Associate Professor Avi Brisman

Associate Professor Avi Brisman

Honorary Associate Professor

Newcastle Business School

Career Summary

Biography

Avi Brisman (MFA, JD, PhD) is an Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY, USA), an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), a Conjoint Associate Professor at Newcastle Law School at the University of Newcastle (Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia), and Editor-in-Chief of Critical Criminology: An International Journal.   His books include Water, Crime and Security in the Twenty-First Century: Too Dirty, Too Little, Too Much (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), co-authored with Bill McClanahan, Nigel South and Reece Walters; Environmental Crime in Latin America: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), co-edited with David Rodríguez Goyes, Hanneke Mol, and Nigel South; Introducción a la criminología verde. Conceptos para nuevos horizontes y diálogos socioambientales [Introduction to Green Criminology: Concepts for New Horizons and Socio-Environmental Dialogues] (Editorial Temis S.A. and Universidad Antonio Nariño, Fondo Editorial, 2017), co-edited with Hanneke Mol, David Rodríguez Goyes and Nigel South; The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts (2017), co-edited with Eamonn Carrabine and Nigel South; Geometries of Crime: How Young People Perceive Crime and Justice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); Environmental Crime and Social Conflict: Contemporary and Emerging Issues (Ashgate, 2015), co-edited with Nigel South and Rob White; Green Cultural Criminology: Constructions of Environmental Harm, Consumerism, and Resistance to Ecocide (Routledge, 2014), co-authored with Nigel South; and the Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology (2013), co-edited with Nigel South. In 2015, he received the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the American Society of Criminology, Division on Critical Criminology.  His work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Persian, Slovenian and Spanish.


Keywords

  • Biodiversity Loss
  • Climate Change
  • Critical Criminology
  • Cultural Criminology
  • Environmental Crime
  • Environmental Resistance
  • Environmental Rights
  • Environmental Security
  • Green Criminology
  • Green Cultural Criminology
  • Legal Anthropology
  • Narrative Criminology
  • Pollution
  • Visual Criminology
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Brisman A, Law, Space and Cultural Criminology: Inside and Outside a Youth Court, Routledge, London & New York (2021)
2021 Introdução à criminologia verde perspectivas críticas, decoloniais e do Sul [Introduction to Green Criminology], Tirant Brasil, Sao Paolo, Brasil (2021)
2021 Green Criminology: Printed Edition of the Special Issue Published in Social Sciences, Basel, MDPI (2021)
2020 Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology 2nd Edition, Routledge, Abindon,Oxon, UK & New York (2020)
2018 Brisman A, McClanahan B, South N, Walters R, Water, Crime and Security in the Twenty-First Century Too Dirty, Too Little, Too Much, Springer, 236 (2018)
2018 The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts, Routledge, London & New York, 574 (2018)
2018 The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts, Routledge, London & New York, 574 (2018)
2017 Goyes DR, Mol H, Brisman A, South N, Environmental Crime in Latin America The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land, Springer, London, 313 (2017)
2017 Introducción a la criminología verde conceptos para nuevos horizontes y diálogos socioambientales [Introduction to Green Criminology: Concepts for New Horizons and Socio-Environmental Dialogues]., Editorial Temis S.A. & Universidad Antonio Narino Fondo editorial, Bogata, Columbia, 326 (2017)
2017 Introducción a la criminología verde conceptos para nuevos horizontes y diálogos socioambientales [Introduction to Green Criminology: Concepts for New Horizons and Socio-Environmental Dialogues]., Editorial Temis S.A. & Universidad Antonio Narino Fondo editorial, Bogata, Columbia, 326 (2017)
2016 Brisman A, Geometries of crime: How young people perceive crime and justice (2016)

This book explores how young people perceive the severity of crime and delinquency. It particularly addresses whom or what they consider to be the victims of crime and delinquency... [more]

This book explores how young people perceive the severity of crime and delinquency. It particularly addresses whom or what they consider to be the victims of crime and delinquency, how they analyze and assess appropriate responses by the criminal justice system, as well as their place within it. The book proposes tools for developing a more elaborate and robust understanding of what constitutes crime, identifying those affected by it, and what is deemed adequate or appropriate punishment. In so doing, it offers thick description of young peoples¿ conceptions of and experiences with crime, delinquency, justice and law, and uses this description to interrogate the role of the state in influencing - indeed, shaping - these perceptions.

DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-54620-3
Citations Scopus - 7
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Chapter (45 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Brisman A, Ruiz AG, McClanahan B, South N, 'Exploring Sound and Noise in the Urban Environment: Tensions Between Cultural Expression and Municipal Control, Health and Inequality, Police Power and Resistance.', Harm and Disorder in the Urban Space: Social Control, Sense and Sensibility., Routledge, Abington, Oxon, UK (2021)
Citations Scopus - 1
2021 Brisman A, de Nardin Budó M, Goyes DR, Natali L, Sollund R, 'Introdução à criminologia verde: raízes, teoria, métodos e temas de estudo', Introdução à criminologia verde, Tirant lo Blanch, São Paolo (2021)
2021 Brisman A, South N, 'Green Cultural Criminology: Exploring Literary and Indigenous Cultural Narratives from Latin America.', Introdução à criminologia verde, Tirant lo Blanch, Sao Paolo, Brasil (2021)
2021 Brisman A, Smithers K, McClanahan B, 'Plastic: From Miracle Material to Detritus and Disaster', A History of Benefits, Harms, Pandemics and the Limitations of Regulation., Palgrave Macmillan, London (2021)
2021 Brisman A, 'Are Sports and the Environment Incompatible? Critical Criminological Challenges, Concerns and Considerations.', Sports, Power and Crime: Towards a Critical Criminology of Sports, Oxford University Press, Oxford (2021)
2020 Brisman A, South N, 'Introduction: New Horizons, Ongoing and Emerging Issues and Relationships in Green Criminology.', Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK & New York 1-36 (2020)
2020 Brisman A, South N, 'Preface to the Second Edition of the Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology.', Routledge Handbook of Green Criminology, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK & New York xxi-xxv (2020)
2020 Brisman A, South N, Walters R, 'Global Environmental Divides and Dislocations: Climate Apartheid, Atmospheric Injustice and the Blighting of the Planet.', Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK & New York 187-204 (2020)
2020 Brisman A, South A, 'A Short Conclusion Concerning a Questionable Future.', Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology 2nd edition., Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK & New York 677-690 (2020)
2020 Brisman A, McClanahan B, South N, Walters R, 'The Politics of Water Rights: Scarcity, Sovereignty and Security', Water, Governance, and Crime Issues, Springer, Cham, Switzerland 17-29 (2020) [B1]
2020 Brisman A, South N, 'The Growth of a Field: A Short History of a 'Green' Criminology.', Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK and New York 39-51 (2020)
2020 Brisman A, South N, 'Toward a Green Cultural Criminology of the South.', Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK & New York 624-637 (2020)
2019 Brisman A, 'Stories of Environmental Crime, Harm and Protection: Narrative Criminology and Green Cultural Criminology.', Emerald Handbook of Research Narrative Criminology, Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, West Yorkshire, UK 153-172 (2019)
2018 Brisman A, South N, 'Autosarcophagy in the Anthropocene and the Obscenity of an Epoch.', Criminology and the Anthropocene, Routledge, London and New York 25-49 (2018)
2018 Brisman A, South N, 'Environment, Conflict and Profit: Harmful Resource Exploitation and Questionable Revenue Generation.', Green Crimes and Dirty Money, Routledge, London and New York 19-41 (2018)
2018 Brisman A, South N, McClanahan B, 'Crimini e Danni Ambientali. La Green Criminology e la Earth Jurisprudence [Environmental Crimes and Harms: Green Criminology and Earth Jurisprudence]', Criminologie critiche contemporanee, Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre S.p.A., Milano 105-131 (2018)
2018 Brisman A, South N, 'Green Criminology, Zemiology and Comparative and Inter-Relational Justice in the Anthropocene Era.', Zemiology, Reconnecting Crime and Social Harm, Palgrave Macmillan, London 203-221 (2018)
2018 Brisman A, South N, 'Perspectives on Wildlife Crime: The Convergence of 'Green' and 'Conservation' Criminologies.', Wildlife Crime: From Theory to Practice, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA 17-37 (2018)
2018 Brisman A, South N, 'Environmental Crime.', Handbook of Crime Prevention and Citizen Security, Ediciones Didot, Buenos Aires 521-542 (2018)
2018 Brisman A, South N, 'Green cultural criminology', Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology: Second Edition 132-142 (2018)

If criminology is a ¿rendez-vous subject¿ or an ¿umbrella discipline,¿ as it has been called (see Cao and Wyatt, 2016, p. 415; South, Brisman and Beirne, 2013, p. 28 for a discuss... [more]

If criminology is a ¿rendez-vous subject¿ or an ¿umbrella discipline,¿ as it has been called (see Cao and Wyatt, 2016, p. 415; South, Brisman and Beirne, 2013, p. 28 for a discussion), then green criminology might be considered a ¿rendez-vous within a rendez-vous¿ or an umbrella poking out from under a larger umbrella. Green criminology brings together individuals from around the world-and from a number of academic disciplines (see, e.g., Gibbs, Gore, McCarrell and Rivers, 2010; Herbig and Joubert, 2006)-united in investigating and understanding the causes and consequences of-and possible responses to-environmental crime and harm. Green criminology spans the local to the global-and the micro to the macro-from work on individual-level environmental crimes to business/corporate violations to state transgressions. With a wide range of interests and ecophilosophical orientations (see Halsey and White, 1998; White, 2013), green criminologists have undertaken research on agriculture and food; animal abuse/animal rights; air pollution and water pollution; climate change; and poaching and trafficking of flora and fauna (see, e.g., Beirne and South, 2007; South and Brisman, 2013). In so doing, green criminologists employ an array of methodologies and theoretical approaches, including both mainstream and critical perspectives (see, e.g., Brisman, 2014).

