Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: March 31, 2011 | DOI: 10.4135/9781446200926 | Print ISBN: 9781412920384 | Online ISBN: 9781446200926| Publisher:SAGE Publications LtdAbout this handbook
Chapter 21: A Green Criminology Perspective
A green criminology perspective There is a growing interest in environmental issues within criminology and in pursuing what can broadly be called green criminology. Green criminology, also sometimes known as ‘environmental criminology’ (but not to be confused with the urban study and crime mapping variation of the same name), refers to the study of environmental harm, environmental laws and environmental regulation by criminologists. There is also a growing network of environmental criminologists across the English-speaking world, as evidenced in recent book collections (Beirne and South, 2007; Clifford, 1998; Edwards et al. , 1996; South and Beirne, 2006) and special editions of journals such as Social Justice, Theoretical Criminology and Current Issues in Criminal Justice (South, 1998; White, 2005; Williams, 1996). Even those who purport to be ‘against green criminology’ (Halsey, 2004) can be considered part of the deliberations surrounding how criminologists approach the study of environmental issues. This chapter provides ...