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July 2013

Call for Papers for Upcoming “Brown Crime: Hazardous Waste and Pollution” Conference

We would like to announce a call for papers for an upcoming conference to be hosted in the United Kingdom.

Brown Crime: Hazardous Waste and Pollution will be held on October 4th, 2013 at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK.

Call for Papers open until 15 August. Please send your 300 word abstract to

There will be no fee for the conference. Lunch and tea will be provided.

Judith van Erp, Marieke Kluin and Lieselot Bisschop are confirmed keynot…

Congratulations to Dr. Lorenzo Natali

We wanted to congratulate Dr. Lorenzo Natali (University of Milano-Bicocca) for being awarded the Filippo Gramatica prize for the best scientific contribution in the field of social defense. Dr. Natali won this award because of his excellent paper entitled “The Contemporary Horizon of Green Criminology” that details the development of green criminology. That paper is available in the “Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology”. The editors of that handbook are IGCWG members Nigel South (University of Essex-England) and Avi Brisman (Eastern Kentucky University–USA).

The prize honors the memory of Prof. Filippo Gramatica and is awarded to by a panel of professors to the author of the best scientific contribution in the field of social protection every two years. Details of the award (in Italian, of course!) are available at this…

“Emerging Issues in Green Criminology” Now Available Worldwide

We are proud to announce that Emerging Issues in Green Criminology: Exploring Power, Justice, and Harm is now available worldwide.

Emerging Issues in Green Criminology is an edited collection, examining the role of green criminology throughout the world and the social and criminological implications of environmental harm. “The book unifies transnational debates in environmental law, policy and justice, and in doing so examines international agreements and policy within diverse environmental discourses of sociology, criminology and political economy.”

Emerging Issues in Green Criminology: Exploring Power, Justice, and Harm contains contributions from over 10 members of the IGCWG, making it a truly collaborative effort of scholars studying environmental harm. has partnered with Palgrave Publishing to provide 20% off the paperback edition of the book. Just enter “WGRECR2013a” during checkout when ordering online from (US Customers use this link).

Michael J. Lynch, IGCWG Member, gives the book a strong endorsement:

“Emerging Issues in Green Criminology is an important collection of work that helps move the discussion of green criminology toward fuller recognition of the role power plays in the construction of green crime, their commissions, and the legal and nonlegal responses to those crimes and harms. The result is a work that will become the foundation for expanding the theoretical analysis of power within green criminology, and making power analysis central to green criminological analysis.”
- Michael J. Lynch, University of South Florida, USA

“Emerging Issues in Green Criminology is an essential source for students, scholars and policy makers in this rapidly growing area of criminology, as well as environmental studies more broadly. The international range of contributors include Lieselot Bisschop (University College Ghent, Belgium), Avi Brisman (Eastern Kentucky University, USA), Matthew Hall (University…

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