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International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Queensland University of Technology 2202-8005 The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is an open access, blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical research about challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world.  The Journal is committed to democratising quality knowledge production and dissemination. Authors retain copyright and articles are licenced via Creative Commons to make published articles more readily available and useable. There are no APCs (Article Processing Charges). Authors can submit and publish at no cost.
International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 6 1

The Place of Rural in a Southern Criminology


A substantial proportion of the world’s population remains rural, despite decades of urbanisation. Further, most of this rural population lies south of the equator. Therefore, it is incumbent on the emerging fields of rural criminology and global southern criminology to mutually reinforce each other’s scholarly development. To this end, this article engages three selected issues associated with agriculture and food – agricultural victimisation, food security, and farmworker abuse and trafficking – and discusses them in terms of the advancement of a global southern criminology. The article concludes with acknowledgement of many more rural crime issues that have particular salience to the global South and warns of new dangers in the development of hegemonic binaries (Carrington, Hogg and Sozzo 2016) and homogenous categories of knowledge (Connell 2007) if they fail to inform each other.

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Pages:118 to 132
Section: Articles
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Author Biography

The Ohio State University
United States United States

Joseph F. Donnermeyer is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. He is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on rural criminology.  He is the co-author of "Rural Criminology" (2014) with Walter DeKeseredy, and is the editor of "The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology."  In preparation is the "Criminology of Food and Agriculture" (1917).  The publisher for all three books is Routledge.