Dr. LI Carrie Ka Wai (李嘉惠)

BSc (Bristol), MSc (UCL), PhD (Michigan State)



Dr. Carrie K.W. Li received her PhD in criminal justice from Michigan State University, USA. She also earned a MSc in Crime Science from University College London and BSc in Psychology from University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. She is also a research fellow at the Center for Criminology at University of Hong Kong. Her areas of research include interpersonal violence, juvenile delinquency, and criminological theory. She studies the etiology and risk factors for intimate partner violence across cultural contexts and has recently expanded her research to Chinese society.

Dr. Li is the winner of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences graduate student paper award. Her work has been recognized by three Research Scholars Award from the College of Social Science and a Disciplinary Leadership Award from the Council of Graduate Students at Michigan State University. Dr. Li is also a recipient of two International Peace Scholarship and a Criminal Justice Community Psychology Scholarship. Her recent work has appeared in top journals, including Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Violence Against Women, Victims & Offenders, Deviant Behavior, and Journal of Prevention and Health Promotion.

Research Interests/Areas

Domestic Violence; Interpersonal Violence; Interventions and Policies; Gender and Culture; Juvenile Delinquency; Criminological Theories


2013 – 2015    Research Scholars Grants (US$18,000), College of Social Science, Michigan State University

2014                Graduate Student Paper Award (US$600), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

2014                Winner of Oral Presentation (US$500), Environmental Risk and Decision Making Symposium, Michigan State University

2015                Disciplinary Leadership Award (US$2,500), Council of Graduate Students, Michigan State University

2015 – 2016    International Peace Scholarship (US$20,000), Philanthropic Educational Organization

2018                Dissertation Completion Fellowship (US$7,000), Michigan State University


SS4207 Working with Young People and Offenders

SS4296 Criminology Capstone Research Project

SS6308 Master’s Thesis in Criminology