DOI 10.4324/9781315622040
Citations Scopus - 2
2018 Brisman A, South N, Walters R, 'Climate apartheid and environmental refugees', The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South 301-321 (2018)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-65021-0_16
Citations Scopus - 12
2017 Brisman A, South N, 'Food, Crime, Justice and Security: (Food) Security for Whom?', International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics 185-200 (2017)

This paper explores food and food crime in the context(s) of the increasingly powerful discourse(s) of security and securitization. Because food has long been tied to conflict, we... [more]

This paper explores food and food crime in the context(s) of the increasingly powerful discourse(s) of security and securitization. Because food has long been tied to conflict, we recognize it as a material need that frequently contributes to or drives conflict. In the post-9/11 world, however, food is taking on new discursive and material roles and dynamics in global conflicts. Critical security scholars have noted the ways that political and cultural calls for increased security lead to problematic processes of securitization that often serve to enlarge the power of elite state and corporate actors. As climate change continues to impact agriculture and access to food, calls for increased food security from within ¿northern¿ nation-states have become louder and more common, and are likely to be answered by the exercise of both military power and intensified ¿commercial colonialism¿ in ¿southern¿ and non-western contexts, as with examples of ¿land grabbing¿ in various parts of the world. Importantly, it should not be forgotten that although the context of accelerating climate change is new, colonial food expropriation and land appropriation are not. Demands for food security require that we ask important questions: What exactly is being secured? From whom/what is it being secured? For whom is it being secured? This paper draws on green criminology and security studies to pose these questions and provide possible insight to their answers. It begins with a discussion of different conceptions of ¿food security¿ and ¿food insecurity¿ and then considers relationships between food, crime, justice and security.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-57174-4_16
Citations Scopus - 3
2017 Brisman A, Goyes DR, Mol H, South N, 'Una Introducción a la Criminología Verde: Raíces, teoría, métodos y temas de estudio.', Introducción a la criminología verde. Conceptos para nuevos horizontes y diálogos socioambientales [Introduction to Green Criminology: Concepts for New Horizons and Socio-Environmental Dialogues], Editorial Temis S.A. and Universidad Antonio Nariño, Fondo Editorial., Bogotá, Colombia 1-28 (2017)
2017 Brisman A, McClanahan B, South N, 'Green Criminology, Culture and the Media.', The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media and Popular Culture, Oxford University Press, Oxford (2017)
DOI 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264079.013.151
2017 Brisman A, Goyes DR, Mol H, South N, 'Introduction: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land in Latin America.', Environmental Crime in Latin America: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land, Palgrave Macmillan, London 1-9 (2017)
2017 Brisman A, McClanahan B, 'Police Violence and the Failed Promise of Human Rights.', The Routledge Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights, Routledge, London & New York 333-341 (2017)
2017 Brisman A, 'Appreciative Criminology.', The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts, Routledge, London & New York 150-153 (2017)
2017 Brisman A, South N, 'Criminología verde cultural [Green cultural criminology]', Introducción a la criminología verde. Conceptos para nuevos horizontes y diálogos socioambientales [Introduction to Green Criminology: Concepts for New Horizons and Socio-Environmental Dialogues], Editorial Temis S.A. and Universidad Antonio Nariño, Fondo Editorial, Bogotá, Colombia 97-127 (2017)
2017 Brisman A, South N, 'Green Criminology.', The Oxford Handbook of Criminology, Oxford University Press, Oxford 329-349 (2017)
2017 Brisman A, Carrabine E, 'Deterrence.', The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts, Routledge, London & New York 83-86 (2017)
2017 Brisman A, 'Defiance Theory.', The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts, Routledge, London & New York 163-167 (2017)
2017 Brisman A, 'An Epilogue to the Book, not an Elegy for the Earth.', Environmental Crime in Latin America: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land., Palgrave Macmillan, London 297-301 (2017)
2017 Brisman A, Soth N, 'Green Criminology.', . The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts, Routledge, London & New York 297-300 (2017)
2017 Brisman A, 'Representations of environmental crime and harm: A green cultural criminological perspective on Human-Altered Landscapes', Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology 523-539 (2017)
DOI 10.4324/9781315713281
Citations Scopus - 7
2017 Brisman A, South N, 'Consumer technologies, crime and environmental implications', The Routledge Handbook of Technology, Crime and Justice 310-324 (2017)
DOI 10.4324/9781315743981
Citations Scopus - 8
2016 Brisman A, South N, 'Methodological innovations and ethical challenges in green criminology', Research Ethics in Criminology: Dilemmas, Issues and Solutions 166-182 (2016)
DOI 10.4324/9781315753553
Citations Scopus - 1
2016 Brisman A, South N, 'Green cultural criminology, intergenerational (in)equity and life stage dissolution ', Greening Criminology in the 21st Century: Contemporary Debates and Future Directions in the Study of Environmental Harm 219-232 (2016)
DOI 10.4324/9781315585949
Citations Scopus - 12
2016 Brisman A, McClanahan B, South N, 'Fractured Earth, Forced Labour: A Green Criminological Analysis of Rights and the Exploitation of Landscapes and Workers in Rural Contexts.', The International Handbook of Rural Criminology, Routledge, London & New York 289-297 (2016)
2016 Brisman A, McClanahan B, South N, 'Water Security, Crime and Conflict.', Oxford handbooks Online in Criminology and Criminal Justice., Oxford University Press, Oxford (2016)
DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935383.013.86.
2015 McClanahan B, Brisman A, South N, 'Privatization, pollution and power: A green criminological analysis of present and future global water crises', The Routledge International Handbook of the Crimes of the Powerful 223-234 (2015)
Citations Scopus - 5
2014 Brisman A, 'Cultural criminology', A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Risk (2014)
2013 South N, Brisman A, 'Critical green criminology, environmental rights and crimes of exploitation', New Directions in Crime and Deviancy 99-110 (2013)
DOI 10.4324/9780203102657
Citations Scopus - 10
2013 Brisman A, 'The indiscriminate criminalisation of environmentally beneficial activities', Global Environmental Harm: Criminological Perspectives 161-192 (2013)
DOI 10.4324/9781843927983
Citations Scopus - 14
2012 Brisman A, 'The cultural silence of climate change contrarianism', Climate Change from a Criminological Perspective 41-70 (2012)

