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Prof. WONG Sing-wing, Dennis (黃成榮教授)

Dip(Swk) Shue Yan
MA York (UK)
PhD Bris. (UK)
Registered Social Worker

Associate Dean (CLASS)|Professor

Contact Information

Office: B7413 AC1
Phone: 34428831
Fax: 34420283
Email: dennis.wong@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Youth values
  • Bullying and school violence
  • Restorative justice
  • Parent-child relationship
Prof Dennis S.W. WONG, PhD (黃成榮教授) is currently Professor of Criminology & Social Work at Department of Applied Social Sciences, and Associate Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong. His areas of teaching and research are criminology, youth studies, parents-child relationships, conflict management, and restorative justice. Dennis is honorary consultant on youth drugs abuse, school bullying, and offenders’ rehabilitation for governmental organizations in Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore. He also serves as board member for a number of non-governmental organizations. Apart from publishing articles in local and international journals, he has published five books related to youth delinquency, school bullying, alternative to prosecution, mediation, and restorative justice.

黃成榮教授,現任香港城市大學應用社會科學系教授及人文社會科學院副院長。早年於香港修讀社會工作專業,後赴英國深造,獲約克大學社會政策碩士及布理斯托大學哲學博士(社會工作及犯罪學),專長犯罪學、青少年研究、親子教育、調解學及復和司法等。黃教授亦擔任多項義務顧問及公職,包括曾任香港禁毒常務員會委員及香港警察學院顧問、現任香港青少年犯罪學會會長、復和綜合服務中心董事等。黃教授是一名受歡迎的講者,經常到海外學術機構作主講嘉賓,地點包括英國、美國、加拿大、澳洲、荷蘭、北愛爾蘭、新加坡、馬來西亞、北京及南京等地,更獲香港城市大學頒發傑出教學獎。近年來,除了撰寫文章於英美國際學術期刊外,他近年的著書包括《青少年價值觀及違規行為探索》、《學童欺凌研究及對策》、《平息風暴:復和調解的理念及實務》、《犯罪學解密》等。


Award and Achievement

  • 1996 “Teaching Excellence Awards” City University of Hong Kong.


