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Green, David A.

Associate Professor and Deputy Department Chair


3241 North Hall

2006  PhD Criminology
2001  MPhil Criminology
1997  BS Urban Studies
University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
Worcester State College

David A. Green was a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, University of Oxford, before coming to John Jay College in 2008.
His main research interests involve the interrelationship between crime, media, public opinion, punishment, and politics, often in a comparative perspective. His first book, When Children Kill Children: Penal Populism and Political Culture, was published by Oxford University Press in 2008 in its Clarendon Studies in Criminology series. It received the 2009 British Society of Criminology Book Prize and was reissued in paperback in 2012. Dr. Green won the 2007 European Society of Criminology's Young Criminologist Award for his first published article and was selected as a Straus Fellow at New York University Law School’s Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice for the 2010-11 academic year. He is currently working on projects related to mass-mediated terrorism; public and state punitiveness; America's changing penal climate; and the bipartisan evolution and significance of the Second Chance Act of 2007. His work appears in The British Journal of CriminologyCrime and Justice–A Review of ResearchEuropean Journal of Criminology, Punishment & Society, Youth Justice, Sociology Compass, The Good Society, and Crime, Media, Culture.


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