This chapter presents a view of climate change from the perspective of green cultural criminology. The substantive focus of the chapter is on how climate change contrarianism is m... [more]

This chapter presents a view of climate change from the perspective of green cultural criminology. The substantive focus of the chapter is on how climate change contrarianism is manifested in the mass media. Denial is profoundly ideological in nature; how it is conveyed and transmitted is of importance to those who wish to reorient collective thinking to not only recognizing the urgency and seriousness of the problem but also recasting it in criminal terms. As this chapter demonstrates, it is vital to understand and expose the dynamics and social construction of deception and contrary opinion if positive action is to be taken to address climate change issues.

DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-3640-9_4
Citations Scopus - 27
2000 O'Neill PM, McManus PA, Loughran PD, 'Coda', Journeys: The Making of the Hunter Region, Allen and Unwin, Sydney 268-269 (2000) [B1]
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Journal article (58 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Brisman A, 'Editor's Introduction to Volume 29', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 29 1-2 (2021)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-021-09555-3
2021 Smith O, Brisman A, 'Plastic Waste and the Environmental Crisis Industry', Critical Criminology, 29 289-309 (2021)

Our relationship with plastic is complex. While the societal benefits of plastic are undeniable, plastic has also come to occupy a central role within a culture of waste and dispo... [more]

Our relationship with plastic is complex. While the societal benefits of plastic are undeniable, plastic has also come to occupy a central role within a culture of waste and disposable living that constitutes a significant problem for health and the natural environment. Public awareness of the harms asociated with plastic is high, thanks, in part, to a range of sustained media exposure. This, however, has so far failed to materialize in any significant global reduction in plastic pollution. Meaningful regulatory change that adressess the harms of plastic at the point of production is curiously absent, while some apparent gains have been rolled back¿against a backdrop of a global pandemic and a rehabilitation of plastic. This article highlights the assemblage of media, government and corporate interests that performs the role of what we identify as the ¿Environmental Crisis Industry¿ (¿ECI¿), which perpetuates stasis in the face of environmental catastrphe. The ECI manages our anxieties through media discourses of precarity and danger, while at the same time, offering us attainable ¿solutions¿ that exist well within the logic of consumer capitalism¿in effect, compelling us (at least morally) to become eco-consumers. In this way, the political energy of grassroots climate resistance is ¿pre-corporated,¿ so to speak, into the product design of major corporations, dissipating the chance of real progressive change in favor of a new green spirit of capitalism.

DOI 10.1007/s10612-021-09562-4
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2021 Brisman A, 'Editor's Introduction', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 29 177-181 (2021)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-021-09575-z
2021 Brisman A, 'Direct Action as Conceptual Art: An Examination of the Role of the Communique for Eco-Defense.', Radical Criminology, (2021)
2021 Brisman A, 'Cultural Criminology and Narrative Criminology's Shared Interest: More than just criminological Verstehen.', Tijdschrift over Cultuur en Criminaliteit., (2021)
2020 García Ruiz A, South N, Brisman A, 'Eco-Crimes and Ecocide at Sea: Toward a New Blue Criminology', International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, (2020) [C1]

This essay adopts an interdisciplinary approach to consider the meaning of ¿eco-crime¿ in the aquatic environment and draws on marine science, the study of criminal law and enviro... [more]

This essay adopts an interdisciplinary approach to consider the meaning of ¿eco-crime¿ in the aquatic environment and draws on marine science, the study of criminal law and environmental law, and the criminology of environmental harms. It reviews examples of actions and behaviors of concern, such as offences committed by transnational organized crime and the legal and illegal over-exploitation of marine resources, and it discusses responses related to protection, prosecution and punishment, including proposals for an internationally accepted and enforced law of ecocide. One key element of the policy and practice of ending ecocide is the call to prioritize the adoption of technologies that are benign and renewable. Our essay concludes with a description of the ¿Almadraba¿ method of fishing to illustrate that there are ways in which the principles of sustainability and restoration can be applied in an ethical and just way in the context of modern fisheries.

