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Criminology beyond crime
Criminology beyond crime

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The concept of social harm can be used to open up the possibilities of new narratives in critical criminology, such areas as Green Criminology and eco crime, human rights and human security. It creates the opportunity for new considerations of how to govern global social relations and alternative ways of conceiving justice. Within a social harm and supranational framework, a variety of social and criminological concerns can be thought about differently.

Review questions

  • Does criminology have boundaries? If so, how are they determined?
  • What has the social harm perspective contributed to critical criminological theory?
  • What can supranational criminology offer to the criminology discipline?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Green Criminology?