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Uniting Green Criminology and Earth Jurisprudence

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ISBN 9780367613068
November 15, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
120 Pages

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Book Description

Green criminology and Earth jurisprudence unites these two disciplines, highlighting both their mutual interests and shared philosophy in an effort to find solutions to the extraordinary environmental problems that the world now faces. As planet earth continues to absorb unprecedented levels of anthropocentrically induced environmental and climatic change, two academic schools of thought have emerged, both making sustained efforts to explain how and why this state of affairs has evolved: Green Criminology and Earth Jurisprudence. This book proposes that much can be achieved by authors uniting and collaborating on their academic work, and examines in detail how earth jurisprudence can overcome some of the central theoretical shortcomings of green criminology, such as that it does little to offer solutions to the environmental harms and problems that it identifies. By doing this it is argued that green criminology stands to benefit from a discipline that places mother nature at the heart of law-making 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. Building upon work to explore the differences and similarities in the theoretical underpinnings of both disciplines and concluding by calling for greater cross-collaboration, Green Criminology and Earth Jurisprudence will be of great interest to scholars and students across Law, Environmental Studies, and Criminology.

Table of Contents

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



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Dr. Jack Lampkin is a Lecturer in Policing at Teesside University. He obtain his PhD in 2018 from the University of Lincoln’s Law School and has several academic publications in the field of green criminology.


'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