DOI 10.1177/0306624X20967950
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2020 Brisman A, 'Immunity to Environmental Crime, Harm and Violence: An Ongoing Pandemic and a Possible Narrative Vaccine', International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, (2020)

As of June 2020, there have been at least 2,540 mass shootings since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT, on December 14, 2012. Some have suggested that the r... [more]

As of June 2020, there have been at least 2,540 mass shootings since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT, on December 14, 2012. Some have suggested that the repeated trauma of these massacres has created a collective ¿emotional numbness,¿ lessening our empathy. This article asks whether a similar phenomenon is occurring with respect to environmental crime and harm. It considers whether we have developed ¿compassion fatigue¿ regarding environmental violence and contemplates a ¿workout regimen¿ for empathy for Gaia¿s suffering. In so doing, it seeks to engage with emerging work in the penumbra of narrative criminology and green cultural criminology.

DOI 10.1177/0306624X20970885
2020 Brisman A, 'Off-track and online: The networked spaces of horse racing', SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 58 266-267 (2020)
DOI 10.1080/03623319.2020.1795512
2020 Brisman A, 'Editor's Introduction to Volume 28', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 28 1-3 (2020)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-020-09497-2
2020 South N, Brisman A, 'Remembering Roger Matthews (1948-2020) and Editors' Introduction to "New Times" and "Environmental Crimes"', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 28 303-307 (2020)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-020-09528-y
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2020 Brisman A, 'Editor's Introduction', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 28 553-555 (2020)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-020-09543-z
2020 Brisman A, South N, 'A criminology of extinction: Biodiversity, extreme consumption and the vanity of species resurrection', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY, 17 918-935 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1477370819828307
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2020 Brown M, Brisman A, 'Global Signposts', Crime, Media, Culture, (2020)
DOI 10.1177/1741659020956889
2020 McClanahan B, Brisman A, 'Green criminology for social sciences: Introduction to the special issue', Social Sciences, 9 1-4 (2020)
DOI 10.3390/socsci9100170
Citations Scopus - 1
2020 Brisman A, 'The Gatekeeper, the Window-washer, the Vacuum Cleaner: The Editor.', The Criminologist, 45 12-13 (2020)
2019 Brisman A, 'Editor's Introduction to the Special Issue: "Crucial Critical CriminologiesRevisited and Extended"', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 27 1-4 (2019)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-019-09448-6
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
2019 Brisman A, 'Sports Criminology: A critical criminology of sport and games.', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 27 373-392 (2019)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-018-9424-9
2019 Brisman A, 'Editor s Introduction', Critical Criminology, 27 207-209 (2019)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-019-09451-x
2019 Brisman A, 'Editor s Introduction', Critical Criminology, 27 515-520 (2019)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-019-09481-5
2019 Brisman A, 'Drift: Illicit Mobility and Uncertain Knowledge', THEORETICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 23 446-449 (2019)
DOI 10.1177/1362480619849735
Citations Web of Science - 1
2019 Brisman A, South N, 'Green Criminology and Environmental Crimes and Harms', SOCIOLOGY COMPASS, 13 (2019)
DOI 10.1111/soc4.12650
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11
2019 Brisman A, 'The Fable of The Three Little Pigs: Climate Change and Green Cultural Criminology', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR CRIME JUSTICE AND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY, 8 46-69 (2019)
DOI 10.5204/ijcjsd.v8i1.952
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 9
2019 McClanahan B, Parra TS, Brisman A, 'Conflict, Environment and Transition: Colombia, Ecology and Tourism after Demobilisation', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR CRIME JUSTICE AND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY, 8 74-88 (2019)
DOI 10.5204/ijcjsd.v8i3.1246
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2019 Brisman A, 'Critical Criminology? In Praise of Constant Renewal (and some considerations for authors).', The Criminologist, 44 10-11 (2019)
2018 Beirne P, Brisman A, Sollund R, South N, 'Editors' introduction to the special issue: "For a green criminology'20 years and onwards', THEORETICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 22 295-297 (2018)
DOI 10.1177/1362480618787169
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2018 Brisman A, 'Representing the "invisible crime" of climate change in an age of post-truth', THEORETICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 22 468-491 (2018)
DOI 10.1177/1362480618787168
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
2018 Brisman A, 'Realist Criminology', CRIME MEDIA CULTURE, 14 121-123 (2018)
2018 Brisman A, South N, Walters R, 'Southernizing Green Criminology: Human Dislocation, Environmental Injustice and Climate Apartheid.', Justice, Power and Resistance, 2 1-21 (2018)
2017 Wyatt T, Brisman A, 'The Role of Denial in the 'Theft of Nature': Comparing Biopiracy and Climate Change', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 25 325-341 (2017)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-016-9344-5
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16
2017 Sollund R, Brisman A, 'Editors' Introduction to the Special Issue, "Researching Environmental Harm, Doing Green Criminology"', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 25 159-163 (2017)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-017-9354-y
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2017 Brisman A, 'Tensions for Green Criminology', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 25 311-323 (2017)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-017-9365-8
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7
2017 Brisman A, 'Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, 3rd edition', CRIME MEDIA CULTURE, 13 124-127 (2017)
DOI 10.1177/1741659009337178
2017 Brisman A, 'Hogarth's Art of Animal Cruelty: Satire, Suffering and Pictorial Propaganda', CRIME MEDIA CULTURE, 13 375-377 (2017)
DOI 10.1177/1741659016688729
2017 Brisman A, 'On Narrative and Green Cultural Criminology', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR CRIME JUSTICE AND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY, 6 64-77 (2017)
DOI 10.5204/ijcjsd.v6i2.347
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14
2017 Brisman A, South N, ' (Lusè fànzuì xué de qiyuán, fazhan hé yánjiu fangxiàng [Green Criminology: Origins, directions of development and topics of study]', (Hénán jingchá xuéyuàn xuébào [Journal of Henan Police College]), 26 89-98 (2017)
2016 Brisman A, 'Coda [Photograph entitled "Las Vegas, Nevada, 16 January 2016"]', Crime, Media, Culture: an international journal, 12 125-125 (2016)
2015 Brisman A, ' Multicolored green criminology and climate change s achromatopsia', Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice, 18 178-196 (2015)

