Jennifer S. Wong

School of Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Jennifer Wong holds an MA in Program Evaluation and a PhD in Policy Analysis. Her research interests lie primarily in crime prevention and intervention, particularly in relation to evidence-based programs and crime control policy. Wong is an applied researcher who is concerned with producing knowledge that is directly useful for those making decisions about policies, programs, and practices. Her work employs both quantitative and qualitative methods to study issues of crime prevention and intervention, as well risk factors for delinquency, crime, and recidivism. Additional areas of research focus are meta-analysis and media representation of crime.

Wong’s recent work has examined gang prevention/intervention programs, intimate partner violence intervention programs, a sexual violence prevention campaign, the impact of prior deportation on recidivism among illegal immigrants, and meta-analyses on aftercare/resettlement programs, wilderness therapy programs, and dating violence prevention programs. Recent publications can be found in Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, Criminal Justice and Behavior, and the Journal of Experimental Criminology.


Crime prevention/intervention; program evaluation; policy analysis; quantitative research methods; mixed methods; meta-analysis and systematic review; recidivism; intimate partner violence; media representation of crime.


  • BA (UBC)
  • MA (Claremont)
  • MPhil, PhD (RAND)

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Selected publications

  • Lee., C.Bouchard, J., & Wong, J. S. (2023). A popular approach but do they work? A systematic review of sexual violence prevention campaigns on college campuses. Violence Against Women, 29(3-4), 495-526.
  • Wong, J. S., Bouchard, J., & Lee, C. (2023). The effectiveness of college dating violence prevention programs: A meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 24(2), 684-701.
  • Wong, J. S., Lee, C., & Beck, N. (2023). Protocol: The effects of resettlement/re-entry services on crime and violence in children and youth: A systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 19(e1304), 1-19.
  • Beck, N. & Wong, J. S. (2022). The effects of wilderness therapy on delinquent behaviors among youth: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Criminal Justice and Behavior49(5), 70-729.
  • Lee, C., & Wong, J. S. (2022). Examining the effects of teen dating violence prevention programs: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 18, 1-40.
  • Wong, J. S., & Hickman, L. J. (2022). Rearrests of noncitizens subsequent to immigration removal from the United States. International Criminal Justice Review32(1), 88-106.
  • Harraway, V., & Wong, J. S. (2021). Hypothetical discussion of migrant crime: An examination of news content from Canada, the UK, and the US. Journalism Studies, 22(10), 1259-1278.
  • Wong, J. S., & Bouchard, J. (2021). A pilot evaluation of the STOP intimate partner violence intervention program. Partner Abuse, 12(2), 158-178.
  • Wong, J. S., & Bouchard, J. (2021). Judging the book by its cover: What comprises a ‘cognitive behavioral’ intervention program for perpetrators of intimate partner violence? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 48(9), 1278-1299.
  • Wong, J. S., & Lee, C. (2021). Extra! Extra! The importance of victim-offender relationship in homicide newsworthiness. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(9-10), 4186-4206.

Selected Awards and Grants

  • 2022   Best Paper Award for 2022: International Criminal Justice Review - In recognition of Wong, J. S., & Hickman, L. J. (2022). Rearrests of noncitizens subsequent to immigration removal from the United States. International Criminal Justice Review, 32(1), 88-106.
  • 2021   Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - In recognition of academic excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service.
  • 2021   Wong, J. S., & Lee, C. “Gang Exiting and Intervention Program evaluation.” BC Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General, SFRP-28102Role: Principal Investigator.
  • 2021   Wong, J. S., Lee, C., & Bouchard, J. “Evaluation of the impacts of sexual violence prevention and intervention activities at Simon Fraser University.” Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Policing and Security Branch. Role: Principal Investigator.
  • 2020   Wong, J. S., Bouchard, J., & Lee, C. “Evaluation of youth gang intervention/prevention programming in BC.” Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Policing and Security Branch. - Role: Principal Investigator

Recently taught courses

  • CRIM 103 - Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behaviour
  • CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • CRIM 340 - Criminal Justice Policymaking and Policy Analysis
  • CRIM 441 - Preventing Crime and Antisocial Behaviour: Designing & Evaluating Programs
  • CRIM 865 - Program Evaluation