Research Grant

  • An Exploratory Study of Cyberbullying among Adolescents in Hong Kong and Macau, Strategic Research Grant, CityU of Hong Kong, 2013 - 2014, Dennis S W Wong (PI), Lennon Chang (Co-I) & Oliver Chan (Co-I).
  • A Comparative Study of Cyber-bullying among Adolescents in Hong Kong and Taiwan, Strategic Research Grant, CityU of Hong Kong, 2012 - 2013, Dennis S. W. Wong (PI), Joseph Wu (Co-I), and Lennon Y C. Chang (Co-I).
  • Conceptualizing and Measuring Problematic Mobile Phone Use among Hong Kong Adolescents, Strategic Research Grant, CityU of Hong Kong , 2012 - 2013, Joseph K F Wu (PI) & Dennis S W Wong (Co-I).
  • Prevalence of Cyber Bullying among Secondary Students in Hong Kong, College Research Grant, 2011 - 2012, Wong, D.S.W. (PI).
  • Assessing and understanding problematic cellular phone use among Hong Kong adolescents, New Staff Start-up Grant, 2010 - 2012, Joseph K F Wu (PI), with W C Ho & Wong, D.S.W..
  • A Study on the long-term Effects of a Restorative Whole-school Approach to reducing Bullying in Schools, General Research Fund (GRF), granted by Research Grant Council, 2009 - 2012, Wong, D.S.W. (PI), with H.K. Cheng, C.M. Li and S.K. Ma.
  • Review the Rehabilitation Centre Programme for Correctional Services Department, Correctional Services Department, 2009 - 2010, T.W. Lo (PI), Wong, D.S.W., Chui, W.H., Lena, Y.Y. Zhong.
  • Macroeconomic Factors, Police and Crime in Hong Kong,1983-2006, Strategic Research Grant, 2008 - 2010, Lena Y.Y. Zhong (PI), with T.W. Lo and Wong, D.S.W..
  • Review of the System of Education and Supervision of Young Offenders in Macau, Legal Affairs Bureau, Government of Macau SAR, 2006 - 2008, T.W. Lo and Wong, D.S.W. (Co-PIs).
  • Enhancing Critical Thinking in Adolescent Idol Worship: An Integrated Study in Hong Kong and Mainland China, Strategic Research Grant, 2005 - 2007, X.D. Yue (PI), with Wong, D.S.W..
  • The “Whole-school Approach” in Tackling School Bullying in Large-size Chinese Schools: Its Development and Effectiveness, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant(CERG), Research Grant Council, 2004 - 2006, Wong, D.S.W. (PI), Raymond Ngan, Chris Cheng and Stephen Ma.
  • Perceiving Stars Idols as Role Models: Experimental Studies and Potential for Training Programs, Direct Allocation Research Grant, 2002 - 2004, X.D. Yue (PI), with Wong, D.S.W., C.K. Cheung (Co-I).
  • Broadening the Vision of City University Students, Quality Enhancement Fund, 2001 - 2002, Dennis S W Wong (PI), with T.M. Ho, Margaret Poon, Lilian Vrijmoed & Joseph Chan.
  • Bullying at Secondary School: Prevalence, Characteristics and Responding Strategies, Direct Allocation Research Grant, 2001, Wong, D.S.W. (PI).
  • Dimensions of Happiness among Young People in Hong Kong, Small Scale Research Grant, 2001 - 2002, Wong, D.S.W. (PI) and Wai-man Chan.
  • Understanding Adolescent Idol Worship in Chinese Societies: Comparison of Hong Kong and Mainland Young People, Strategic Research Grant, 2001 - 2002, X.D. Yue (PI), with N. Hamid, Wong, D.S.W., and C.K. Cheung.
  • Action Learning Project - Expanding the Vision of CityU Students through Cross-disciplinary Studies and Visits, Quality Enhancement Fund, 2000 - 2001, Margaret Poon and T.M. Ho (Co-PIs), with Lilian Virjmoed, Joseph Chan and Wong, D.S.W..
  • Effects of Social and Demographic Factors on Idol Worship in Chinese Society, Small Scale Research Grant, 1999 - 2000, X.D. Yue (PI), with Wong, D.S.W. & C.K. Cheung.
  • FHS Student Advising Scheme, Teaching Development Grant, 1999 - 2001, Jonathan Webster (PI), with Wong, D.S.W., J. Lam, K. Rose.
  • Multimedia Enhanced Learning Package for Incoming Students, Teaching Development Grant, 1999 - 2001, Johanna Klassen (PI), with L. Vrijmoed, E. Yu, P. Chudley, Wong, D.S.W., & B. Ma.
  • The Evaluation of Children and Youth Services in Hong Kong, Strategic Research Grant, 1994 - 1996, T.W. Lo (PI), Wong, D.S.W., W.T. Chan and S. Ma, Strategic Research Grant.