While green criminology may be an effective name or label for the sub-field or perspective within criminology that considers a wide range of environmental issues, it is, in realit... [more]

While green criminology may be an effective name or label for the sub-field or perspective within criminology that considers a wide range of environmental issues, it is, in reality, a ¿multicolored green¿ ¿ a criminology that engages a spectrum of issues, that reflects the interests of some racial groups more than others, that reveals and analyzes environmental harms which disproportionately impact some racial groups more than others, and that can be approached from a number of vantage points or that can be viewed with variously tinted lenses. This article begins with an overview of climate change, including a discussion of its anticipated impacts and indicators of its already-being-felt effects. It then offers some general comments on the disproportionate impact of environmental threats and harms before turning to a discussion of the present and anticipated distributional impacts of climate change. Here, this article argues that climate change is, in effect, achromatopsic ¿ it is color-blind, in that it affects us all regardless of skin color ¿ but that those impacts will be distributed unevenly/unequally and that various groups are and will continue to be in different positions to adapt to climate change. This article concludes by suggesting that while the environmental harms caused by climate change are real ¿ and the risks and threats they pose tangible and serious ¿ climate change presents an exciting challenge for our creative potential as humans. In the process of reducing our consumption of fossil fuels and stabilizing (or, better yet, reducing) our greenhouse gas emissions, we might better assist those geopolitical regions most at risk (i.e. poor, developing countries) to become more resilient ¿ an approach that is necessary for both the physical health of the planet and the prospects for social justice.

DOI 10.1080/10282580.2015.1025629
Citations Scopus - 12
2015 Brisman A, South N, '"Life-Stage Dissolution', Infantilization and Antisocial Consumption: Implications for De-responsibilization, Denial and Environmental Harm', YOUNG, 23 209-221 (2015)
DOI 10.1177/1103308815584876
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13
2015 Brisman A, 'Crime, Justice and Human Rights', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 23 205-208 (2015)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-015-9269-4
2015 McClanahan B, Brisman A, 'Climate Change and Peacemaking Criminology: Ecophilosophy, Peace and Security in the "War on Climate Change"', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 23 417-431 (2015)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-015-9291-6
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 12
2015 Brisman A, South N, 'New "Folk Devils," Denials and Climate Change: Applying the Work of Stanley Cohen to Green Criminology and Environmental Harm', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 23 449-460 (2015)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-015-9288-1
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 14
2014 Brisman A, McClanahan B, South N, 'Toward a Green-Cultural Criminology of "the Rural"', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 22 479-494 (2014)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-014-9250-7
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 29
2014 Brisman A, 'Of Theory and Meaning in Green Criminology', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR CRIME JUSTICE AND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY, 3 21-34 (2014)
DOI 10.5204/ijcjsd.v3i2.173
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 3
2013 Brisman A, 'The violence of silence: some reflections on access to information, public participation in decision-making, and access to justice in matters concerning the environment', CRIME LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 59 291-303 (2013)
DOI 10.1007/s10611-013-9416-3
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 24
2013 Brisman A, 'Theft of a Nation: Wall Street Looting and Federal Regulatory Colluding', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 21 525-527 (2013)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-013-9201-8
Citations Web of Science - 1
2013 Brisman A, South N, 'A green-cultural criminology: An exploratory outline', CRIME MEDIA CULTURE, 9 115-135 (2013)
DOI 10.1177/1741659012467026
Citations Scopus - 69Web of Science - 69
2012 Brisman A, 'Toward a Unified Criminology: Integrating Assumptions about Crime, People, and Society', THEORETICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 16 525-527 (2012)
DOI 10.1177/1362480612454161
Citations Web of Science - 2
2012 Brisman A, 'An elevated challenge to 'broken windows': The High Line (New York)', Crime, Media, Culture, 8 381 (2012)
DOI 10.1177/1741659012443235
Citations Scopus - 4
2011 Brisman A, 'The "subculture career" as a challenge to broken windows: a review of Gregory J. Snyder's Graffiti lives: beyond the tag in New York's urban underground', CRIME LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 56 213-217 (2011)
DOI 10.1007/s10611-011-9320-7
2011 Brisman A, '"Green harms" as art crime, art criticism as environmental dissent', Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 27 465-499 (2011)

