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Water, Crime and Security in the Twenty-First Century

Too Dirty, Too Little, Too Much

Book

Part of the Critical Criminological Perspectives book series (CCRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Avi Brisman, Bill McClanahan, Nigel South, Reece Walters
    Pages 1-12
  3. Avi Brisman, Bill McClanahan, Nigel South, Reece Walters
    Pages 13-52
  4. Avi Brisman, Bill McClanahan, Nigel South, Reece Walters
    Pages 53-90
  5. Avi Brisman, Bill McClanahan, Nigel South, Reece Walters
    Pages 91-112
  6. Avi Brisman, Bill McClanahan, Nigel South, Reece Walters
    Pages 113-147
  7. Avi Brisman, Bill McClanahan, Nigel South, Reece Walters
    Pages 149-182
  8. Avi Brisman, Bill McClanahan, Nigel South, Reece Walters
    Pages 183-213
  9. Avi Brisman, Bill McClanahan, Nigel South, Reece Walters
    Pages 215-222
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 223-236

About this book

Introduction

​Water, Crime and Security in the Twenty-First Century represents criminology’s first book-length contribution to the study of water and water-related crimes, harms and security. The chapters cover topics such as: water pollution, access to fresh water in the Global North and Global South, water and climate change, the commodification of water and privatization, water security and pacification, and activism and resistance surrounding issues of access and pollution. With examples ranging from Rio de Janeiro to Flint, Michigan to the Thames River, this original study offers a comprehensive criminological overview of the contemporary and historical relationship between water and crime.  Coinciding with the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development,” 2018–2028, this timely volume will be of particular relevance to students and scholars of green criminology, as well as those interested in critical geography, environmental anthropology, environmental sociology, political ecology, and the study of corporate crime and state crime.

Keywords

Water Pollution Freshwater access Water Abundance Climate Change Food Crime Water Crime Discourses of Security Resistance Environmental harms Flooding Deepwater Horizon Species extinction Overfishing Commodification of water Drought

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Justice Studies College of Justice and SafetyEastern Kentucky UniversityRichmond, KYUSA
  2. 2.School of Justice Studies College of Justice and SafetyEastern Kentucky UniversityRichmond, KYUSA
  3. 3.Department of SociologyUniversity of EssexColchester, EssexUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.School of Justice Faculty of LawQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

About the authors

Avi Brisman is Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, USA; Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology, Australia; and Conjoint Associate Professor in the Newcastle Law School at the University of Newcastle, Australia.   

Bill McClanahan is Assistant Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, USA. 
 
Nigel South is Professor and Director, Centre for Criminology, University of Essex, UK; Adjunct Professor, Crime and Justice Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. 
 
Reece Walters is Professor and Director of the Crime and Justice Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology, Australia; a Professorial Fellow at the Open University (UK); and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Arts, University of Tasmania, Australia.


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Reviews

“This book should be useful to a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in the … fields outside criminology (beyond the obvious applicability to scholars of criminology), and it is written in an accessible enough manner for the general public.” (Nels Paulson, Critical Criminology, Vol. 28, 2020)