Green Criminology with Eyes Wide Open

  • Lorenzo Natali
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology book series (PSGC)


The research questions of today’s green criminologists require a multiplicity of conceptual approaches and methods of inquiry. In this chapter, I share some reflections designed to open the way for new visual explorations of environmental harms and crimes from an emergent criminological perspective. This idea is profitably put in dialogue with what Avi Brisman and Nigel South, in recent contributions (e.g., 2013, 2014), conceptualize as a “green cultural criminology”—a criminological perspective that tries to imagine new modes of analysing critically the intersection of culture, crime, justice and environment.


Green criminology Green cultural criminology Visual criminology Photo elicitation Visual methodologies 


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  • Lorenzo Natali
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  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Social ResearchUniversity of Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly

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