- Aboriginal Rights
- Chinese Law and Society
- International Criminology
- White Collar Crime
Hongming Cheng is Professor of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan, an Edmond J. Safra Network Alumni Fellow at Harvard University, and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Germany. He was an Invited Individual Expert at the 12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and a Faculty Speaker at the 27th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime in 2009. His research and teaching cover a variety of areas including white-collar crime, business ethics, corporate governance, commercial law, food safety, social control, policing, and transnational crime. He is the author of highly regarded books and articles. His current work in white collar crime uses the term “cheap capitalism” to capture one of the pernicious dimensions of capitalism, and investigates its impact on corporate crime and the ironical effect of the triple helix of government-industry-university. His last book Financial Crime in China: Developments, Sanctions, and the Systemic Spread of Corruption (2015, McMillan/Palgrave) "challenges and expands upon current criminological notions of white-collar crime and offers numerous valuable insights for future research" (commented by American sociologist Henry Pontell).
- SOC 212.3 Introduction to Criminology
- SOC 214.3 Social Control
- SOC 310.3 White Collar and Corporate Crime in the Global Context
- SOC 311.3 Youth Crime, Justice, and Social Control
- SOC 312.3 Current Issues in Criminal Justice
- SOC 415.3 Selected Problems in Social Control
- SOC 418/818.3 Advanced Criminology
- White collar and corporate crime
- Public attitudes toward policing
- Land rights of Aboriginal citizens and Chinese peasants
- Securities regulation
- Chinese law and society
Subject Areas for Supervising Written Work
- White collar and corporate crime
- Youth crime
- Technology and crime
- Chinese law and society
- Comparative law and justice
Subject Areas for Accepting Press Inquiries
- White collar and corporate crime in the global context
- Corporate governance
- International education in law, sociology, and criminology
- Cheap capitalism
- Global lawyering
- Canada-Chinese relations
- Geping Qiu and Hongming Cheng (2022). Gender and power in the Ivory tower: sexual harassment in graduate supervision in China. Journal of Gender Studies. First published November 3, DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2022.2138839 SSCI. Impact Factor (2021): 2.011.
- Hongming Cheng, Wei Wang, and Longhai Li. 2022. Determinants of Citizen Acceptance of White-Collar Crime in China. Journal of Asian and African Studies. First published September 15, Online First. https://doi.org/10.1177/00219096221123742 SSCI. Impact Factor (2021): 0.882.
- Joseph Asomah, Emeka Dim, Yiyan Li, & Hongming Cheng. 2022. Are women less corrupt than men? Evidence from Ghana. Crime Law Social Change. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10611-022-10034-1SSCI. Impact Factor (2021): 1.612.
- Bronwen Russell and Hongming Cheng. 2019. A Critical Analysis of Securities Crime in Canada. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, First published January 21, 2019, Advance Online. SSCI. Impact Factor (2016): 0.923.
- Joseph Asomah and Hongming Cheng. 2018. Food Crime in the Context of Cheap Capitalism. In Ron Hinch and Allison Gray (eds.) A Handbook of Food Crime: Immoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do about Them. Policy Press (University of Bristol Press).
- Joseph Asomah and Hongming Cheng. 2018. The Sociology of Crime and Juvenile Delinquency. In J. Michael Ryan (ed.) Core Concepts in Sociology. Blackwell-Wiley.
- Hongming Cheng, 2016. Land Reforms and the Conflicts over the Use of Land: Implication for the Vulnerability of Peasants in Rural China. Journal of Asian and African Studies, First Published July 16, 2016, OnlineFirst. SSCI. Impact Factor (2016): 0.269.
- Hongming Cheng and Ling Ma, 2016. A Comparative Study on Land Rights of Peasants in China and Aboriginal Citizens in Canada and their Impact on Development. Forum for Development Studies.43 (2): 311-331. Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).
- Wei Wang and Hongming Cheng, 2016. The Credibility of Oversight and Aggregate Rates of White-Collar Crime. In Shanna R. Van Slyke, Michael L. Benson, and Francis T. Cullen (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of White-Collar Crime. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 540-560.
- Hongming Cheng, 2015. Financial Crime in China: Developments, Sanctions, and the Systemic Spread of Corruption. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Hongming Cheng, 2015. Factors Influencing Public Satisfaction with the Local Police: A Study in Saskatoon, Canada. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 38(4). SSCI. Impact Factor (2015): 0.761.
- Wei Wang and Hongming Cheng, 2015. Environmental Crime as Corporate Crime. In Carolyn Brooks and Bernard Schissel (eds.), Marginality and Condemnation: A Critical Introduction to Criminology, 3rd Edition. Halifax, NS: Fernwood.
- Hongming Cheng and David Friedrichs, 2012. White Collar and Corporate Crime in China. In Liqun Cao, Ivan Y. Sun, Bill Hebenton (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminology. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group, pp.238-250.
- Hongming Cheng, 2013. Advertising Fraud. In Lawrence Salinger (ed.), The Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime, Second Edition.Sage Publications.
- Hongming Cheng, 2013. Bre-X. In Lawrence Salinger (ed.), The Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime, Second Edition.Sage Publications.
- Hongming Cheng, 2013. Insider Trading. In Lawrence Salinger (ed.), The Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime, Second Edition. Sage Publications.
- Hongming Cheng, 2012. Cheap Capitalism: A Sociological Study of Food Crime in China. British Journal of Criminology, 52(2): 254-273. First published online October 19, 2011, doi: 10.1093/bjc/azr078. Full text: http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/azr078?ijkey=FpDGY4FpVoporzv&keytype=ref The 18th Most-Read Article in the journal (June 2013 data). SSCI. Impact Factor (2011): 2.130. 5 out of 50 SSCI: Criminology and Penology in 2011.
- Hongming Cheng, 2013. Financial Fraud in China: A Structural Examination of Law and Law Enforcement. In David Brotherton, Stephen Handelman, and Susan Will (eds.), How They Got Away With It: White-Collar Crime and the Financial Meltdown. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, pp.383-400.
- Hongming Cheng and Ling Ma, 2009. White Collar Crime and the Criminal Justice System: Bank Fraud and Corruption in China. Journal of Financial Crime, 16(2): 166-179.
- Hongming Cheng, 2008. Insider Trading in China: The Case for the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission. Journal of Financial Crime, 15(2): 165-178.
Honours and Awards
- Edmond J. Safra Network Fellow, Harvard University, USA, 2014-15
- Official Academic Visitor, Centre for Criminology, Oxford University, UK, 2013-14
- Senior Fellow, Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Duisburg, Germany, 2013-14
- Invited Individual Expert, 12th United Nations Congress and Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Salvador, Brazil, 2010
- Invited Speaker, the 27th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK, 2009
- Invited Lecturer, RCMP Integrated Market Enforcement Team Training Workshop, Vancouver, BC, 2009
- Expert, ProCon.org on Insider Trading Regulation, 2009 to present
- Chevening Scholar, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1997-98
Aboriginal Rights Chinese Law and Society Corporations International Criminology Policing White Collar Crime
white-collar crime, international and comparative criminal justice, criminal law, corporations, securities regulation, Chinese law and society, public attitudes toward police, Aboriginal rights and justice.