2000 Ph.D. Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany
1993 M.A. Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany
1991 Licentiate Psychology, Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina)
Hung-En Sung (Ph.D., SUNY – Albany) joined John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2006. His research interests revolve around health and justice, corrections and rehabilitation, sociology of crime and justice, and comparative studies. Professor Sung has published extensively on these issues and mentored students and junior faculty investigators in research design, data analysis, and academic publishing. He was awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship by the National Institute of Justice in 2010.
Gideon, L., & Sung, H.-E.(Eds.) (2011). Rethinking corrections: Rehabilitation, reintegration, and reentry. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Stamatel, J., & Sung, H.-E. (Eds.) (2010). Crime and punishment around the world Vol. 2:The Americas. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Sung, H.-E. (2002). The fragmentation of policing in American cities: Toward an ecological theory of police-citizen relations. Westport, CT: Praeger.
Refereed Journal Articles
Kim, C., & Sung, H.-E. (In press). Acculturation and intimate partner violence among Chinese immigrants in New York City. Journal of Family Violence. (SSCI)
Yu, S. Y., Sung, H.-E. (In press). Suicidal ideation of probationers: Gender differences. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E., Mellow, J., Vaughan, R., & Drucker, E. (In press). Building infrastructure and capacity for correctional health research in a college of criminal justice: Lessons and promises. The Prison Journal. (SSCI)
Kramer, R., Rajah, V., & Sung, H.-E. (In press). Entrapments of consumerism: Adolescent prisoners, cognitive treatment, and consumption. Journal of Consumer Culture. DOI: 10.1177/1469540514536196 (SSCI)
Chintakrindi, S., Porter, J., Mellow, J., & Sung, H.-E. (2015). Empirical test of low self-control theory using post-treatment substance use and recidivism outcomes of parolees participating in an experimental intervention. Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law, & Society, 16(2), 1-28.
Frazier, B., , Gideon, L., & Alfaro, K. (2015). The impact of prison deinstitutionalization on mental health and substance abuse treatment services in local communities. Health & Justice, 3(1), 1-12.
Rajah, V., Kramer, R., & (2015). The mis-synchronization of juvenile reform: Competing constructions of temporality and risk among rehabilitation programs and young offenders. The British Journal of Criminology, 55(1) 184-202. (SSCI)
Yu, S. V., Sung, H.-E., & Mellow, J. (2015). Self-perceived health improvements among prison inmates. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 21(1), 59-69.
Chu., D, & Sung, H.-E. (2014). Professional confidence and job satisfaction: An examination of counselors’ perceptions in faith-based and non-faith-based residential drug treatment programs. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 59(8), 975-992. (SSCI)
Rajah, V., Kramer, R., & Sung, H.-E. (2014). Changing narrative accounts: How young men tell different stories when arrested,enduring jail time and navigating community reentry. Punishment and Society, 16(3), 285-304. (SSCI)
Celinska, K., & Sung, H.-E. (2014). Gender differences in the determinants of prison rule violations. The Prison Journal, 94(2), 220-241. (SSCI)
Chu, D., & Sung, H.-E. (2014). Causation of drug abuse and treatment strategy: A comparison of counselors’ perceptions between faith-based and secular drug treatment programs. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 58(4), 496-515. (SSCI)
Yu, S. V., Sung, H.-E., Mellow, J., & Shlosberg, A. (2014). The prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation among parolees. Psychiatric Services, 65(3), 381-386. (SSCI)
Kramer, R., Rajah, V., & Sung, H.-E. (2013). Neoliberal prisons and cognitive treatment: Calibrating the subjectivity of incarcerated young men to economic inequalities. Theoretical Criminology, 17(4), 535-556. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E., & Chu, D. (2013). The varieties of religious experience and the retention of clients in Taiwanese faith-based residential drug user treatment. Substance Use & Misuse, 48(12), 1219-1232. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E., Chu, D., Hsiao, G. Y. (2013). A Cox regression analysis of gender differences in treatment performance among clients in a faith-based residential drug treatment program in Taiwan. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 37(2), 99-117.
Sung, H.-E. (2012). Women in government, public corruption and liberal democracy in cross-national perspective. Crime, Law and Social Change, 58(3), 195-219. (SSCI)
Chu, D., Sung, H.-E., & Hsiao, G. Y. (2012). Religious conversion and treatment outcomes: An examination of clients in a faith-based residential substance treatment program. Journal of Drug Issues, 42(2), 197-209. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E. (2012). Pregnancy and drinking among women offenders under community supervision in the United States: 2002-2008. Journal of Urban Health, 89(3),500-509. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E. (2011). From diversion to reentry: Recidivism risks among graduates of an alternative to incarceration program. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 22(2), 219-234.
