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Prof Anqi Shen


Department: Northumbria Law School

Anqi Shen is Professor of Law at Northumbria Law School. She is Adjunct Professor with the School of Law at Nanjing University and Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, and Fellow of Jiangsu Research Centre of the Development of the Regional Rule of Law in China. She has held visiting posts at the Australian National University, Zhejiang Police College and Nanjing Normal University. Shen is currently on the Editorial Board of Women and Criminal Justice (Taylor & Francis) and of Trends in Organised Crime (Springer).


Shen’s research interests include sentencing, policing, organised crime (including human trafficking, counterfeiting, gangs, sex management and fraud), youth justice, gender and crime, the legal profession, migration and crime, and gender and law enforcement. She is author of Offending Women in Contemporary China: Gender and pathways into crime (Palgrave, 2015), of Women Judges in Contemporary China: Gender, judging and living (Palgrave, 2017) and of Internal Migration, Crime and Punishment in Contemporary China: An inquiry into rural migrant offenders (Springer, 2018), and co-author of Fake Goods, Real Money: The counterfeiting business and its financial management (Policy Press, 2018). Her work also appears in journals in Europe, Northern America, the Asian-Pacific Region and China.


Before joining Northumbria University, Shen was Reader in Law at Teesside University where she was a member of the REF Steering Group and UoA Lead for Law. Prior to coming to Britain, she was a police officer and subsequently a practising lawyer in China.


ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3665-5450 

Anqi Shen

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Key Publications

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  • Counterfeit goods fraud, Antonopoulos, G., Hall, A., Large, J., Shen, A. 1 Sep 2020, In: European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research
  • Women Judges who Judge Women Offenders: A Chinese case study on gender and judging, Shen, A. 28 Feb 2020, In: International Journal of the Legal Profession
  • Women who Participate in Illegal Pyramid Selling, Shen, A. 1 Jun 2020, In: Asian Journal of Criminology
  • Asian Female Offenders, Shen, A. Oct 2019, The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime, Wiley-Blackwell
  • One Child Policy in China, Shen, A. Oct 2019, The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Women policing in China, Shen, A. Nov 2019, Women Policing in the Globe, Lanham, Maryland, Rowman & Littlefield
  • ‘Being Affluent, One Drinks Wine’: Wine Counterfeiting in Mainland China, Shen, A. 1 Dec 2018, In: International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
  • Fake Goods, Real Money, Antonopoulos, G., Hall, A., Large, J., Shen, A., Crang, M., Andrews, M. 11 Apr 2018
  • Internal Migration, Crime, and Punishment in Contemporary China, Shen, A. 15 Nov 2018
  • An introduction to the special issue on ‘counterfeiting’, Antonopoulos, G., Hall, A., Large, J., Shen, A. Dec 2017, In: Trends in Organized Crime

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