What area do you teach?
- Theories of Crime (for undergraduate and graduate)
- Crime and Human Behavior
- Intersection of Crime
- Intro to Criminal Justice
- Intro to Criminal Law/ Courts
Ph.D. Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, United States. (2020).
M.A. Department of Criminology, Kyonggi University, Suwon, South Korea. (2012)
B.S. Department of Chemistry, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea (2010)
Your Philosophy of Teaching
Teaching is a window for communication with my students. For better communication to lead to students’ success, teaching should be an all-around player in a classroom.
Why did you decide to teach?
I met a teacher, who tremendously influenced my career path. I wish I could be a teacher like her who spreads positive vibes that ultimately contribute to students’ success.
- Semi-parametric group-based trajectory modeling. Institute of Social Science, Kyonggi University (Group-based trajectory modeling by using STATA) (2014)
- Introduction to Stata for Time-series Analysis. Institute of Social Science, Kyonggi University (ARIMA by using STATA) (2013)
- DATA mining and Multivariate regression modeling. Institute of Social Science, Kyonggi University (Multivariate regression by using M plus) (2013)
- Application of Geographic Information System to Utilization Improvement for Crime Statistical Information. Department of Public Administration, Kyonggi University (DATA management and geospatial analysis by using ArcGIS) (2012)
- Reviewer. Journal of Korean Criminological Association (2017-current)
- Research Assistant. Institute of Social Science in Kyonggi University, South Korea (2010-2012)
- Research Assistant. Crime and Crime Prevention Research Division, Korea Institute of Criminology, South Korea (2014)
- Research Assistant. Office of the member of National Assembly (Department under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy), National Assembly, South Korea (2015)
- Teaching Assistant. Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Southern Illinois University (2015-2018)
- Instructor. Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Sociology. Southeast Missouri State University. MO, USA. (2019-present)
- Graduate Student Research Award, Korean Police Studies Association "A Study on Delinquency Trajectories of Adolescents in Korea: Focusing on Effects of Private Tutoring" (2014)
- Fellowship, Institute of Social Science, Kyonggi University, South Korea (2012-2013)
Organizations with Which You are Involved
- American Society of Criminology (ASC)
- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
Most Recent/Notable Published Work
Jang, H., Shin, S., Hong, M., & Choi, Y. S. (2019). Confidence in the police among immigrants in South Korea: An examination of the dual frames of reference theory. Policing: An International Journal. 42 (5): 767-784.
Songyon Shin., and Hyunseok Jang. (2013). Influence of Parents’ Self-control and Parenting behavior on the Juvenile Delinquency: Comparison of Self-control between Father and Mother. Journal of Korean Criminological Association. 7(2): 3-33.
Selye Lee., & Songyon Shin. “The Role of Law Enforcement Education and Training in College Student Attitudes Toward the Police. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of American Society of Criminology. San Francisco, CA., 2019.
Songyon Shin. “Family Function, Structural disadvantages, and Juveniles’ Substance Use in South Korea: Empirical Research on Drinking/Smoking Patterns by Using Semi-parametric Group-based Trajectory Modeling.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of American Society of Criminology., Atlanta., GA., 2018.
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