Sun, I. Y., Chu, D., & Sung, H.-E. (2011). The mediating effects of economic deprivation on crime: A cross-national analysis. Asian Journal of Criminology, 6(1),15-32.
Sung, H.-E., Mahoney, A., &Mellow, J. (2011). Substance abuse treatment gap among parolees: Prevalence,correlates, and barriers. Criminal Justice Review, 36(1), 40-57.
Sung,H.-E. (2010). Nonfatal violence-related and accident-related injuries among jail inmates. The Prison Journal,90(3), 353-368. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E. (2010). Prevalence and risk factors of violence-related and accident-related injuries among state prisoners. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 16(3),178-187.
Sung,H.-E., Mellow, J., & Mahoney, A. (2010). Co-occurring mental health and substance use problems among local jail inmates: Correlates and service needs. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation,49(2), 126-145.
Chu,D., & Sung, H.-E. (2009). Racial differences in desistance from drug abuse: The impact of religiosity on recovery. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 53(6), 696-716. (SSCI)
Strobl, S., & Sung, H.-E. (2009). Attitudes about gender integration among Bahraini policewomen. Policing & Society, 19(4), 425-441. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E., Chu, D., Richter, L., & Shlosberg, A. (2009).Treatment philosophy and service delivery in faith-based residential treatment.Families in Society. 90(4), 390-398. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E. (2009). Transnational corruption in weapon procurement in East Asia: A case analysis. Sociological Focus, 42(3), 254-275.
Johnson,P. B., & Sung, H.-E. (2009).Substance abuse among aging baby boomers: Health and treatment implications. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 20(3), 124–126. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E., & Richter, L. (2007). Rational choice and environmental deterrence in the retention of mandated drug abuse treatment clients. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 51(6), 686-702. (SSCI)
Sun, I. Y., Sung, H.-E., & Chu, D. (2007).Collateral gains from the military? A cross-national analysis of the armed forces-crime relationship. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 51(5),599-614. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E., & Richter, L. (2006). Contextual barriers to successful re-entry of recovering felony offenders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 31(4),365-374. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E.(2006). From victims to saviors? Women, power, and corruption. Current History: A Journal of Contemporary World Affairs, 105(689), 139-143. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E.,& Belenko, S.(2006). From diversion experiment to policy movement: A case study of prosecutorial innovation in the United States. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 22(3), 220-240.
Sung,H.-E. (2006). Police effectiveness and democracy: Shape and direction of the relationship. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 29(2), 347-367. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E. (2006). Democracy and criminal justice in comparative perspective: From crime control to due process. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 605(1), 311-337. (SSCI)
Horowitz, H., Sung, H.-E.,& Foster, S. E. (2006). Substance abuse and the juvenile justice systems and populations in the United States. Corrections Compendium, 31(1), 1-26.
Sung, H.-E.(2006). Structural determinants of police effectiveness in market democracies. Police Quarterly, 9(1), 3-19. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E. (2005). Between demand and supply: Bribery in international trade. Crime, Law and Social Change, 44(1),111-131. (SSCI)
Belenko,S., Lin, J., O’Connor, L., Sung, H.-E., & Lynch, K. G. (2005).Sexual and physical victimization as predictors of HIV risk among felony drug offenders. AIDS and Behavior, 9(3), 311-323. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E., & Belenko, S. (2005). Failure after success: Correlates of recidivism among subjects who successfully completed coerced drug abuse treatment. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation,42(1), 75-97.
Sung,H.-E.,Richter, L., Vaughn, R., Johnson, P., & Thom, B.±(2005). Nonmedical use of prescription opioids among teenagers in the United States: Trends and correlates. Journal of Adolescent Health, 37(1), 44-51. (SSCI)
Belenko, S., Foltz, C., Lang, M., & Sung, H.-E. (2004). Recidivism among high-risk drug felons: A longitudinal analysis following residential treatment. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 40(1/2), 105-132.
