ESC Mini-Series 1: Climate Change from a Southern Perspective

In this episode Dr Lauren Dempster interviews Dr David Rodriguez Goyes (University of Oslo) about his research on climate change from a southern perspective.

David tells us about the impact of climate change in the Global South and how criminology has to date responded to climate change. He considers how criminology’s response to climate change has, until now, been shaped by the traditional global dynamics of knowledge production. David then highlights the potential for a Southern Green Criminology to better engage with the lived realities of climate change for those most affected.

This episode is the first in a special series of LawPod recorded at the European Society of Criminology conference in Malaga in September 2022. For the remaining episodes in the series please follow the link

Relevant publications:

Goyes, D.R., Abaibira, M.A., Baicué, P. et al. (2021) Southern Green Cultural Criminology and Environmental Crime Prevention: Representations of Nature Within Four Colombian Indigenous Communities. Critical Criminology 29, 469–485.

Goyes, D. R. South, N., Abaibira, M.A. et al. (2021) Genocide and Ecocide in Four Colombian Indigenous Communities: The Erosion of a Way of Life and Memory. British Journal of Criminology 61(4), 965-984.

Goyes, D. R. (2019). A southern green criminology: Science against ecological discrimination. Bingley: Emerald.

Goyes, D. R. (2020). “Little development, few economic opportunities and many difficulties”: Climate change from a local perspective. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 9(2).

Goyes, D. R., Sollund, R., & South, N. (2019). Introduction to the special issue: Toward global green criminological dialogues: Voices from the Americas and Europe. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 8(2), 1–5.

You can learn more about David’s work here: 

Work of other scholars discussed in this episode:

Agozino, B. (2004) Imperialism, crime and criminology: Towards the decolonisation of criminology. Crime, Law and Social Change 41, 343-358.

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