Ms. Shuqin MEI 梅书琴女士

Research Student

Working toward a PhD in Laws, expected 2025

Ms. Shuqin Mei is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK LAW). She received her LLM degree from Tongji University, and she was a visiting researcher at the University of Tübingen in 2021. Her research areas include Criminology, Criminal law, and Socio-Legal Studies.

THESIS TOPIC

Politics, Culture, and Law: Exploring the Challenges of Identifying and Prosecuting Human Trafficking in China, co-supervised by Professors Michelle MIAO and Jingyi WANG.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AIMS

I am interested in Criminology, Criminal law, and Socio-Legal Studies. With my thesis, I hope to explore the anti-human trafficking challenges encountered by law enforcement in China and the multidimensional political, social, and cultural dynamics surrounding anti-human trafficking challenges. It is hoped that my doctoral dissertation will significantly contribute to anti-human trafficking research.

WORKING PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS
  • Mei, S. Q. & Chen, H. P. (2023), “The Influential Mechanism of Divorce Rate On Criminal Offence Rate: An Empirical Analysis Based on Provincial Panel Data in China from 2000 to 2020”, Journal of Criminal Investigation Police University of China (中国刑警学院学报) (04),77-84.
  • Mei, S. Q., “Trafficking North Korean women into China for forced marriage: Evidence from court judgments”, Crime Law and Social Change (2023), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10611-023-10121-x.
  • Hu, J. R. & Mei, S. Q. (2021), “On Criminal Regulation of Suicide Caused by Mental Control: Taking a Abetting Suicide Case of PUA for Example”, Journal of Sichuan Police College (四川警察学院学报)33(05), 9-17.
PAPER DELIVERED
  • Illicit Organ Trade: An Empirical Study of Kidney Trading Networks in China, at the British Society of Criminology Conference 2023 (The United Kingdom, 27-30 June, 2023, online).
  • Trafficking North Korean Women into China for Forced Marriage: Evidence from Court Judgments, at the 20th Annual International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference (September 20-22, 2023, online).
EDUCATION AND AWARDS

Education

  • Juris Master, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 2022.
  • Bachelor of Economics, Xihua University, China, 2019.

Awards

  • Shanghai outstanding graduates 2022.
  • National Scholarship 2021.
  • National Scholarship 2020.