Lu, Yunmei (Iris)
Yunmei Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida. She received her Ph.D in Sociology from Pennsylvania State University in 2018. Her main research interests include age and crime relation, social change and crime, cross-cultural study, age-period-cohort analysis, and gender disparities in sentencing. Currently, Dr. Lu is working on a series of projects that apply various demographic techniques (e.g. age-period-cohort modeling) to examine the impact of cultural context and social change on the age-specific crime patterns in different countries around the world.