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Greening Justice: Examining the Interfaces of Criminal, Social And Ecological Justice


White, R and Graham, HM, Greening Justice: Examining the Interfaces of Criminal, Social And Ecological Justice, The British Journal of Criminology, 55, (5) pp. 845-865. ISSN 0007-0955 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/bjc/azu117


© The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. This article examines the growth of ecological awareness, alongside the emergence of environmental sustainability initiatives, within criminal justice institutions around the world. To date, such developments have received little empirical analysis from criminology scholars. Internationally, this article is among the first to critically analyse the 'greening' of policing, courts, prisons, offender supervision and community reintegration. Available literature and examples are reviewed, alongside original research findings. The motivations and ideologies underpinning this nascent green evolution raise deeper questions of 'why?' and 'for whom?' Innovative examples of sustainable justice architecture and catalysts for penal reform are differentiated from those which claim humanistic intentions and green credentials but, arguably, are based on instrumental fiscal motives that do little to challenge repressive carceral regimes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:geening justice, sustainiability, rehabilitation, penal reform
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
UTAS Author:Graham, HM (Miss Hannah Graham)
ID Code:103592
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:19
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2015-10-19
Last Modified:2017-11-21

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