Distinguished Professor Liu Jianhong from the Faculty of Law, University of Macau (UM), was reelected Chairman of the General Assembly of the Asian Criminological Society (ACS) with a three-year term from January 2022 to December 2024. The ACS is one of the world’s most influential academic organizations in the field of criminology.


Prof Liu has made significant contributions to the promotion of Asian criminology in academia. He has been elected leader of various world-renowned criminology organizations, including the Founding President of the ACS, which was established at UM in 2009 by criminologists from more than 11 countries and regions. The ACS aims to promote the study of criminology and criminal justice across Asia and to enhance collaboration in the fields of criminology and criminal justice among scholars and practitioners. Prof Liu is currently the President of the Scientific Commission of the International Society for Criminology, Chairman of the General Assembly of the ACS, and a member of the Campbell Collaborations Criminal Justice Steering Committee. And this year Prof Liu was invited to deliver a seminar for the Institute of Criminology of the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, the theme of which was “ Theory of Relational Justice: Example of Asian Criminology’s Approach to Decolonizing Criminology ”.


Prof Liu is the Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Criminology (SSCI Impact factor 2.29). He is the editor of “Springer Series on Asian Criminology & Criminal Justice Research”. He is on the editorial boards of more than 20 international academic journals, including the prestigious British Journal of Criminology, Journal of Experimental Criminology, etc. In addition, he has published more than 170 publications.


He received the Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology in 2016, and the Gerhard O W Mueller Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Criminal Just from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences of the United States in 2018.