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Yuchen Hou
Institution: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Program: Criminal Justice
Research Interests: Policing: Police Use of Force, Body-Worn Camera, and Race Effects on Current Issues, Multi- and Mixed-Method Research Designs, Criminal Justice Education
Dissertation Title: A Multilevel Examination of Fatal and Non-Fatal Police Shootings in the United States
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael G. Maxfield
Student Bio: Yuchen Hou is a Ph.D. candidate in Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/ Graduate Center, City University of New York. His research interests include police use of force, police body-worn cameras, and multi- and mixed-methods research design. Hou, in his doctoral dissertation, aims to identify multilevel factors that may differentially contribute to the opportunities for fatal and non-fatal police shootings in the United States, by using open sources to build a national database on police shootings. Hou earned in July 2015 his Master’s Degree in Procedural Law at People’s Public Security University of China, after receiving his Bachelor of Laws in Criminal Investigation at Criminal Investigation Police University of China in July 2012.