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Professor David Green Selected as a Fellow at NYU Straus Institute

New York, NY, May 20, 2010 – David Green, Assistant Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been awarded a prestigious one-year research fellowship at New York University’s Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice for 2010-11. Professor Green’s research project, titled “Selling Redemption”, will use the Second Chance Act of 2007 as a means to explore the nature of recent shifts in the American penal climate and the shifting place of redemption and forgiveness in contemporary American society.

According to the Institute, “Each year, Fellows of the highest quality are selected from different disciplines and cultures, to conduct personal research and writing.” Professor Green is one of nine Fellows whose scholarship will address the 2010-11 research theme, Questions of Punishment. For more information about the Fellows, visit

Professor Green won the European Society of Criminology’s Young Criminologist Award in 2007 and the 2009 British Society of Criminology Book Prize for his first book, When Children Kill Children: Penal Populism and Political Culture(2008, Oxford University Press). His research interests center on the intersection of crime, media, public opinion, and policy in a comparative perspective. His work has appeared in the British Journal of Criminology, Crime and Justice.

Before joining the John Jay faculty in 2008, Professor Green earned an MPhil degree in Criminology at the University of Cambridge in England and then won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a PhD, which he completed in 2006. He continued to postdoctoral work as a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church College, Oxford.

About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit