Luzi Shi

Luzi Shi
Bridgewater State University · Department of Criminal Justice

Doctor of Philosophy

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Objectives The public hold both punitive and pragmatic attitudes toward prison policy. Yet it is unclear whether the public supports compassionate efforts that do not directly relate to recidivism. This study explores the role of exclusionary symbolic aims (prioritizing non-prisoner groups), inclusionary symbolic aims (minimizing health risk for th...
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Objectives: Public punitiveness is closely related to the expansion of the U.S. penal system. Prior studies have examined inaccurate crime trend perceptions and negative emotions as key predictors of punitive attitudes. However, the interconnections between crime trend perceptions, negative emotions, and punitive attitudes have not been explored. I...
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Public stigma towards people with prison records hinders reentry initiatives. Although it is widely discussed in corrections, its measurement has been study-specific. Based on existing literature, we develop and test a multidimensional public stigma scale. We examine the factor structure and dimensionality of the scale using a Qualtrics Panel sampl...
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During the #MeToo movement, many sexual assault survivors are discredited because of their delay in disclosure or failure to report to the police. The current study investigates which factors influence public opinion towards sexual assault victims and offenders by analyzing data from a national factorial survey. Results show disclosing the offense...
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The current study examines the gendered reaction to victimization threats from 1973 to 2016 using the General Social Survey and the hierarchical age-period-cohort-characteristics model. Results suggest the gender gap is narrowing across time with a gradual decline among women who report feeling afraid to walk alone at night. The period-level change...
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The public salience of crime has wide-ranging political and social implications; it influences public trust in the government and citizens’ everyday routines and interactions, and may affect policy responsiveness to punitive attitudes. Identifying the sources of crime salience is thus important. Two competing theoretical models exist: the objectivi...
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For over two decades, despite of the downward crime trend, the American public has persisted in believing crime is on the rise. Cultivation theory holds that media is responsible for the public’s crime trend perceptions. Previous cultivation studies heavily rely on cross-sectional data, which may lead to spurious conclusions due to reverse causatio...
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Economists and psychologists have found that people tend to follow descriptive norms (what others do). Accordingly, the view that an increasing number of people engage in crime may increase the acceptability of criminal choices to individuals. Utilizing a randomized experiment embedded in an original online survey, this study explores people’s will...
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The 4.5 million international students worldwide bring in multifold benefits to the advancement of culture, economy, and national security in education host countries. Surprisingly, few prior studies have explored international students’ fear of crime, which may harm their mental and physical health and undermine their educational achievements. The...