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Anticipating the Anthropocene and greening criminology

South, Nigel (2015) 'Anticipating the Anthropocene and greening criminology.' Criminology & Criminal Justice, 15 (3). pp. 270-276. ISSN 1748-8958

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Abstract

<jats:p> Responding to Clifford Shearing’s discussion of the criminological significance of ‘the Anthropocene’, this article elaborates on the development of a ‘green criminology’ and the concept of ‘environmental (in)security’. It then begins a debate with Shearing about the extent to which the insurance industry, itself a cornerstone of the finance sector, can effectively regulate corporate risk-takers as a means of reducing environmental harm. The article argues that consumerism and insurance both encourage ‘de-responsibilization’ and hence risk-taking and anthropogenic damage to the environment. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental security; green criminology; insurance; responsibility; the Anthropocene
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2015 10:03
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2022 06:35
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13983

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