The Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology was the first comprehensive and international anthology dedicated to green criminology. It presented green criminology to an international audience, described the state of the field, offered a description of a range of environmental issues of regional and global importance, and argued for continued criminological attention to environmental crimes and harms, setting an agenda for further study.

In the six years since its publication, the field has continued to grow and thrive. This revised and expanded second edition of the Handbook reflects new methodological orientations, new locations of study such as Asia, Canada and South America, and new responses to environmental harms. While a number of the original chapters have been revised, the second edition offers a range of fresh chapters covering new and emerging areas of study, such as:

  • conservation criminology,
  • eco-feminism,
  • environmental victimology,
  • fracking,
  • migration and eco-rights, and
  • e-waste.

This handbook continues to define and capture the field of green criminology and is essential reading for students and researchers engaged in green crime and environmental harm.

chapter |36 pages


New horizons, ongoing and emerging issues and relationships in green criminology
ByAvi Brisman, Nigel South

part Part I|128 pages

History, theory and methods

chapter 1|13 pages

The growth of a field

A short history of a ‘green’ criminology
ByAvi Brisman, Nigel South

chapter 2|16 pages

The ordinary acts that contribute to ecocide

A criminological analysis
ByRobert Agnew

chapter 3|11 pages

Wildlife crime

A situational crime prevention perspective
ByChristina Burton, Devin Cowan, William Moreto

chapter 4|16 pages

Expanding treadmill of production analysis within green criminology by integrating metabolic rift and ecological unequal exchange theories

ByMichael J. Lynch, Paul B. Stretesky, Michael A. Long, Kimberly L. Barrett

chapter 5|15 pages

The visual dimensions of green criminology

ByLorenzo Natali, Bill McClanahan

chapter 6|22 pages

Innovative approaches to researching environmental crime

ByDiane Heckenberg, Rob White

chapter 7|18 pages

Environmental refugees as environmental victims

ByMatthew Hall

chapter 8|15 pages

How criminologists can help victims of green crimes through scholarship and activism

ByJoshua Ozymy, Melissa L. Jarrell, Elizabeth A. Bradshaw

part Part II|112 pages

International and transnational issues for a green criminology

chapter 9|20 pages

Climate crimes

The case of ExxonMobil
ByRonald C. Kramer, Elizabeth A. Bradshaw

chapter 10|18 pages

Global environmental divides and dislocations

Climate apartheid, atmospheric injustice and the blighting of the planet
ByAvi Brisman, Nigel South, Reece Walters

chapter 11|17 pages

Food crime and green criminology

ByWesley Tourangeau, Amy J. Fitzgerald

chapter 12|17 pages

Monopolising seeds, monopolising society

A guide to contemporary criminological research on biopiracy
ByDavid Rodríguez Goyes

chapter 13|21 pages

The War on Drugs and its invisible collateral damage

Environmental harm and climate change
ByTammy Ayres

chapter 14|17 pages

‘Greening’ injustice

Penal reform, carceral expansion and greenwashing
ByJordan E. Mazurek, Justin Piché, Judah Schept

part Part III|124 pages

Region-specific problems

chapter 15|25 pages

The Amazon Rainforest

A green criminological perspective
ByTim Boekhout van Solinge

chapter 16|13 pages

Green issues in South-Eastern Europe

ByKatja Eman, Gorazd Meško

chapter 17|16 pages

The Flint water crisis

A case study of state-sponsored environmental (in)justice
ByJacquelynn Doyon-Martin

chapter 18|15 pages

Indigenous environmental victimisation in the Canadian oil sands

ByJames Heydon

chapter 19|19 pages

Fracking the Rockies

The production of harm
ByKellie Alexander, Tara O’Connor Shelley, Tara Opsal

chapter 20|15 pages

Corporate capitalism, environmental damage and the rule of law

The Magurchara gas explosion in Bangladesh
ByNikhil Deb

chapter 21|19 pages

Authoritarian environmentalism and environmental regulation enforcement

A case study of medical waste crime in northwestern China
ByKuoRay Mao, Yiliang Zhu, Zhong Zhao, Yan Shan

part Part IV|94 pages

Relationships in green criminology

chapter 22|18 pages

E-waste in the twilight zone between crime and survival

ByWim van Herk, Lieselot Bisschop

chapter 23|12 pages

The environment and the crimes of the economy

ByVincenzo Ruggiero

chapter 24|16 pages

Green criminology and the working class

Political ecology and the expanded implications of political economic analysis in green criminology
ByMichael J. Lynch

chapter 25|14 pages

Insurance and climate change

ByLiam Phelan, Cameron Holley, Clifford Shearing, Louise du Toit

chapter 26|18 pages

Energy harms

‘Extreme energy’, fracking and water
ByDamien Short

chapter 27|14 pages

The uncertainty of community financial incentives for ‘fracking’

Pursuing ramifications for environmental justice
ByJack Adam Lampkin

part Part V|76 pages

Relationships in green criminology

chapter 28|15 pages

A violent interspecies relationship

The case of animal sexual assault
ByJennifer Maher, Harriet Pierpoint

chapter 29|17 pages

The victimisation of women, children and non-human species through trafficking and trade

Crimes understood through an ecofeminist perspective
ByRagnhild Sollund

chapter 31|12 pages

Myths of causality, control and coherence in the ‘war on wildlife crime’

BySiv Rebekka Runhovde

chapter 32|16 pages

Environmental justice, animal rights and total liberation

From conflict and distance to points of common focus
ByDavid N. Pellow

part Part VI|110 pages

Relationships in green criminology

chapter 33|15 pages

Environmental justice and the rights of Indigenous peoples

ByAngus Nurse

chapter 34|19 pages

Green crime on the reservation

A spatio-temporal analysis of U.S. Native American reservations 2011–2015
ByTameka Samuels-Jones, Ryan Thomson, Johanna Espin

chapter 35|17 pages

The disappearing land

Coastal land loss and environmental crime
ByLieselot Bisschop, Staci Strobl, Julie Viollaz

chapter 36|14 pages

Toward a green cultural criminology of the South

ByAvi Brisman, Nigel South

chapter 37|20 pages

Consumed by the crisis

Green criminology and cultural criminology
ByJeff Ferrell

chapter 38|19 pages

Littering in the Northeast of England

A sign of social disorganisation?
ByKelly Johnson, Tanya Wyatt, Sarah Coulthard, Cassandra O’Neill

chapter 39|4 pages

A short conclusion concerning a questionable future

ByAvi Brisman, Nigel South