Sung,H.-E. (2004). Democracy and organized crime: Evidence from fifty-nine countries. Security Journal, 17(4), 21-34. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E. (2004).State failure, economic failure, and predatory organized crime. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 41(2), 111-129. (SSCI)
Sung,H.-E. (2004). Democracy and political corruption: Across-national comparison. Crime, Law and Social Change, 41(2), 179-194. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E., Belenko, S., Feng, L., & Tabachnick, C. (2004). Predicting treatment noncompliance among criminal justice-mandated clients: A theoretical and empirical exploration. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 26(1), 13-26. (SSCI)
Sung,H.-E. & Chu, D. (2003). Does participation in the world economy reduce political corruption? An empirical inquiry. International Journal of Comparative Criminology, 3(2), 94-118.
Sung,H.-E. (2003) Fairer sex or fairer system? Gender and corruption revisited. Social Forces, 82(2), 705-725. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E. (2003) Differential impact of deterrence vs.rehabilitation as drug interventions on recidivism after 36 months.Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 37(3/4), 95-108.
Sung, H.-E. (2002) A convergence approach to the analysis of political corruption: A cross-national study. Crime, Law, and Social Change,38(2), 137-160. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E. (2001). Rehabilitating felony drug offenders through job development: A look into a prosecutor-led diversion program. The Prison Journal, 81(2), 271-286. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E., Belenko, S., &Feng, L. (2001) Treatment compliance and problem incidents among criminal justice clients. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 20(2), 153-162. (SSCI)
Dynia, P. & Sung,H.-E. (2000) The safety and effectiveness of diverting felony drug offenders to residential treatment as measured by recidivism. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 11(4),299-311.
Sung, H.-E., Tabachnick, C., & Feng, L. (2000). Heroin injection among felons: Testing extant theories. Deviant Behavior, 21(5),381-406. (SSCI)
Sung, H.-E. & Reed, J. (1995) Migration and crime in Europe. Social Pathology, 3(3), 228‑252.
Sung, H.-E. (2006).The Self, the Soul and the Psychology of Good and Evil by I. Dilman Reviews in Religion and Theology, 13(4), 575-578.
Sung, H.-E. (2006). Judeo-Christian Perspectives on Psychology: Human Nature, Motivation, and Change by W. R. Miller and H. D. Delaney (eds) Reviews in Religion and Theology, 13(1), 61-64.
Sung,H.-E. (2004). Alcoholism, Drug Addiction,and the Road to Recovery: Life on the Edge by B. Stimmel Criminal Justice Review, 29(1), 233-235.
Sung,H.-E. (2004). Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change by G. J. Connors et. al. and Substance Abuse Treatment for Criminal Offenders by D. W. Springer et. al. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 20(1), 84-86.
Sung, H.-E., Delgado, S., Peña, D. E. , & Paladino, A. (2013).Tyrannizing strangers for profit: Wage theft, cross-border migrant workers, and the politics of exclusion in an era of global economic integration. In D. Brotherton, D. Stageman, & S. Leyro (eds), Outside Justice: The Criminalization of Immigrants in Policy and Practice (pp. 247-268). New York: Springer.
Sung, H.-E., Richter, L., Vaughan, R., & Foster, S. E. (2013). Substance use and addiction and American prison and jail inmates. In L. Gideon (ed.), Special needs offenders in correctional institutions(pp. 459-493). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Henninger, A., & Sung, H.-E. (2012). Mail Survey in Social Research. In L. Gideon(ed.), The handbook of survey methodology in social sciences (pp. 297-311). New York, Springer.
Sung, H.-E., & Gideon, L. (2011). Major rehabilitative approaches. In L. Gideon &H.-E. Sung (Eds.), Rethinking corrections: Rehabilitation, reintegration, and reentry (pp. 71-96). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Belenko, S., Sung,H.-E., Swern, A., & Donhouser, C. (2008). Prosecutors and treatment diversion: The Brooklyn (NY) Drug Treatment Alternative-to-Prison program. In J. L. Worrall and M. E. Nugent (eds.), The changing role of the American prosecutor (pp. 111-137). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Sung, H.-E.(2005). Gender and corruption: In search of better evidence. In J. Kotalik (ed.), Transparency International Global Corruption Report 2005(pp. 296-298). London: Pluto Press.
Sung, H.-E. (2005). Political corruption. In P. Gerstenfeld (ed.), Criminal justice (pp.816-821). Hackensack, NJ: Salem Press.
Correctional health; comparative criminology; political corruption; rehabilitation of offenders; substance abuse and its treatment
Program evaluation; policy analysis; epidemiological design and methods