Sou Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminology

Sou Lee is a criminologist whose research focuses on street gangs (with a particular emphasis on Asian street gangs), prison gangs in the Philippines, and the identity mechanisms that facilitate criminal and violent behaviors among these groups.

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. Criminology and Criminal Justice, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

M.A. Criminology and Criminal Justice, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

B.A. Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire 

Courses Taught

CRIM 101: Crime, Social Control, and Justice

CRIM 395: Street Gangs in America


Sou Lee is a criminologist whose research focuses on street gangs (with a particular emphasis on Asian street gangs), prison gangs in the Philippines, and the identity mechanisms that facilitate criminal and violent behaviors among these groups.