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Hoan N. BuiHoan N. Bui

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2001 Michigan State University

The University of Tennessee
908 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0490

Phone: 865-974-7020
Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Criminological theories; feminist and critical criminology; juvenile delinquency; domestic violence; immigration; gender, race/ethnicity and criminal justice.

My research interests include: 1) Intimate-partner violence; 2) immigration, crime, and victimization; 3) women's re-entry. For intimate violence, I explore the social context of women's experiences of and reactions to domestic abuse, and domestic violence interventions and policies with an emphasis on the influence of social construction of gender, socioeconomic conditions, racial/ethnic relations and, immigration resettlement, and domestic violence interventions and policies. My research project on immigration, crime, and victimization seeks understandings of how race/ethnicity, immigration experiences, class, and gender shape the experiences of crime and victimization. The project on women's re-entry focuses on the social and economic consequences of incarceration as well as barriers to social integration experienced by female sex-offenders.


  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice
  • Society and Law


  • Foundation of Criminology
  • Advanced Studies in Criminology
  • Juvenile Delinquency and the Social Structure
  • Seminar in Criminal Justice Theories
  • Bui, N. H. (forthcoming). Economic opportunities and immigrant youth violence. Youth Violence & Juvenile Justice
  • Fidan, A. & Bui, H. N. (Forthcoming). Intimate-partner violence against women in ZimbabweViolence Against Women.
  • Bui, H. N. (forthcoming). Immigrant adaptations and behavioral outcomes.  In C. Suarez-Orozco, M. Abo-Zena & A. K.Marks (Eds.), The Development of Immigrant-Origin Children & Youth. NYU Press.
  • Bui, H.N. (forthcoming).  Intimate partner violence among Vietnamese in the US.  In M. N. Le (Ed.) Vietnamese in America.  San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Press.
  • Bui, H. N. (2013). Racial and ethnic differences in the immigrant paradox in substance use. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 15, 866-881. DOI 10.1007/s10903-012-9670-y.
  • Scroggins, J. & Bui, H. N. (2013). Effects of social networks on men's post-incarceration experiences. In M. S. Crow & J. Smykla (Eds.), Offender Reentry: 21st Century Issues (225-242). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. 
  • Bui, H. N. (2011). Segmented assimilation: Racial differences in the relationship between immigration status and delinquency. In C. Garcia Coll & A. Marks (Eds.), Is Becoming an American a Developmental Risk? (pp. 135-158). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Bui, H. N. (2011). Women's reentry experiences: Resources from network relationships. In Roslyn Muraskin (Ed.), It's A Crime: Women and Justice, Fifth Edition (pp. 445-468). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. 
  • Bui, H. N. & Morash, M. (2010). The impact of network relationships, prison experiences, and internal transformation on women's success after prison release.  Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 49, 1-22.
  • Bui, H. N. (2010). Crime and punishment in Vietnam. In D. Chu & H. Haye (Eds.), Crime and Punishment Around the World, Volume 3 (pp. 286-299). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio
  • Bui, H. N. (2009). Parent-child conflicts, school troubles, and delinquency among immigrants. Crime & Delinquency, 55, 412-441.  
  • Bui, H. N. (2009). Immigration and crime (7,500 words). In M. Miller (Ed.), 21th Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook (pp. 173-181). Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage Publications

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