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Introduction

  • Anita LamEmail author
  • Matthew Tegelberg
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture book series (PSCMC)

Abstract

This chapter introduces and explains the concept of criminal anthroposcene. The concept can enrichen criminology’s current engagements with the Anthropocene, particularly for those interested in studying media representations of environmental harm.

Keywords

Criminology Anthropocene Criminal anthroposcene Polar bear jail Arctic 

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  1. 1.Department of Social ScienceYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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