Ansik Chang

Master of Arts in Criminology


Ansik Chang is originally from Seoul, Korea. He graduated magna cum laude from Temple University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a minor in Political Science. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating, he worked at the International Institute for Restorative Practices, a research and educational institution. There, he assisted in a research project tracking juvenile delinquents in alternative schools to evaluate the effectiveness of their program. This work made him more cognizant of social empowerment as a culture as well as restorative justice. Currently, he is a counselor during the summer at the alternative school CSF:Community Service Foundation & Buxmont Academy. His research interests include the nature of crime, the culture of deviance/ crime, religion and crime, restorative justice, and crime policy.