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Wildlife Criminology

Angus Nurse and Tanya Wyatt


The harm and crime committed by humans does not only affect humans. Victimisation is not isolated to people, but instead encompasses the planet and other beings. Yet apart from fairly recent green criminological scholarship employing an expanded criminological gaze beyond the human, the discipline of criminology has largely confined itself to human victims, ignoring the human-caused suffering and plight of the billions of other individuals with whom we share the Earth. In order to take another step in rectifying criminology’s blindness to the non-human world, we propose a ‘Wildlife Criminology ... More

Keywords: Green criminology, wildlife criminology, non-human animal abuse, animal rights, social harm, violence, wildlife crime, human-animal studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529204346
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529204346.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angus Nurse, author
Middlesex University

Tanya Wyatt, author
Northumbria University