This article argues that the focus of many criminologists and art crime scholars is too often rather narrow, and promotes a more expansive notion of "art crime" -one tha... [more]

This article argues that the focus of many criminologists and art crime scholars is too often rather narrow, and promotes a more expansive notion of "art crime" -one that centers not on crime, but on the relationship between art and crime. More specifically, this article argues for an approach to "art crime" that contemplates "socially injurious acts" or omissions involving art that are not defined as "crime" or proscribed by civil or criminal statutes. Employing this "harm-based" approach, this article examines the responses to Damian Hirst's The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living-a piece consisting of a 14-ft tiger shark (caught by a fisherman commissioned to do so) immersed in formaldehyde in a vitrine of glass and steel-to demonstrate how art criticism can be employed as a tool for dissent, especially in cases involving art that causes ecological or environmental harms. © 2011 SAGE Publications.

DOI 10.1177/1043986211418888
Citations Scopus - 3
2011 Brisman A, 'Vandalizing Meaning, Stealing Memory: Artistic, Cultural, and Theoretical Implications of Crime in Galleries and Museums', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 19 15-28 (2011)
DOI 10.1007/s10612-010-9104-x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2011 Brisman A, 'Contemporary Critical Criminology', CRIME MEDIA CULTURE, 7 204-207 (2011)
DOI 10.1177/1741659011407299
2011 Brisman A, 'Advancing critical criminology through anthropology', Western Criminology Review, 12 55-77 (2011)

Since its genesis, critical criminology has been committed to a critique of domination and to developing and exploring broader conceptions of "crime" to include "ha... [more]

Since its genesis, critical criminology has been committed to a critique of domination and to developing and exploring broader conceptions of "crime" to include "harms" that are not necessarily proscribed by law. Without diminishing the contributions of early or current critical criminologists, this article suggests that critical criminology can further its goals by looking to anthropology. Such a recommendation is not without risk. Early "criminal anthropology" regarded criminality as inherited and contended that individuals could be "born criminal" (e.g., Fletcher 1891). Subsequent anthropological investigations of crime were and have continued to be sporadic, and the discipline's approach to crime has not been particularly unified. (Anthropology has often considered crime within broader explorations of law, for example, or through related, albeit different, examinations of sorcery and witchcraft.) Despite these limitations or shortcomings, this article presents three ways in which anthropology can speak to, and engage with, critical criminology's "insistence that criminological inquiry move beyond the boundaries imposed by legalistic definitions of crime" and its critique of domination (Michalowksi 1996:11): 1) anthropology can help reveal processes of domination that are pervasive; 2) anthropology can remind us that what constitutes "crime" is culturally specific and temporal; and 3) anthropology can help provide paradigms for better living-allowing critical criminologists to be not just critical, not just prescriptive, but aspirational. A wide range of ethnographic accounts is considered. © 2011, The Western Criminology Review.

Citations Scopus - 2
2010 Brisman A, ''Creative crime' and the phytological analogy', CRIME MEDIA CULTURE, 6 205-225 (2010)
DOI 10.1177/1741659010369956
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 18
2010 Brisman A, 'The waiver and withdrawal of death penalty appeals as "extreme communicative acts"', Western Criminology Review, 11 43-56 (2010)

Since Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153 (1976)-the Supreme Court case that permitted the resumption of capital punishment in the United States-1203 executions have been carried out. ... [more]

Since Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153 (1976)-the Supreme Court case that permitted the resumption of capital punishment in the United States-1203 executions have been carried out. One hundred and thirty-four (134) executions have involved "volunteers" of all races-individuals who waive or withdraw appeals at a point when viable claims still exist in their cases. This paper explores the power struggle between the State and the condemned over the timing and conditions under which an inmate is executed. It begins with a discussion of current public opinion about the death penalty and the ways in which the death penalty has been resisted. Next, it describes capital defendants who elect execution over life imprisonment and considers some of the reasons proffered for waiver and withdrawal. This paper then contemplates whether some instances of "volunteering" should be regarded as "extreme communicative acts" (Wee 2004, 2007)-non-linguistic communicative acts that are usually associated with protest, especially in the context of a lengthy political struggle (such as hunger strikes, self-immolation, and the chopping off of one's fingers). In so doing, this paper weighs in on the larger questions of who ultimately controls the body of the condemned and what governmental opposition to waiver and withdrawal may reveal about the motives and rationale for the death penalty. This paper also furthers research on how the prison industrial complex is resisted and how State power more generally is negotiated.

