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Dr. Lawrence Ka-ki HO researchespublic policy, criminal justice, policing, and public order management. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the Education University of Hong Kong and an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Criminology at the University of Hong Kong. Lawrence received his M. Phil. degree in politics & Ph. D. degree in Sociology (Criminology) in the University of Hong Kong. He has worked in political parties and tertiary institutions as policy researcher after graduation. He taught politics and sociology subjects in University of Macau from 2006-2008 and in the Department of Political Science at Lingnan University from 2009-2012. He joined the HKIED in August 2012.

Research interests

Lawrence's research interest concentrates on history and sociology of policing, comparative policing practices, public order management, criminal justice systems and public policies. Lawrence is currently engaging in several research projects on Hong Kong policing and comparative policing practices, including professionalizaton, legitimacy and accountablity of Hong Kong policing; Drama, Movie & Imagination of Hong Kong policing; Transforming role of policewomen in Hong Kong; Community Policing & Reforms of Macau Police; Recruitment, Training of Police in Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan; Job Satisfaction of Policing Personnel; Private policing in Hong Kong; Youth, Deviance & Policing; and comparative policing strategies on protest management. His latest research extends to the sociology of sports. Projects include ‘The Youth Uniformed Groups of Hong Kong’; ‘Communal Identities for the Sustainable Development of Sports in Hong Kong’ & ‘The Role of Hong Kong in China’s Soccer Dream’.

Teaching Interests

Courses taught/ teaching in EdUHK

SSC 2044/ SSC 3276 Hong Kong Studies

SSC 3054 Perspectives on Citizenship

SSC 4218 Hong Kong Policing

GEG 1045 Soccer Politics and Administration

SSC 3232 Politics, Public Administration and Policies in Hong Kong

COC 1016 Understanding Social Policies

SSC 1252 Approaching Social Sciences

INS 4910 Honor Project

INS 2028 Undergraduate Student Internship

SSC 6228 Research Project

External Appointments

Research Affiliations & ExternalAppointments

Sep 2005- Member, Asian Association of Police Studies (AAPS)

Sep 2007- Fellow, Centre for Criminology, The University of Hong Kong

Mar 2012- 2016Honorary Service Learning Fellow, The Office of Service Learning, Lingnan University

Jan 2013- Dec 2018Council Member, Hong Kong Sociological Association

Jan 2015- 2016Academic Advisor, Lingnan University Community College

Sep 2015- 2018Honorary Consultant, Hong Kong Police Old Comrades' Association

Sep 2015- External Examiner, Hong Kong College of Technology

May 2017Visiting Scholar, Center of Macau Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau

Jan 2016- Research Fellow, The Academy of Hong Kong Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong

Sep 2017- External Examiner & Academic Assessor, Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement), Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKUSPACE)

Aug 2017- 2018Academic Advisor, Hong Kong Police Inspectors' Association

Oct 2017- Academic Advisor, Hong Kong Fire Services Department Ambulancemen's Union

July 2019 - Member of Academic Peer Group, Master of Social Sciences Program, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, The Open University of Hong Kong

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