Jock Young appointed to the Graduate Center

Jock Young

Distinguished Professor, Ph.D. Program in Criminal Justice

Jock Young, who earned his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, is best known as the coauthor of The New Criminology, the 1973 book that founded a new school of thought about the subject. Another book, The Drugtakers, is a classic study of drug policy and drug behavior. His most recent book, The Exclusive Society, offers a withering critique of social exclusion in contemporary society. He won the American Society of Criminology's Sellin-Glueck Award in 1998 for Distinguished International Scholarship, the most prestigious award given in the United States to a non-American criminological scholar. In 2003 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Critical Criminology Division of the American Society of Criminology. Previously a professor of sociology and head of the Centre for Criminology at Middlesex University in England, he is a fellow of the United Kingdom's Royal Society of Arts. He is at present completing the manuscript of a book: Crossing the Borderline: Transgression and Order in Late Modernity.

Photo: Don Pollard

Submitted on: AUG 1, 2004

Category: New Appointments to the GC