Crime and climate change

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Hallenberg, K. 2021. Crime and climate change. in: Leal Filho, W., Azul, A.M., Brandli, L., Lange Salvia, A., Özuyar, P.G. and Wall, T. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
AuthorsHallenberg, K.
EditorsLeal Filho, W., Azul, A.M., Brandli, L., Lange Salvia, A., Özuyar, P.G. and Wall, T.
Abstract

Chapter reviews the existing evidence and theorising of the crime and climate change nexus. It considers crime and harmful behaviour as causal and contributing factors to climate change, focusing on state and corporate activities, and the role of capitalism as the prevailing political economy model. Climate change denial in particular is examined through the lens of social harm. Chapter further discusses the potential criminogenic consequences of climate change. These arise indirectly through impacts of air pollution, changes to temperature and weather patterns, increased resource scarcity and other strains, and risk of social disorganisation.

KeywordsCrime; Harm; Violence; Climate change; Climate change denial; Ecocide; Resource scarcity; Social disorganisation; Capitalism; Weather and crime; Air pollution and crime
Year2021
Book titleEncyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Output statusIn press
SeriesEncyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
ISBN9783319959597
Publication dates
Print2021
Publication process dates
Deposited19 Nov 2020
Related URLhttps://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319959597
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