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Astro-Green Criminology

Lampkin, Jack ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5104-8758 and Takemura, Niroyoshi (2024) Astro-Green Criminology. In: White, Rob, (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Environmental Crime. Edward Elgar (Submitted)

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Astro-green criminology is an emerging area of green criminology founded by Noriyoshi Takemura in 2019. Since then, a small but growing body of work has amassed, addressing issues relating to outer space and anthropogenic environmental harm, some of which has been dubbed ‘space criminology’ (Lampkin and White, 2023). So far, this work has largely focussed on orbital space debris, space mining, and emissions pollutions. In 2021, Lampkin provided the first definition of astro-green criminology and thereby laid the foundations for further study. While additional astro-green issues have since been considered, there are still many outer space issues yet to be addressed from within this perspective. This Entry deliberates these problems, while at the same time emphasising the importance of astro-green criminological research as humans enter a new - private and commercially driven - space race, that looks set to cause many terrestrial and extra-terrestrial environmental harms in the coming decades.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Submitted
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
School/Department: York Business School
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/10012

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