Posted Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 11:02am in MJLYNCH's blog

This post addresses the neglect of green crime, victimization and justice within criminology. Other disciplines have long addressed the forms of harm destruction of the environment produces. In general, criminology overlooks these issues. Of importance to that discussion is addressing the ecological destruction capitalism produces, and which it must produce, to fulfill its accumulative goals.

Environment Damage Remains Widespread While Criminology Sleeps

Michael J. Lynch
Department of Criminology
Associate Faculty, The Patel School of Global Sustainability
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 10:57am in MJLYNCH's blog

The Journal of Crime and Justice has published a special issue on political economy and crime. Contributors and topics are as follows: Political Economy and Crime: An Overview (Michael J.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2012 - 3:25pm in MJLYNCH's blog

The website for the International Green Criminology Working Group is now online. Membership in the group is free.

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 11:02am in MJLYNCH's blog

In this post I draw upon environmental lessons offered by Dr.

Posted Monday, July 23, 2012 - 12:01pm in MJLYNCH's blog

The messages produced by non-scientific climate change skeptics are changing.

Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 4:18pm in MJLYNCH's blog

Evidence of Widespread Green Victimization and the Treadmill of Production:

Posted Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 8:36am in MJLYNCH's blog

Herman and Julia Schwendinger have published a new book, BIG BROTHER IS LOOKING AT YOU, KID! IS HOMELAND FASCISM POSSIBLE which thay are making available free of charge.

The book is a political treatise but it may be interesting academically
because of its analytic constructs. It employs their "Janus model" of
governance and a category entitled "customary repression," referring to the
normalized century-old repression of left-wing ideas and policies. It
chronicles the qualitative changes in customary repression from the 1970s
and employs "parallels" (with the rise of fascism in Germany, Italy, Chile,
etc.) to realistically evaluate neofascist developments in the USA. It
points out that "bullshit" is the modus operandi of archconservatives
reviving McCarthyism in American universities. It describes, among other
things, the astonishing expansion of surveillance technology, the "Miami
model" of police brutality, the rise of Occupy Wall Street, and Obama's

Posted Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 10:58am in MJLYNCH's blog

In September of 2011, Lisa Jackson, head of the US EPA, released a statement on enhancing the ozone pollution requirements in the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (

Posted Friday, November 11, 2011 - 1:00pm in MJLYNCH's blog

In this post I examine the recent data on carbon dioxide pollution, the meaning of that data, and discuss the issue of global warming and environmental pollution from a critical criminological pers

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 11:44pm in MJLYNCH's blog

Michael J. Lynch
Professor, Department of Criminology
Associated Faculty, School of Global Sustainability
University of South Florida

Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 5:20pm in MJLYNCH's blog

For those interested in the area of green criminology, the International Green Criminology Work Group has been formed. The groups meets at ASC and other major venues.

Posted Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 9:31am in MJLYNCH's blog

New Incinerator Rule Implementation Postponed By EPA: Obama’s New Conservative Environmental Approach.

Michael J. Lynch
Department of Criminolgoy and
School of Global Sustainability
University of South Florida

The G.W. Bush Administration is widely regarded as having established the worst environmental record of any Administration since the founding of the EPA during Nixon’s presidency. The election of Obama brought great hopes for a redirection in environmental policies in the US. In some ways, the Obama Administration has delivered on those hopes revising, for example, the outdated and fairly stagnant fuel economy standards.

Posted Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 11:16am in MJLYNCH's blog

Historically, babies born in Kettleman City, CA have been healthy.

Posted Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 11:04am in MJLYNCH's blog

Bjorn Lomborg, a noted critic of global warming research and author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist," has altered his position, recently noting that global warming is "undoubtedly one of the chi

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