Uniting Green Criminology and Earth Jurisprudence
As planet Earth continues to absorb unprecedented levels of anthropogenically induced environmental and climatic change, two similar academic schools of thought have emerged in recent years, both making sustained efforts to explain how and why this state of affairs has evolved.
These two disciplines are known as green criminology and earth jurisprudence. Whilst these areas of study can be seen as sub-disciplines of their parent subjects, law and criminology, this book proposes that much can be achieved by authors uniting and collaborating on their academic work. By doing this, it is argued that green criminology stands to benefit from a discipline that places mother nature at the heart of lawmaking and therefore providing a solution to the environmental harms identified by green criminologists.
Furthermore, earth jurisprudence will profit from utilising the breadth of academic work produced within the green criminology academic arena. Therefore, this book seeks to unite green criminology and earth jurisprudence in an effort to find solutions to the extraordinary environmental problems that the world now faces.
1. Introduction to Issues of Global Environmental Harm 2. Historical and Theoretical Foundations of a ‘Green’ Criminology 3. Historical and Theoretical Foundations of an Earth Jurisprudence 4. Uniting Green Criminology and Earth Jurisprudence 5. Earth Jurisprudence in Practice: Success Stories 6. Concluding Thoughts
'Combining the insights of green criminology and earth jurisprudence, this energising and thought-provoking book offers an invitation to think hard and act fast – a vital task for the times. It provides an intellectual gateway to understanding and responding to the environmental crises threatening our planet, thereby offering conceptual direction to struggles past, present and future.'
Professor Rob White, University of Tasmania, Australia