Green Criminological Dialogues: Voices from Asia.


Many different languages and disciplines are involved in Asian research on environmental conflicts. Linguistic diversity combined with the varied economic, legal, political and social contexts of the Asian continent gives birth to myriad debates about environmental crime and harm. Borders between disciplines are blurred and take different shapes depending on the linguistic and academic contexts. As a result of this situation, the many resources, knowledge and debates developed in various ‘bubbles’ hardly cross disciplinary and linguistic borders. With this special issue, we hope to contribute to unlocking doors and building bridges between the myriad Asian knowledge traditions about environmental conflict, crime and harm. Also, we aim to open the door for readers (be they scholars or practitioners) to engage with the debates and collaborate in addressing instances of environmental degradation in Asia. Finally, we want to remove the obstacles that separate the multi-disciplinary Asian scholars working on environmental crime from the green criminologists around the world.

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Published: 2022-03-01
Section:Guest Editorial: Green Criminological Dialogues
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How to Cite
Goyes, D. R., Komatsubara, O. ., Droz, L. . and Wyatt, T. . (2022) “Green Criminological Dialogues: Voices from Asia.”, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 11(1). doi: 10.5204/ijcjsd.2108.

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.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Orika Komatsubara is a research fellowship for young scientists in Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Sciences from Osaka Prefecture University in Japan. Her researches focus on restorative justice which means the approach of conflict resolutions. She is the author of Sexual Violence and Restorative Justice (Seibouryoku to Syuhukuteki Shiho, Seibundo, 2017). She received the award of Japan Association of Gender and Law in 2018. Her latest English work is ‘Imagining a community that includes non-human beings: the 1990's Moyainaoshi Movement in Minamata , Japan’ (The International Journal of Restorative Justice, 1,123-246, 2021). 

Basque Centre for Climate Change

Laÿna Droz recently completed her PhD in Global Environmental Studies at Kyoto University, Japan

Northumbria University
 United Kingdom

Dr Tanya Wyatt is a Professor of Criminology at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK. She is a green criminologist specialising in the areas of wildlife trafficking and non-human animal abuse. Her research explores the nexus of green crimes, organised crime, corruption and security. Professor Wyatt has published extensively on wildlife crime, including her forthcoming book, with Dr Angus Nurse, Wildlife Criminology from Bristol University Press.