Dr Shun-Yung Kevin Wang is an Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. He received his Ph.D. from the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University at Tallahassee, Florida. In addition to his one decade long work experience in the field of juvenile justice, program evaluation, and data management and analysis, Dr. Wang's research interest include cyber crime, labor market participation and crime, and comparative justice.
2013 0-7734-4330-4 The monograph is a quantitative investigation of the connection between youth employment, career-ladder positions, job stability and delinquency. Based on the empirical evidence, the findings suggest that career-ladder jobs reduce crime and delinquency by providing an environment in which youths holding future-oriented career jobs commit more in their long-term goals and may tend to associate with more pro-social associates in the workplace.
A brilliant contribution to the existing literature on adolescent employment and crime. It connects theory and research with public policy in a balanced manner and introduces the concept of career-ladder jobs as a guide to reduce crime and delinquency by looking at public policy and adolescent employment in a new way.