Cheng is an Associate Professor of Crime, Law and Justice at the University of Saskatchewan, a Senior Fellow at Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Germany, and a Consultant for the RCMP Integrated Market Enforcement Team. He has taught or held visiting positions at the University of Oxford, St. Thomas University, Simon Fraser University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and East China Normal University, among others. He was an Invited Individual Expert at the 12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and a Faculty Speaker at the 27th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime in 2009. As a Chevening Scholar, he received his LLM from the University of Birmingham, and he earned a PhD from Simon Fraser University. His research and teaching cover a variety of areas including white-collar crime, business ethics, corporate governance, commercial law, food safety, social control, and transnational crime. His publications include Cheap Capitalism (2012, British Journal of Criminology), Commercial Crime and Commercial Regulation (2011, Zhejiang University Press), Insider Trading in Canada and China (2004, CLSANA), and Financial Crime in China (forthcoming, McMillan/Palgrave). His current work uses the term “cheap capitalism” to capture one of the pernicious dimensions of capitalism, and investigates its impact on corporate crime and the ironical effect of the triple helix of government-industry-university. As an Edmond J. Safra Network Fellow, he will investigate the extent of institutional corruption in the food industry in Canada and determine the effect of regulatory oversight on institutional corruption.