Citations Scopus - 2
2009 Brisman A, 'Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-income Neighborhood, 3rd edition', CRIME MEDIA CULTURE, 5 228-231 (2009)
DOI 10.1177/1741659008337178
Citations Web of Science - 1
2005 Kushins J, Brisman A, 'Learning from Our Learning Spaces: A Portrait of 695 Park Avenue', Art Education, 58 33-40 (2005)
DOI 10.1080/00043125.2005.11651526
Citations Scopus - 1
Brisman A, 'CODA', Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal, 174165902110422-174165902110422
DOI 10.1177/17416590211042244
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Review (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Brisman A, 'Teaching Facts with New Stories. (2020)
2017 Brisman A, 'Book Review: Hogarth's Art of Animal Cruelty: Satire, Suffering and Pictorial Propaganda. (2017)
2016 Brisman A, 'Peace Ecology. (2016)

Conference (21 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Brisman A, 'Immunity to Environmental Crime, Harm and Violence: An Ongoing Pandemic?', Honolulu (2019)
2019 García Ruiz A, South N, Brisman A, 'Clamouring for Inclusion: A Sound Argument for an Acoustically Oriented Green Cultural Criminology', Ghent, Belgium (2019)
2019 Brisman A, South N, 'Green Cultural Criminology: Developing the Script on Representations of Environmental Crime and Harm.', Gold Coast, Australia (2019)
2019 Brisman A, 'On Necropolitics, Dystopian Literature and Green Cultural Criminology.', Gold Coast, Australia (2019)
2019 Brisman A, 'Immunity to Environmental Crime, Harm and Violence: An Ongoing Pandemic and a Possible Narrative Vaccine: Keynote Paper.', Plymouth, UK (2019)
2019 Brisman A, 'Stories as Constitutive of Environmental Crime, Harm and Protection.', San Francisco (2019)
2019 Smith O, White R, Brisman A, 'Plastic and Ecocide: Green Criminology, Criminal Harm and the Pursuit of Justice.', San Francisco (2019)
2018 Brisman A, South N, 'Toward a Green Cultural Criminology of the "South".', Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2018)
2018 Brisman A, Walters R, South N, 'Southernizing Green Criminology: Human Dislocation, Environmental Injustice and Climate Apartheid.', Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2018)
2018 Brisman A, Smith O, White R, 'Plastic and Ecocide: Green Criminology, Criminal Harm and the Pursuit of Eco-Justice.', Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2018)
2018 Brisman A, South N, Walters R, 'Southernizing Green Criminology: Human Dislocation, Environmental Injustice and Climate Apartheid.', New Orleans, LA (2018)
2017 Brisman A, McClanahan W, 'Peacemaking and Climate Change: Pacification, Lawfare and Liberation.', Mexico City, Mexico (2017)
2017 Brisman A, South N, 'The Criminology of Extinction.', Cardiff, Wales (2017)
2017 Brisman A, 'Cambio Climático.', Bogotá, Colombia (2017)
2017 Brisman A, McClanahan B, 'Police Violence and the Failed Promise of Human Rights.', Cardiff, Wales (2017)
2017 Brisman A, 'Representing Climate Change in an Era of Post-Truth: A Tripartite Criminological Approach.', Philadelphia, PA (2017)
2017 Brisman A, 'Visualizing the Invisible Crime of Climate Change in an Age of Post-Truth.', Montreal, Canada (2017)
2016 Brisman A, 'The Implications of a Trump Presidency for Crime and Punishment: Some Not-So-Humorous Notes on a Script.', Richmond, KY (2016)
2016 Brisman A, 'Representations of and Resistance to Environmental Crime and Harm: A Green-Cultural Criminological Perspective: A Redux', New Orleans, LA (2016)
2016 Brisman A, 'Food Security and Water Security as Pacification.', Nottingham, UK (2016)
2016 Brisman A, South N, 'WATER, INEQUALITIES AND INJUSTICE: SOCIAL DIVISIONS, RACISM AND COLONIALISM - PAST AND PRESENT', CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND SECURITY IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE: SAFETY, SECURITY, AND SOCIAL CONTROL IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES, Ljubljana, SLOVENIA (2016)
Citations Web of Science - 5
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Associate Professor Avi Brisman

Position

Honorary Associate Professor
Newcastle Business School
College of Human and Social Futures

Contact Details

Email avi.brisman@newcastle.edu.au
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