Special Issue. Towards Global Green Criminological Dialogues: Voices from the Americas and Europe. Guest Editors' Introduction


The aim of this dual special issue project—simultaneously published in two languages in two distinguished international journals (International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy and Critica Penal y Poder) —is to support the goal of Southern criminology to level inequalities in the valuing of criminological knowledge in the Global North and the Global South (Carrington, Dixon et al. 2019; Carrington, Hogg et al. 2019; Carrington, Hogg and Sozzo 2016). In opening ‘dialogues’ and collaborations between South and North, we aim to highlight the important contributions made by writers on the environment, justice and good ways of living to the democratisation of knowledge and pursuit of cognitive justice (Santos 2009, 2014, 2018).

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Published: 2019-08-19
Pages:1 to 5
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Goyes, D. R., Sollund, R. and South, N. (2019) “Special Issue. Towards Global Green Criminological Dialogues: Voices from the Americas and Europe. Guest Editors’ Introduction”, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 8(3), pp. 1-5. doi: 10.5204/ijcjsd.v8i3.1240.

Author Biographies

Antonio Nariño University, Colombia and University of Oslo, Norway

David Rodríguez Goyes is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oslo, Norway. He holds a PhD in criminology from the University of Oslo, Norway. He is a lawyer by training, with postgraduate studies in criminal law and a masters in sociology. His main field of research is green criminology, with a focus on biopiracy and on Indigenous issues. His greatest contribution to the field is in the development of a Southern green criminology.

University of Oslo

Ragnhild Sollund is a professor of criminology at the University of Oslo, dept. of Criminology and Sociology of Law. She has written extensively on topics such as migration and police racial profiling. The past decade she has specialised in green criminology, particularly issues concerning wildlife management and exploitation, animal abuse and animal rights. She is the author and editor of many articles and books, such as The crimes of wildlife trafficking. Issues of justice, legality and morality (Routledge 2019), Green harms and crimes. Critical Criminology in a changing world. (Palgrave 2015) and Global Harms. Ecological crime and speciesism (Nova science publishers 2008). She is currently conducting a research project funded by the Research Council, Norway, CRIMEANTHROP where the research team explores the implementation of the CITES and Berne convention and wildlife use and management in four countries; Norway, UK, Germany and Spain.

University of Essex
 United Kingdom

Nigel South is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Criminology, University of Essex, England, and a visiting Adjunct Professor at the Crime and Justice Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology. He is a co-editor of Environmental Crime in Latin America: The theft of nature and the poisoning of the land, London: Palgrave.