Xiaoyun Wu

Xiaoyun Wu

Xiaoyun Wu


Policing; Deterrence; Crime Prevention; Quantitative Analysis

Xiaoyun Wu is a doctoral candidate in the Criminology, Law and Society department at George Mason University. She received a B.A. in law from China University of Political Science and Law in 2013 and a M.A. in criminology, law and society from George Mason University in 2015. Her research interests include policing, resource optimization, deterrence, and crime prevention. Her current work focuses on understanding everyday police proactive activities and deployment and its dynamic relationship with crime and disorder, using various data sources, measurements, and statistical methods. She is currently a research associate in the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University and the managing editor for Criminology & Public Policy.

Selected Publications

Wu, Xiaoyun, Julie Grieco, Sean Wire, Alese Wooditch, and Jordan Nichols (2018). Trends in police research: a cross-sectional analysis of the 2010-2014 literature. Police Research and Practice. 19(6), 609-616.

Wooditch, Alese, Lincoln Sloas, Xiaoyun Wu, and Aleisha Key (2019). Outcome Reporting Bias in Randomized Experiments on Substance Use Disorders. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 1-21.

Wu, Xiaoyun, and Cynthia Lum (2017). Measuring the spatial and temporal patterns of police proactivity. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 33(4), 915-934.

Courses Taught

CRIM 315 Research Methods