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Environmental Horizon Scanning and Criminological Theory and Practice

NCJ Number
European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research Volume: 17 Issue: 2 Dated: June 2011 Pages: 87-100
Rob White; Diane Heckenberg
Date Published
June 2011
14 pages
This paper introduces environmental horizon scanning from the point of view of eco-global criminology.
The world is rapidly changing due to climate change and the systematic depletion of natural resources. This paper provides a glimpse over the horizon of issues likely to be of interest to European criminology in the not so distant future. The authors concern is to identify a set of issues and trends that have significant theoretical, methodological and policy implications for those with an interest in transnational environmental crime. The concerns range from the social consequences of climate change through to the use of the subterranean spaces of the planet as a toxic repository. This paper presents a brief summary of several horizon issues and explores the implications of these for criminological research and intervention. The paper provides an introduction and overview of environmental horizon scanning as informed by eco-global criminological considerations. (Published Abstract)