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The nexus between crime, justice and sustainable development


Blaustein, J and Fitz-Gibbon, K and Pino, NW and White, R, The nexus between crime, justice and sustainable development, The Emerald Handbook of Crime, Justice and Sustainable Development, Emerald Publishing Limited, J Blaustein, K Fitz-Gibbon, NW Pino and R White (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 3-24. ISBN 978-1-78769-356-2 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1108/978-1-78769-355-520201004


This chapter introduces the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and considers how criminological research, policy and practice can advance this global agenda. It critically accounts for the complex geopolitical, institutional and ideological landscapes that gave rise to this agenda and the challenges this poses for implementing the SDGs today. The chapter also raises important questions about the viability and consequentiality of global efforts to govern the nexus between crime, justice and sustainable development on account of the gravest threat to humanity, climate change. We conclude that all of these issues highlight the need for scholars and practitioners with expertise on crime and justice to approach this agenda from a critical standpoint. At the same time, we acknowledge that the SDGs remain the best global framework that we have for promoting safer and more equitable societies.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Sustainable Development Goals, criminology, climate change, global crime governance, international development, public criminology
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:Criminal justice
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:143528
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-03-23
Last Modified:2021-04-08

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