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Researching transnational environmental harm: toward an eco-global criminology


White, R, Researching transnational environmental harm: toward an eco-global criminology, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 33, (2) pp. 229-248. ISSN 0192-4036 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/01924036.2009.9678807


The study of transnational environmental harm demands appreciation of specific methodological and conceptual issues that impinge upon the data collection process. Some of these issues include the ethics and politics of ‘outsiders’ researching other people’s territory, the differential availability and types of data in different jurisdictions, the ways in which state denial and corporate resistance impede the research process, and the importance of utilising a wide range of data sources as a means to substantiate claims about harms and the causes of harms. The paper presents an exploration of methodological issues in the study of harms that are global, cross-national, and/or localised, but which are intrinsically transnational in nature regardless of scale and scope. By understanding the challenges presented to those working in this area, we are also able to identify directions for future methodological development.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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:61367
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2010-03-03
Last Modified:2015-02-11
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