Dr. Jaeyong Choi 최재용 

Jaeyong CHoi Headshot

Title: Assistant Professor
Location: 518 BPM Center
Email: JChoi@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-436-2558


Before joining the faculty at West Chester University, Dr. Choi taught at Angelo State University in Texas for several years. He has received teaching and research awards, including the 2020 Junior Faculty Research Award from the Korean Society of Criminology in America and the 2018 Teaching Award from the Center for Teaching Excellence at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of immigration and criminal justice, cybercrime, criminological theory, and comparative research. His recent work can be found in Criminal Justice & Behavior, Crime & Delinquency, Deviant Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Police Quarterly, Policing & Society, and Prison Journal

Dr. Choi enjoys traveling, taking a walk, and meditating with his wife in his spare time. 


Ph.D. Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Choi, J., & Merlo, A. (2021). Gender identification and the fear of crime: Do masculinity and femininity matter in reporting fear of crime? Victims & Offenders, 16(1), 126-147 
  • Choi, J. (2021). Asymmetry in media effects on perceptions of police: An analysis using a within-subjects design experiment. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 22(1), 557-573 
  • Choi, J., Hack, T., & Lee, J. (2021). Fear of crime among female North Korean defectors in South Korea. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X21992362 
  • Choi, J., & Kruis, N. (2020). Social integration and confidence in the police: A cross-national multi-level analysis. Policing & Society. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2020.1751160 
  • Choi, J., & Lee, D. R. (2020). Media use habits, negative encounters with the police, and perceptions of the police: The mainstreaming hypothesis versus the resonance hypothesis. Criminal Justice Studies. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/1478601X.2020.1736827 
  • Choi, J., Kruis, N., & Kim, Y. (2020). The impact of occupational characteristics and victimization on job burnout among South Korean correctional officers. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 47(7), 905-923. 
  • Choi J., & Wentling R. (2020). Convict code, risky lifestyles, and victimization among inmates in South Korea. Violence and Victims. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/VV-D-19-00118 
  • Choi, J. (2019). Comparing global and situational support for police use of force between first-generation immigrants, second-generation immigrants, and native-born Americans. Policing: An International Journal, 42(6), 1038-1051. 
  • Choi, J. (2019). Elaborating differential impact of media exposure on perceptions of police between criminal justice majors and non-criminal justice majors. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 30(4), 567-584. 
  • Choi, J., & Yun, I. (2019). Do moral beliefs condition the impact of low self-control on digital piracy? Deviant Behavior. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2019.1701885 

Classes Regularly Taught

  • Criminal Justice Theory
  • Transnational Crime
  • Ethical Dilemmas and Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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