Shen, Yinzhi

State University of New York at Albany

United States

Yinzhi Shen is a PhD student in the department of sociology in State University of New York, Albany. Growing up in China, she is interested in testing and modifying Western criminological theories in the Chinese context. She is especially interested in the relationship between internal migration and crime in China and has published a journal article testing to what extent social control theory can explain the delinquency of migrant and local adolescents in China respectively. She is also interested in restorative justice and its practices in China. As Steve Messner’s student in SUNY Albany, she gains interest in integrating institutional anomie theory and general strain theory in explaining drug use in the US.