2nd Edition

Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology

Edited By Nigel South, Avi Brisman, Avi Brisman, Nigel South Copyright 2020
    728 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    726 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology was the first comprehensive and international anthology dedicated to green criminology. It presented green criminology to an international audience, described the state of the field, offered a description of a range of environmental issues of regional and global importance, and argued for continued criminological attention to environmental crimes and harms, setting an agenda for further study.

    In the six years since its publication, the field has continued to grow and thrive. This revised and expanded second edition of the Handbook reflects new methodological orientations, new locations of study such as Asia, Canada and South America, and new responses to environmental harms. While a number of the original chapters have been revised, the second edition offers a range of fresh chapters covering new and emerging areas of study, such as:

    • conservation criminology,
    • eco-feminism,
    • environmental victimology,
    • fracking,
    • migration and eco-rights, and
    • e-waste.

    This handbook continues to define and capture the field of green criminology and is essential reading for students and researchers engaged in green crime and environmental harm.

    List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Preface to the second edition of the Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology; Acknowledgments; Introduction: new horizons, ongoing and emerging issues and relationships in green criminology Avi Brisman and Nigel South; PART I History, theory and methods;1 The growth of a field: a short history of a ‘green’ criminology Avi Brisman and Nigel South; 2 The ordinary acts that contribute to ecocide: a criminological analysis Robert Agnew; 3 Wildlife crime: a situational crime prevention perspective Christina Burton, Devin Cowan and William Moreto; 4 Expanding treadmill of production analysis within green criminology by integrating metabolic rift and ecological unequal exchange theories Michael J. Lynch, Paul B. Stretesky, Michael A. Long and Kimberly L. Barrett; 5 The visual dimensions of green criminology Lorenzo Natali and Bill McClanahan; 6 Innovative approaches to researching environmental crime Diane Heckenberg and Rob White; 7 Environmental refugees as environmental victims Matthew Hall; 8 How criminologists can help victims of green crimes through scholarship and activism Joshua Ozymy, Melissa L. Jarrell and Elizabeth A. Bradshaw; PART II International and transnational issues for a green criminology; 9 Climate crimes: the case of ExxonMobil Ronald C. Kramer and Elizabeth A. Bradshaw; 10 Global environmental divides and dislocations: climate apartheid, atmospheric injustice and the blighting of the planet Avi Brisman, Nigel South and Reece Walters; 11 Food crime and green criminology Wesley Tourangeau and Amy J. Fitzgerald; 12 Monopolising seeds, monopolising society: a guide to contemporary criminological research on biopiracy David Rodríguez Goyes; 13 The War on Drugs and its invisible collateral damage: environmental harm and climate change Tammy Ayres; 14 ‘Greening’ injustice: penal reform, carceral expansion and greenwashing Jordan E. Mazurek, Justin Piché and Judah Schept; PART III Region-specific problems: some case studies; 15 The Amazon Rainforest: a green criminological perspective Tim Boekhout van SolingeI;16 Green issues in South-Eastern Europe Katja Eman and Gorazd Meško; 17 The Flint water crisis: a case study of state-sponsored environmental (in)justice Jacquelynn Doyon-Martin; 18 Indigenous environmental victimisation in the Canadian oil sands James Heydon;19 Fracking the Rockies: the production of harm Kellie Alexander, Tara O’Connor Shelley and Tara Opsal; 20 Corporate capitalism, environmental damage and the rule of law: the Magurchara gas explosion in Bangladesh Nikhil Deb; 21 Authoritarian environmentalism and environmental regulation enforcement: a case study of medical waste crime in northwestern China KuoRay Mao, Yiliang Zhu, Zhong Zhao and Yan Shan; PART IV Relationships in green criminology: environment and economy; 22 E-waste in the twilight zone between crime and survival Wim van Herk and Lieselot Bisschop; 23 The environment and the crimes of the economy Vincenzo Ruggiero; 24 Green criminology and the working class: political ecology and the expanded implications of political economic analysis in green criminology Michael J. Lynch; 25 Insurance and climate change Liam Phelan, Cameron Holley, Clifford Shearing and Louise du Toit; 26 Energy harms: ‘extreme energy’, fracking and water Damien Short; 27 The uncertainty of community financial incentives for ‘fracking’: pursuing ramifications for environmental justice Jack Adam Lampkin; PART V Relationships in green criminology: humans and non-human species; 28 A violent interspecies relationship: the case of animal sexual assault Jennifer Maher and Harriet Pierpoint; 29 The victimisation of women, children and non-human species through trafficking and trade: crimes understood through an ecofeminist perspective Ragnhild Sollund; 30 Wildlife trafficking and criminogenic symmetries in a globalised world Daan van Uhm; 31 Myths of causality, control and coherence in the ‘war on wildlife crime’ Siv Rebekka Runhovde; 32 Environmental justice, animal rights and total liberation: from conflict and distance to points of common focus David N. Pellow; PART VI Relationships in green criminology: environment and culture; 33 Environmental justice and the rights of Indigenous peoples Angus Nurse; 34 Green crime on the reservation: a spatio-temporal analysis of U.S. Native American reservations 2011–2015 Tameka Samuels-Jones, Ryan Thomson and Johanna Espin; 35 The disappearing land: coastal land loss and environmental crime Lieselot Bisschop, Staci Strobl and Julie Viollaz; 36 Toward a green cultural criminology of the South Avi Brisman and Nigel South; 37 Consumed by the crisis: green criminology and cultural criminology Jeff Ferrell; 38 Littering in the Northeast of England: a sign of social disorganisation? Kelly Johnson, Tanya Wyatt, Sarah Coulthard and Cassandra O’Neill; 39 A short conclusion concerning a questionable future Avi Brisman and Nigel South; Index


    Avi Brisman (MFA, JD, PhD) is an Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY, USA), an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), and a Conjoint Associate Professor at Newcastle Law School at the University of Newcastle (Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia). He is also Editor-in-Chief of Critical Criminology: An International Journal.

    Nigel South is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Criminology, University of Essex; Honorary Visiting Professor, School of Law and Social Sciences, University of Suffolk; and a visiting Adjunct Professor at the Crime and Justice Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology. He is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences.

    "Diverse criminologists critically update readers on 'glocal' green harms including climate change, crimes against animals and e-waste. In analyzing new(er) green problems such as medical waste, fracking and food crime, the authors demonstrate how rapidly green criminological boundaries are advancing to attend to the intricate and dynamic complexities of human–environment relationships."

    Meredith Gore, Michigan State University, USA

    "This is an excellent follow-up to the first edition of the Handbook and one that again brings together leading scholars in the field of green criminology. This expanded second edition of the Handbook illustrates the rapid growth and importance of the subdiscipline. It provides a broad tour de horizon that does justice to the richness of green criminological thinking and research. The book will help to inspire students and scholars around the world to delve deeper into specific subjects and thereby contribute to understanding and reducing the problems of environmental crimes and harm."

    Toine Spapens, Tilburg University, Netherlands

    "This book provides valuable insights and theoretical discussions into the world of environmental crime. Recommended for scholars, students, researchers and anyone interested in understanding crimes against nature and wildlife, this handbook will certainly inspire future work in green criminology."

    Rebecca Wong, City University of Hong Kong

    "The second edition of the Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology is a state-of-the-art venture that at once manages to reflect this explosion of concern with green harms worldwide and to suggest new ways of thinking about them… this encyclopaedic volume explores a great variety of threats to planet Earth and its numerous ecosystems in water, on land, and in the air. This is an absolute must read for all scholars and students in this booming green field."

    Piers Beirne, University of Southern Maine, Choice