The degrowth movement and crime prevention

Ruggiero, Vincenzo ORCID logoORCID: (2021) The degrowth movement and crime prevention. Crime, Law and Social Change . ISSN 0925-4994 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1007/s10611-021-10003-0)

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Critics of market economies are found among academics, social movements and alliances involving both. One such alliance is constituted by what is known as the degrowth movement, whose analyses of the dysfunctional effects of prevalent economic arrangements and principles relate (implicitly or explicitly) to crime prevention strategies. After briefly examining the concerns of classical theorists such as Karl Marx and Max Weber about infinite growth and its environmental impact, this paper tries to uncover the criminological implications of degrowth and to hypothesize how its strategies can contribute to the reduction and/or prevention of criminal activity.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 34080
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Depositing User: Vincenzo Ruggiero
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2021 16:23
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 17:41

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