Policy Press


May 6, 2019

2019 Christine M Alder Book Award Nomination

We are pleased proud to announce that Climate Change Criminology has recently been nominated  for the 2019 Christine M Alder Book Award of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology.

Professor Roberta Julian, the director of Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies notes:

“This compelling book provides for the first time a distinctive criminological interpretation and response to the most profound existential concern of the 21st century – climate change. The book could not be more relevant and significant given escalating climate disruptions around the planet (such as droughts, floods, and intensive heat patterns) and recent student strikes worldwide that signal renewed public interest and action around these issues.

Rob White incorporates a comprehensive overview of criminological literature on climate-related issues while demonstrating how criminology may provide unique contributions to the discourses, policies and practices involving climate change. Over the course of the book, five pillars of climate change criminology are developed that span concerns such as crime and harm, victims and offenders, causes and consequences, power and interests, and criminal justice and professional responses. Built into these foundations are concepts such as ecocide, state-corporate crime, non-human environmental victims, and climate justice. The book is path-breaking, transdisciplinary, global in scope and powerfully written.

Climate Change Criminology pushes the boundaries of the field while simultaneously drawing inspiration and expertise from the field. A key message is ‘join us in the fight for climate justice’. The book provides theoretically and empirically informed reasons why this is urgent and important. It is a message that none of us can afford to ignore. The book has our highest recommendation.”

Find out more about the Climate Change Criminology at https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/climate-change-criminology