Tales and realities of drug detainees in China (Hong Kong: HKU Press)

    Book Chapters

    • Cheng, S Vincent. (2018). "The initiation ceremonies of incarceration". In Bakken, B. (eds.). Crime and the Chinese Dream, Hong Kong: HKU Press.
    • Cheng, S Vincent. & Ye, X. (2016) The function of peer education from a reintegrative shaming perspective, In 2016 Chinese Anti-Drug Forum – Drug rehabilitation and recovery. Beijing: China National Narcotic Control Committee (In Chinese)
    • Cheng, S. (2010). “Fighting the White Monster: Three Stories from the Chinese Compulsory Detoxification Center”. In Fhlainn, Sorcha Ni (eds.). Our Monstrous (S)kin: Blurring the Boundaries Between Monsters and Humanity, Oxford, United Kingdom: The Inter-Disciplinary Press.

    Journal Articles

    • Cheng, S Vincent. & Lapto, Kayan Florence (2020) The social meaning of snitching in Chinese drug detention centers, Punishment & Society. 23(3), 355-375 (SSCI)
    • Cheng, S Vincent. & Chen, Y. (2020) Othering' in Peer Education: A Case Study of the Rebirth Peer Education Program in China, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 27(6), 470-478. (SSCI)
    • Mimi MH Tiu, Juliana YF Hong, Vincent S Cheng, Connie YC Kam & Bernadette TY Ng (2018) Lived experience of infertility among Hong Kong Chinese women, International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 13:1, DOI: 10.1080/17482631.2018.1554023 (SSCI)

    Selected Professional & Community Services

    • Centre fellow, Centre for Criminology, The University of Hong Kong
    • Editorial Board member, SN Social Sciences
    • Member, International Society for the Study of Drug Policy
    • Member, Asian Criminology Society

    Modified Date: Sep 14, 2021
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    Dr. Cheng Shing Vincent 鄭誠博士

    BA HKU, MPhil HKU, PhD HKU

    Assistant Professor
    School of Arts and Social Sciences

    Email: vcheng@hkmu.edu.hk
    Tel: 27685739

    Biography

    Dr. Vincent Cheng received his PhD in Sociology and Criminology from the University of Hong Kong. He has taught in a number of universities in Hong Kong including the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Community College of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University before working in the School of Arts and Social Sciences in the Hong Kong Metropolitan University as an assistant professor. He is interested in crime and punishment in China in general, with a particular focus on drug rehabilitation, imprisonment, and post-release reintegration in both Mainland China and Hong Kong. His current research is about older people who use drugs in Hong Kong. He has published in a number of journals including Punishment and Society, International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, and Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. His book, Hypocrisy: The Tales and Realities of Drug Detainees in China receives honorary mention in the 2020 ACS Distinguished Book Award of Asian Criminology Society

    Teaching Areas & Research Interests

    • Sociology
    • Criminology
    • Penology
    • China Studies

    Academic & Professional Experience

    Research grant
    Principal investigator, The social exclusion of elder drug users in Hong Kong, Katie Shu Sui Pui Charitable Trust Research and Publication Fund (Applied Research), HKD $99,932, 2020-2021
     
    Principal investigator, Nerd and Snitch: A Case Study of Prison Culture in Chinese Drug Detention Centres, Research and development fund, HKD $99,892, 2017-2019 
     
    Principal investigator, Rituals of reintegration and drug rehabilitation: A case study of a peer education programme in Shanghai, Research and development fund, HKD$97,825, 2016-2018
     
    Co-investigator, The lived experience of infertility of Chinese Women in Hong Kong, Katie Shu Sui Pui Charitable Trust, HKD$95,788, 2015-2017
     

    Selected Publications

    Books

    • Cheng, S Vincent. (2019).Hypocrisy: Tales and realities of drug detainees in China (Hong Kong: HKU Press)

    Book Chapters

    • Cheng, S Vincent. (2018). "The initiation ceremonies of incarceration". In Bakken, B. (eds.). Crime and the Chinese Dream, Hong Kong: HKU Press.
    • Cheng, S Vincent. & Ye, X. (2016) The function of peer education from a reintegrative shaming perspective, In 2016 Chinese Anti-Drug Forum – Drug rehabilitation and recovery. Beijing: China National Narcotic Control Committee (In Chinese)
    • Cheng, S. (2010). “Fighting the White Monster: Three Stories from the Chinese Compulsory Detoxification Center”. In Fhlainn, Sorcha Ni (eds.). Our Monstrous (S)kin: Blurring the Boundaries Between Monsters and Humanity, Oxford, United Kingdom: The Inter-Disciplinary Press.

    Journal Articles

    • Cheng, S Vincent. & Lapto, Kayan Florence (2020) The social meaning of snitching in Chinese drug detention centers, Punishment & Society. 23(3), 355-375 (SSCI)
    • Cheng, S Vincent. & Chen, Y. (2020) Othering' in Peer Education: A Case Study of the Rebirth Peer Education Program in China, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 27(6), 470-478. (SSCI)
    • Mimi MH Tiu, Juliana YF Hong, Vincent S Cheng, Connie YC Kam & Bernadette TY Ng (2018) Lived experience of infertility among Hong Kong Chinese women, International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 13:1, DOI: 10.1080/17482631.2018.1554023 (SSCI)

    Selected Professional & Community Services

    • Centre fellow, Centre for Criminology, The University of Hong Kong
    • Editorial Board member, SN Social Sciences
    • Member, International Society for the Study of Drug Policy
    • Member, Asian Criminology Society

    Modified Date: Sep 14, 2021
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