Hyeyoung Lim

Hyeyoung Lim

Associate Professor
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Research Interests: Police decision-making, Policy & Performance Evaluation, Crime Analysis, Police Integrity, Quantitative and Mixed Research Methods, and Police-Community Relations

  • B.S., Sookmyung Women’s University, Computer Science/Educational Psychology
  • M.L., Dongguk University, Police Administration/Criminology
  • M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Management Information Security
  • Ph.D., Sam Houston State University, Criminal Justice

Dr. Hyeyoung Lim is a criminal justice generalist by training. She served as a member of the Special Crime Prevention Committee at the Probation Office, Seoul (South Korea), and trained as a professional counselor. As the Research Director, she conducted various studies in the area of policing, including curriculum and training evaluations and police use of force with local agencies, during her incumbency at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT). Her primary research interests include police decision making, policy and program evaluation, and organizational behavior. A recently developed line of research focuses on police and community relations.

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  • Recent Courses
    • Intro Statistics
    • Police in America
    • Criminology
    • Research Methods
    • CJ Honors Seminar
    • CJ Honors Research & Colloquium
    • Seminar in CJ Administration
    • Seminar in CJ Data Analysis
  • Select Publications


    • Lim, Hyeyoung (Ed., 2022). Interpersonal Violence Against Children and Youth. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. ISBN 978-1-7936-1433-9 (Hardback); 978-1-7936-1434-6 (ebook).
    • Choi, Kyung-shick and Hyeyoung Lim (2021). The Foundations of Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-5165-2854-7 (Paperback); 978-1-7935-0096-0 (ebook).

    Book Chapters

    • Lim, Hyeyoung (2022). “Introduction: A Study of Global Efforts and Practices on Violence Against Children.” In Hyeyoung Lim (Ed.), Interpersonal Violence Against Children & Youth, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
    • Lim, Hyeyoung and Hannarae Lee (2022). “Cyberbullying: Its Social and Psychological Harms Among Schoolers.” In Hyeyoung Lim (Ed.), Interpersonal Violence Against Children & Youth, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
    • Lawton, Brian and Hyeyoung Lim (2022). “Controlling Minors: Extra Legal Factors and the Decision to Use Force.” In Hyeyoung Lim (Ed.), Interpersonal Violence Against Children & Youth, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
    • Lim, Hyeyoung (2019). “Similar, Different or Somewhere in Between? The Police and Citizen Views on Police Misconducts.” In Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovic and Maria Haberfeld (Eds.), Exploring Police Integrity (pp. 247-266). Springer.

    Peer-reviewed Journals

    • Lim, Hyeyoung and Jae-Seung Lee. The Impacts of Direct and Indirect-negative Contact Experiences on the Attitudes Toward the Police: Focus on Racial Differences. Policing: An International Journal, 44(No. 5, 2021), 926-940.
    • Lim, Hyeyoung. Police Bias, Use of Deadly Force, Public Outcry: Vicious Cycle? Criminology and Public Policy, 16(No. 1, 2017), 305-308.
    • Lim, Hyeyoung and John J. Sloan. “Police Office Integrity: A Partial Replication and Extension.” Policing: An International Journal, 39 (No. 2, 2016): 284-301.
  • Academic Distinctions & Professional Memberships
    • President, Koran Society of Criminology in America (2021-2023)
    • Chair, Security & Crime Prevention Section at ACJS (2021-2023)
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Security Research (JASR)
    • Associate Editor, International Journal of Cybersecurity Intelligence and Cybercrime (IJCIC)
    • Lifetime member, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
    • Lifetime member, Korean Society of Criminology in America (KOSCA)
    • Member, American Society of Criminology (ASC)
    • Member, Division of Policing at ASC
    • Member, Division of Cybercrime at ASC
    • 2017-2018 UAB Faculty Fellows in Undergraduate Research