WANG Han (王晗)

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My research interests revolve around criminology and legal sociology, with a specific focus on utilizing diverse methods and theories to examine legal socialization. I am particularly enthusiastic about applying theories from these fields to investigate and enhance the criminal justice system and the broader legal system. I am familiar with a broad range of research methods, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches.


For my PhD thesis, I am studying Identity Theft in College Admission, which represents the first empirical study of this crucial offense. My research explores the perspectives of both offenders (their modus operandi) and victims (their pursuit of legal recourse and compensation).


I hold an M.A. in sociology of education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a B.A. degree in education from Beijing Normal University.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Legitimacy
  • Legal consciousness
  • Legal mobilization
  • Legal socialization
  • Social capital