UC Press is honored to have several authors as award winners at the 2018 American Society of Criminology conference in Atlanta (November 14-17). Please join us in congratulating these authors for works that inspire people to think critically, produce and consume research responsibly, and advocate for social justice. #ASCATL18 #ScholarActivist

Jeff Ferrell, author of Drift: Illicit Mobility and Uncertain Knowledge 

Lifetime Achievement Award, Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice Teaching

“Managing to drift without stalling or meandering, his study is a rewarding, sensitive and provocative piece of work…a stylish study of the idea and realities of vagrancy.”The Quietus

“Another tour de force by one of criminology’s most engaging and enlightening scholars.”—Keith Hayward, Professor of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Read Jeff’s thoughts on what it means to be a scholar-activist and how criminologists can help account for drift’s intertwined social, spatial, and legal dynamics.


Nikki Jones, author of The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption

Coramae Richey Mann Award, ASC Division on People of Color and Crime

“A must-read for anyone who really wants to understand the causes and effects of the senseless violence occurring in our cities today.”—Elijah Anderson, Yale University, author of Code of the Street and The Cosmopolitan Canopy

“Jones has produced an astounding book that captures the breadth and depth of human resilience. … It’s ethnographic storytelling at its best.”—Waverly Duck, Director of Urban Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Read about Nikki’s thoughts on why we need community building.