Hung-En Sung

Hung-En Sung

Professor
Phone number: 
212.237.8412
Room number and address: 
Room 636.08, Haaren Hall

Education

Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany (2000, Criminal Justice)
M.A., State University of New York at Albany (1993, Criminal Justice)
Licentiate, Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina (1992, Psychology)

Bio

Hung-En Sung is Professor and Director of International Research Partnerships. Professor Sung's research revolves around drug abuse treatment, correctional health, police behavior, political corruption, gender-based violence, and the impact of democratization on crime and justice. Justice reform in transitional societies has been an important focus of his scholarly and consulting work. He has published extensively on these issues and engaged in related training and technical assistance activities in Latin America and Asia. Professor Sung has brought in and/or managed $7.8 million in research and institutional grants since 2006. Currently, he is a member of the editorial board of the Revista Española de Investigación Criminológica (Spain) and an Executive Councilor of the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology (2021-2023). 

Professional Memberships

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; American Association of Sociology; American Society of Criminology; European Society of Criminology

Course Taught

See CV

Languages spoken/fluent in

English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese

Scholarly Work

Selected Publications in Global Criminology and Comparative Criminal Justice

Capellan, J. A., Koppel, S., & Sung, H.-E. (in press). The effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy on recidivism among parolees in Central America: Evidence from a Honduran experiment. Journal of Experimental Criminology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-020-09443-w

Sung, H.-E., Capellan, J. A., & Barthuly, B. (2022). Trust in the police and the militarization of law enforcement in Latin AmericaPolicing and Society, 32(3), 311-340. 

Kim, C., Capellan, J.A., Sung, H.E., & Orellana, E. (2022). Combating intimate partner violence (IPV) through community-based interventions in Honduras: An evaluation of an IPV training program among teachers and health professionals. Violence Against Women, 28(3-4), 991-1007.

Sung, H.-E., Rajah, V., Delgado, S., & Peña, D. (2020). Viajes violentos, almas heridas: Exposición a la violencia, cruce de fronteras y resultados del Trastorno de Estrés Postraumático (TEPT) entre las mujeres latinas indocumentadas migrantes. Administración Pública y Seguridad Ciudadana, 3, 405-430.

Sung, H.-E. (2018, setiembre). Modernización policial (Líderes para la gestión en seguridad ciudadana y justicia en América Latina y el Caribe: Módulo 5). Washington, DC: Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo.

Sung, H.-E., Delgado, S., Peña, D. E., & Paladino, A. (2016). Surveillance without protection: Policing undocumented migrant workers in an American suburb. The British Journal of Criminology, 56(5), 877-897

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., & 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.

Sung, H.-E. (2012). Women in government, public corruption and liberal democracy: A panel analysis. Crime, Law and Social Change, 58(3), 195-219.

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. (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. 

Honors and Awards

2015 - Visiting Professorship, the Graduate School of Criminology, the National Taipei University, sponsored by the the Ministry of Science and Technology,Taiwan

2010 -  W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship, National Institute of Justice, USA

Research Summary

Hung-En Sung is currently assessing transnational organized crime and corruption control in the Western Hemisphere (INL, 2020-2022), mapping the evolution of corruption opportunities in El Salvador (PSC-CUNY/INL 2022-2023), and working with researchers from the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina, to create an open-source data platform to track violent crime incidents and their ecological risks in the city of Santa Fe (PSC-CUNY, 2020-22). He had previously examined the outcomes of police shootings of civilians with support from PSC CUNY (2017-18) and also collaborated with psychologists from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, to evaluate tablet-based tests of self-control with funding from Banco Santander and PSC-CUNY (2017-19).   

Area of Expertise

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Criminal justice reform in transitional societies
Police behavior 
Offender rehabilitation
Political corruption 
Gender-based violence

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