In little more than a decade, Green Criminology has become an established new perspective in the field. It embraces an exciting and wide range of topics, from controversies about genetic modification through corporate offending against the environment and human communities, to animal abuse. Green Criminology provides a focal point for longstanding and new areas of research as well as making important interdisciplinary connections.
Table of Contents
Contents: Series preface: Introduction; Animal Abuse and Green Criminology: Rights and justice on a shared planet: more rights or new relations?, Ted Benton; For a non-speciesist criminology: animal abuse as an object of study, Piers Beirne; Beauty and the beast: animal abuse from a non-speciesist criminological perspective, Geetrui Cazaux; The causes of animal abuse: a social-psychological analysis, Robert Agnew; Rethinking bestiality: towards a concept of interspecies sexual assault, Piers Beirne; Horse maiming in the English countryside: moral panic, human deviance and the social construction of victimhood, Roger Yates, Chris Powell and Piers Beirne. Crime and the Environment: Diversity and Directions in Green Criminology: The greening of criminology: a perspective on the 1990s, Michael Lynch; Corporate environmental crimes and social inequality, David R. Simon; The ecological impact of illicit drug cultivation and crop eradication programmes in Latin America, Rose del Olmo; Crime, ecophilosophy and environmental harm, Mark Halsey and Rob White; A case study of abalone poaching in South Africa and its impact on fisheries management, Maria Hauck and N. Sweijd); Moby Dick and the crimes of the economy, Vincenzo Ruggiero; Criminology and genetically modified food, Reece Walters. Rights, Victims and Regulation: Environmental rights: European fact of English fiction?, Christopher Miller; Toxic crimes: examining corporate victimization of the general public employing medical and epidemiological evidence, Michael Lynch and Paul Stretesky; An environmental victimology, Christopher Williams; Combating international environmental crime, Duncan Brack;Corporations, organized crime and the disposal of hazardous waste: an examination of the making of a criminogenic structure, Andrew Szasz; The failure of environmental regulation in New York, Timothy Carter; Excuses, excuses: the ritual trivialisation of environmental prosecutions, Paula de Prez; Can criminal law protect the environment?, Helena Du Rees. Greening Criminology: A green field for criminology: a proposal for a perspective, Nigel South; Ecofeminism meets criminology, Pauline Lane; Masculinities and crimes against the environment, Nic Groombridge; Environmental harm and the political economy of consumption, Rob White; The meaning of green: contrasting criminological perspectives, Michael Lynch and Paul Stretesky; Environmental issues and the criminological imagination, Rob White; Against 'green' criminology, Mark Halsey; Index.
Nigel South is Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Essex, UK. He has teaching and research interests in criminology, drug use, and health and environmental issues and is currently a Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic Development) at the University of Essex and a member of the Royal Society of Arts' Commission of Inquiry into Illegal Drugs, Communities and Public Policy. Piers Beirne is Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies in the Department of Criminology, University of Southern Maine, U.S.A.