Publication Show All Publications Show Prominent Publications


Journal

  • Wong, Dennis. S W. , Chan, Oliver. H C. & Cheng, Christopher. H K. (2014). Cyberbullying perpetration and victimization among adolescents in Hong Kong. Children and Youth Services Review. 36. 133 - 140.
  • Mok, Louis. W Y. & Wong, Dennis. S W. (2013). Restorative justice and mediation: Diverged or Converged?. Asian Journal of Criminology. 8/4. 335 - 347.
  • Wang, Forest. X H. & Wong, Dennis. S W. (2012). Police social service work in China: Community policing with Chinese characteristics. Asia Pacific Journal of Police & Criminal Justice. 9/1. 34 - 54.
  • Wong, D.S.W. , Cheng, C.H.K. , Ngan, R.M.H. & Ma, S.K. (2011). Program effectiveness of a restorative whole-school approach for tackling school bullying in Hong Kong. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 55(6). 846 - 862.
  • Wong, D.S.W. & Mok, L.W.Y. (2011). Restorative Justice and Practices in China. British Journal of Community Justice. 8 (3). 23 - 35.
  • Lo, T W. , Cheng, H K. , Wong, D. S W. & Rochelle, T L. (2011). Self-esteem, self-efficacy and deviant behaviour of young people in Hong Kong. Advances in Applied Sociology. 1/1. 48 - 55.
  • Wong, D.S.W. & Lo, T.W. (2011). The Recent Development of Restorative Social Work Practices in Hong Kong. International Social Work. 54 (5). 701 - 716.
  • Wong, D.S.W. , Cheng, C.H.K. , Leung, S.O. & Ma, S.K. (2010). Cognitive and Moral Development of Adolescents: Implications to Law Reform of Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility. The Journal of Youth Research. 159. 24 - 31. (In Chinese).
  • Yue, Xiao Dong. , Cheung, Chau-kiu. & Wong, Dennis Sing Wing. (2010). From Glamour-oriented Idolatry to Achievement-oriented Idolatry: A Framing Experiment among Adolescents in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 13. 1 - 8.
  • Wong, D.S.W. , Cheng, C.H.K. , Ngan, R.M.H. & Ma, S.K. (2010). Program effectiveness of a restorative whole-school approach for tackling school bullying in Hong Kong. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 1 - 17. doi:10.1177/0306624X10374638
  • Wong, D.S.W. , Cheng, C.H.K. & Ma, S.K. (2010). Program Effectiveness of Whole-school Approach for Tackling Bullying in Hong Kong Primary Schools. Educational Research Journal. 25 (1). 103 - 124. (In Chinese).
  • Lee, S.T. & Wong, D.S.W. (2010). School, parents, and peer factors in relation to Hong Kong students’ bullying. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. 15. 217 - 233.
  • Wong, D.S.W. & Lo, T.W. (2010). The Recent Development of Restorative Social Work Practices in Hong Kong. International Social Work. 1 - 16. doi:10.1177/0020872810382538
  • Li, C.M. , Wang, X.H. & Wong, D.S.W. (2009). Community policing and juvenile crime prevention: Operation breakthrough in Hong Kong. Journal of Chinese People’s Public Security University (Social Sciences Edition). 25(5). 13 - 18 (In Chinese).
  • Wong, D.S.W. (2009). Concepts, practices, and development of restorative justice in Hong Kong. Journal of Youth Studies. 12(23). 139 - 149.
  • Liu, J.H. , Ng, S.H. , Conaco-Gastardo, C. & Wong, D.S.W. (2008). Action Research: A Missing Component in the Emergence of Social and Cross-cultural Psychology as a Fully Inter-connected Global Enterprise. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. 2 (3). 1162 - 1181.
  • Wong, D.S.W. , Lo, D.P.P. , Lo, T.W. & Ma, S.K. (2008). School Bullying among Hong Kong Chinese Primary School Children. Youth and Society. 40 (1). 35 - 54.
  • Wong, D.S.W. (2007). Juvenile delinquency and prevention strategies in Hong Kong. Youth Studies. 139. 13 - 17.
  • Lo, T.W. , Wong, D.S.W. & Maxwell, G. (2006). Community Support and Diversionary Measures for Juvenile Offenders in Hong Kong: Old Legacy, New Age. Asian Criminology. 1. 9 - 20.
  • Lo, T.W. , Wong, D.S.W. & Maxwell, G. (2006). Diversion from Youth Courts in Five Asia Pacific Jurisdictions: Welfare or Restorative Solutions. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 50 (1). 5 - 20.
  • Yue, X.D. , Wong, D.S.W. & Cheung, C.K. (2006). Emulative Idol Perception: An Experimental Study among Secondary Students in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Journal of Youth Studies. 9(2). 129 - 141.
  • Wong, D.S.W. (2005). A Study of Children's Shoplifting Behaviour: Implications to Preventive Measures. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth,. 12 (1-2). 49 - 68.
  • Lo, T.W. , Wong, D.S.W. & Ma, S.K. (2005). Supportive Services for Immigrant Youths in Hong Kong. International Social Work. Vol. 48 No. 4. 441 - 453.

