His research interests include police legitimacy, crime and place, public participation in policing, and citizen satisfaction. As a consultant for several police bureaus in China, he is dedicated to strengthening and evaluating the partnerships between researchers and practitioners. He has been a visiting fellow at Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 2008, a visiting scholar at Minnesota University in 2004 and 2007, and a visiting scholar at George Mason University in 2012. He was sent by the Ministry of Public Security of China to attend the Interpol Crime Analysis Training Course in 2005 and the Instructor Development Course at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Thailand in 2006. He received the Best Teacher Award in Zhejiang Province in 2012.
He received his B.A. in law from Ningbo University (China) and his M.A. in law from Zhejiang University (China). Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in law at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.