A Visual Approach for Green Criminology: Exploring the by Lorenzo Natali

By Lorenzo Natali

This publication brings the visible measurement of environmental crimes and harms into the sector of eco-friendly criminology. It indicates how photographic photographs grants a method for eliciting narratives from those who dwell in polluted components – describing intimately and from their perspective what they understand, imagine and think concerning the fact within which they locate themselves dwelling. Natali makes the argument for constructing a visible strategy for eco-friendly criminology, with a unmarried case-study as its significant concentration, revealing the significance of utilizing picture elicitation to understand and improve the reflexive and lively position of social actors within the symbolic and social development in their environmental reports. interpreting the a number of interactions among the pictures and the phrases used to explain the socio-environmental worlds during which we are living, this ebook is a decision to open the eyes of eco-friendly criminology to wider and richer explorations of environmental harms and crimes. An leading edge and fascinating learn, this article is going to be of specific curiosity to students of environmental crime and cultural, eco-friendly and visible criminologies.

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How can the inhabitants of these polluted territories keep together the fragments of such a tragically elusive reality that seems impossible to recompose? As Bernard Harcourt (2006: X) points out, the actual choice of adopting a determinate theoretical and methodological approach does not rest on a “neutral” scientific decision; it is rather an ethical option with consequences and costs (in social and ecological terms) that are relevant to both society and the individual—and to the images we derive from it.

Kearns’ (2010: 242–243) notion of “contextual understanding” is relevant here: “the goal is to construct an in-depth interpretation of a particular time and place through direct experience. ” 2. For an example of how this might apply in green criminology, see Cianchi (2013: 55–56). 3. Environmental activism, as undertaken by those most involved in promoting a sustainable model of development, starts from the actions and contexts of daily life (Pink 2012b: 5). 4. g. Harper (2012: 39–55); McIntyre (2008: 8–11).

We go back into town. While I am observing the satellite picture of Huelva on Google Earth Manolo points out to me that the photo was taken very 3 WAYS OF LOOKING AT THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM 43 recently and, from this new image, one can see some changes regarding the appearance and the extent of the “fosfoyesos” (the polluting basins). Back where I am staying, I discover that there is a demonstration on behalf of the workers of a firm that has recently shut down, making redundant nearly 200 of them.

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