Bohsiu has been involved in several funded research projects. One was a three-year evaluation project that examines the extent and nature of minority overrepresentation in the juvenile justice system in Ohio. He was a research fellow on the research team and analyzed how various stages of decision making contributed to the overrepresentation problem. Another one was a five-year project (The High-risk Youth Education and Public Safety Program) that evaluated a delinquency prevention program funded by the California Department of Education (CDE). He designed the quantitative portion of the study, supervised data collection and transmission, analyzed data that came from several sites, and drafted the quantitative portion of the yearly report submitted to the CDE.
Bohsiu is currently working on a project that analyzes a 10-year worth of homicide data in California. The homicide data contain information from victims and offenders as well as background and contextual information that allow comparison across time and space. He is currently finishing up the first stage of analysis that compares social contextual differences between Asian and non-Asian homicide victims.
Bohsiu Wu, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology