Prof. WONG Wing Yee Rebecca (王穎怡)

BA (Leeds), LLM (Leeds), PCLL (HKU), MSc (Oxon), D.Phil (Oxon)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34427069

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Prof Rebecca W.Y. Wong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong.

Rebecca’s research interests concern the intersections of green criminology, illegal trade in protected & endangered wildlife, animal abuse, criminal networks and issues of trust in the underworld. Her work has been supported by the Research Grants Council, the Policy Innovation and Coordination Office, and the Environmental Conservation Fund.

She has published in peer-reviewed journals in the criminology discipline, including British Journal of Criminology, Journal of Criminology (originally called Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology), Trends in Organised Crime, Aggression and Violent Behaviour and Deviant Behavior. Her book The Illegal Wildlife Trade in China: Understanding Distribution Networks (Palgrave, 2019) received the Distinguished Book Award from the Asian Criminological Society.

Rebecca holds a DPhil in Sociology from the University of Oxford. She is also an associate fellow of the Extra Legal Governance Institute at the University of Oxford. In collaboration with the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, she was awarded a Visiting Professorship by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Green Criminology
  • Crime against wildlife
  • Criminal networks
  • Trust