Book Chapter

  • Wong, D. S W. (2013). Restorative Justice for Juvenile Delinquents in Hong Kong and China. In K.S. van Wormer and L. Walker (eds.), Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications. (pp. 53 - 62). Thousands Oaks. SAGE.
  • Wu, J. K F. & Wong, D. S W. (2013). Psychosocial correlates of freindship in school. In S. Kaufmann and V. Meyer (eds.), Friendship: Culture variations, developmental issues and impact on health. (pp. 159 - 168). New York. Nova Publishers.
  • Wong, D. S W. & Mok, L. W Y. (2013). Evolution of restorative justice practices for juvenile offenders in the People's Republic of China. J. Liu, S. Jou and B. Hebention (eds.), Handbook of Asian Criminology. (pp. 393 - 406). New York. Springer.
  • Wong, D. S W. & Mok, L. W Y. (2012). Restorative justice and practices in Hong Kong and Macau. In R. Thilagaraj, J.H. Liu & S. Latha (Eds.), Crime and Criminal Justice in Asia. (pp. 111 - 128). New Delhi. Mittal Publications.
  • Wong, D.S.W. (2010). Adolescent Bullying: The Whole School Approach. Dussich, J. and Schellenberg, J. (Eds.). Restorative Justice in Unlikely Places. Criminal Justice Press. (pp. 181 - 194). Boulder, Colorado. Lynne Rienner Publishers.
  • Wong, D.S.W. (2008). Advocating the Use of Restorative Justice for Misbehaving Students and Juvenile Delinquents in Hong Kong. K. Van Wormer (ed.), Restorative Justice across the East and the West. (pp. 11 - 31). Taoyuan; Manchester. Casa Verde Publishing.
  • Ho, B.C.O. & Wong, D.S.W. (2006). Sexual Health and Unwanted Pregnancy among Adolescents: Implications for Sex Education in Hong Kong. H.S. Holgate, R. Evans & F.K.O. Yuen (eds.). Teenage Pregnancy and Parenthood: Global Perspectives, Issues and Interventions. (pp. 95 - 111). London;New York. Routledge.
  • Lo, T.W. , Maxwell, G.M. & Wong, D.S.W. (2005). Conclusions: Models of Alternatives to Prosecution in Youth Justice. Lo, T.W., Wong, S.W. and Maxwell, G. (eds.), Alternatives to Prosecution: Rehabilitative and Restorative Models of Youth Justice. (pp. 279 - 297). Singapore. Marshall Cavendish.
  • Maxwell, G.M. , Lo, T.W. & Wong, D.S.W. (2005). Introduction: The Changing Themes in Youth Justice. Lo, T.W., Wong, S.W. and Maxwell, G. (eds.), Alternatives to Prosecution: Rehabilitative and Restorative Models of Youth Justice. (pp. 1 - 19). Singapore. Marshall Cavendish.
  • Wong, D.S.W. (2005). Measures for protecting juveniles and delinquency control in China. Lo, T.W., Wong, S.W. and Maxwell, G. (eds.), Alternatives to Prosecution: Rehabilitative and Restorative Models of Youth Justice. (pp. 236 - 256). Singapore. Marshall Cavendish.


External Services


Public Service

  • 2013 - 2015, Chairman, Executive Committee, Hong Kong Council, Church of Christ in China.
  • 2012 - 2014, Member, Regional Leadership Team, Prison Fellowship International.
  • 2011 - Now, Chairman, Board of Directors, Excel Life and Development Services.
  • 2011 - 2014, Member, Presidium of General Assembly, Asian Criminological Society.
  • 2008 - Now, President, The Hong Kong Juvenile Delinquency Research Society.
  • 2006 - 2007, Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Police College.
  • 2005 - 2008, Member, AIDS Advisory Council - Community Forum.
  • 2003 - Now, Honorary Advisor, The Association of Principals of Secondary Schools, the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China.
  • 2003 - 2006, Member, Community Health Services Governing Committee, Haven of Hope Christian Service.
  • 2002 - 2008, Member, Action Committee against Narcotics.
  • 2001 - Now, Associate Fellow, Research Society of Juvenile Delinquency, Macau.
  • 2001 - 2006, Member, Management Committee of Red Ribbon Centre for AIDS Prevention.
  • 2000 - Now, Approved Manager, Central School Board, the Church of Christ in China.
  • 2000 - 2005, Chairman, Social Services Committee, the Church of Christ in China.
  • 2000 - Now, Member, Board of Directors, Centre for Restoration on Human Relationships.
  • 1999 - Now, Approved Manager, Hop Yat Church Primary School.
  • 1999 - Now, Member, Board of Directors, Wu Oi Christian Drug Rehabilitation Services.


International Research Appointments

  • Research Fellow, Research Institute of Restorative Justice, China University of Law and Political Sciences, Beijing, since 2008.
  • Adjunct Researcher, Institute of Crime Prevention and Control, Nanjing University, China, since 2003.


Last update date : 06 May 2014