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Green Criminology Before ‘Green Criminology’: Amnesia and Absences

Goyes, DR and South, N (2017) 'Green Criminology Before ‘Green Criminology’: Amnesia and Absences.' Critical Criminology, 25 (2). 165 - 181. ISSN 1205-8629

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Abstract

© 2017, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Although the first published use of the term ‘green criminology’ seems to have been made by Lynch (Green criminology. Aldershot, Hampshire, 1990/2006), elements of the analysis and critique represented by the term were established well before this date. There is much criminological engagement with, and analysis of, environmental crime and harm that occurred prior to 1990 that deserves acknowledgement. In this article, we try to illuminate some of the antecedents of green criminology. Proceeding in this way allows us to learn from ‘absences’, i.e. knowledge that existed but has been forgotten. We conclude by referring to green criminology not as an exclusionary label or barrier but as a symbol that guides and inspires the direction of research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 11:10
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 19:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19395

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