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Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
Hyeyoung Lim, Assistant Professor
Stipes Hall 409
Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, 2008
M.L. in Criminology, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea, 2000
B.S. in Computer Science (Minor: Educational Psychology)
Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea 1997)
Prior to joining WIU in 2010, she worked as a Research Specialist at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) from 2007 to 2010. Also, she worked as an adjunct faculty at the College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, and served as an adjunct researcher at the Department of Behavioral Sciences, Texas A&M International University. She was invited as a visiting scholar by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) for the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in 2008. She received the College of Criminal Justice Dean’s Award: George J. Beto Scholarship twice during her doctoral program. In Korea, she served as a Special Crime Prevention Committee, appointed by Korean Minister of Justice, at Seoul Probation Office, and counseled juvenile probationers more than two years. She also worked at the University Counseling Center, Dongguk University, and at the Bodihisattva Mercy Line as a certified counselor.
At Western, Dr. Lim mainly teaches statistics and justice administration courses, and her teaching interests include research methods, program evaluation, criminological theories, criminology, juvenile counseling, police management, and ethics and professionalism.
Her research interest is in crime and imprisonment analysis, situational awareness, critical decision-making, program evaluation, police us of force, police integrity, law enforcement management and education, and juvenile recidivism. Her works have been published in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Police and Criminal Justice, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Law Enforcement Executive Forum, Police Practice & Research: International Journal, and more. She also published several monographs and research reports, and served as a manuscript reviewer for the Criminology and the Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice. Currently, she is an associate editor of the Law Enforcement Executive Forum.
Currently, she has been working with law enforcement agencies on various subjects utilizing the Hierarchical Linear Model (HLM) and the Geographic Information System (GIS).