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Alison Young

Francine V Mcniff Chair In Criminology
street art
regulation
cultural criminology
graffiti
art
culture
film and television
justice
young people
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Prof

Alison Young

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
Cultural Criminology
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Prof

Alison Young

 

Alison Young is the Francine V. McNiff Professor of Criminology in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

She has researched graffiti and street art for many years, and her ongoing research engages with the ways in which we live in and govern city spaces. She is currently researching the relationship between the built environment and urban governance in Australia and Japan, in respect of issues such as graffiti and urban creativity, homelessness, and the night-time economy and street crime.

She is the founder of the Urban Environments Research Network, an interdisciplinary and international group of academics, artists, architects and activists interested in cities, social change and urban governance. At the University of Melbourne, she is a Research Convenor in the Future Cities Research Cluster, Melbourne Sustainable Societies Institute.

She is also a Professor in the Law School at City, University of London, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law, Southern Cross University. She has been a visiting professor at Westminster University, Birkbeck College, University of London, the State University of New York at Buffalo, Hong Kong University, and New York University and was a visiting research fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University and a visiting professor at the Manheim centre for Criminology at the London School of Economics in 2018. In 1998 she was awarded the Karl Loewenstein Fellowship in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College.

She has delivered policy advice to the Victorian Law Reform Commission, the Law Reform Commission of New South Wales, KESAB, the Cities of Melbourne, Knox, Onkaparinga, and Yarra. She recently conducted research on visible homelessness and the governance of public space in conjunction with Justice Connect and the City of Yarra.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 71 most recent scholarly works by Alison Young.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2016

Penny Pether Prize for best book in Law, Literature and the Humanities

1985

Economic and Social Research Council, U.K.

1998

Karl Loewenstein Fellow in Political Science and Jurisprudence, Amherst College


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Francine V Mcniff Chair In Criminology

Social And Political Sciences

Vice-President

Law and Literature Association of Australia

President

Law and Literature Association of Australia

Vice-President

Law and Literature Association of Australia

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Cambridge

Master of Philosophy

University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Laws

The University of Edinburgh