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Professor Reece Walters

Professor Reece Walters

Professor Reece Walters has previously held academic appointments at QUT, The Open University, University of Stirling, Victoria University of Wellington and LaTrobe University. His areas of research interest and expertise include Green and Southern Criminology, Crimes of the Powerful, and the Sociology of Criminological Knowledge. He is particularly interested in the ways in which corporations and governments exploit and compromise the ‘essentials of life’, namely air, food and water for power and profit.

Recent Publications

Walters, R. and Bradley, T. (2019) Introduction to Criminological ThoughtThird Edition. Albany: Longman. ISBN 9781 442527416, pp:338.

Salama, O., Walters, R. and White, R. (2019) ‘In and Against the State – Environmental Activism’, Critical Criminology. 27(3)

Walters, R. (2019) ‘The Greening of Criminology’, in Rodas, A. and Russell, L. (eds) Crime, Deviance and Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Carrington, K., Hogg, R., Scott, J. Souzzo, M. and Walters, R. (2018) Southern Criminology. London:Routledge. 228pp. 135176148X, 9781351761482

Brisman, A., McClannghan, B., South, N. and Walters, R. (2018) Too Much, Too Little. Too Costly.Crime and Water Security in the Twenty-First Century. London: Palgrave. 221pp, ISBN     978-1-137-52985-5

Walters, R. ( 2018) ‘Political Agnosis, Climate Change and Global Dislocation ’ in Agnotology, Power and Harm;The Study of Ignorance and the Criminological Imagination, in Barton, A. and Davis, H. (eds) London:Palgrave.

Couper, A. and Walters, R. (2018) ‘Supply and demand: Regulation and the trade in illegal wildlife’, in Spapens, T., White, R. and Kluin, M. (eds) Environmental Crime and the Money, London: Ashgate.

Brisman, A., South, N. and Walters, R. (2018) ‘Southernizing green criminology:Human dislocation, environmental injustice and climate apartheid’, Power, Justice and Resistance. 3(3).

Brisman, A., South, N. and Walters, R. (2018) ‘Climate Apartheid and Environmental Refugees’, in Carrington, K, Hogg, R., Scott, J. and Souzo, M (eds) The Handbook of Southern Criminology. London: Routledge.

Walters, R. (2017) ‘Food Crime and Genetic Technologies’, in Hinch, R. and Gray, A. (eds) The Handbook of Food Crime:Immoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do about Them. Bristol: Policy

Johnson, H., South, N. and Walters, R. (2017) ‘Eco crime and fresh water’,   in Hall, M., Wyatt, T, South, N., Nurse, A., and Potter, G. (Eds.) Greening Criminology in the 21st Century : Contemporary Debates and Future Directions in the Study of Environmental Harm. (pp. 133-146). Taylor and Francis, London. 

Walters, R. (2017) ‘Eco crime and green activism’, in Bergin, T. and Orlando, E. (Eds.) Forging a Socio-Legal Approach to Environmental Harms. Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 73-100.

Walters, R. (2017) ‘Green Criminologies’, in Carlen, P. and Denardi, V. (eds) Alternative Criminologies. London:Palgrave. Pp:225-243

Johnson, H. and Walters, R. (2017) ‘Eco Crime and the Silent Tsunami’, Hanneke, M. Rodríguez Goyes, D., Brisman, A., South, S. “Introducción a la Criminología Verde: Conceptos para la Comprensión de los Conflictos Socioambientales” (which translates as “Introduction to Green Criminology: Concepts for an Understanding of Socio-Environmental Conflicts”). London:Routledge. Pp.245-273

Walters, R. (2017) ‘Criminologias verde. In Carlen and Franca, L. (eds) Criminologias Alternativas. Brazail:Canal Ciencias Criminais.

Drake, D. and Walters, R. (2017) ‘Deviant Knowledge’, in Brisman, A., Carrabine, E. and South, N. (eds) The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts. London: Routledge.

Johnson, H., South, N. and Walters, R. (2016) ‘The commodification and exploitation of fresh water. Property, human rights and green criminology’, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 44, pp. 146-162.

O’Sullivan, C. and Walters, R. (2016) Criminology, war and environmental despoliation’, in McGarry, R. and Walklate, S. (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and War (pp. 79-96)Palgrave Macmillan UK, London.

Johnson, H., South, N. and Walters, R. (2016) ‘Environmental crime, human rights and green criminology’, in Weber, L., Fishwick, E., and Marmo, M. (Eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights. (pp:210-219). Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon.

Drake, D. and Walters, R. (2015) ‘Crossing the line: Criminological expertise, policy advice and the “quarrelling society”’, Critical Social Policy. 35(3): 414-433.

Hamman, E., Walters, R. and Maguire, R. (2015) ‘Environmental Crime and Specialist Courts:The Case for a ‘One-Stop (judicial) Shop’ in Queensland’, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 27(1):44-61.

Sarre, R., Carrington, K., and Walters, R. (2015) ‘Outdated Journal Rankings and the ERA Exercise’, Pacificrim, 12(1): 4-5.

Walters, R. (2015) ‘Boycott, resistance and the role of the deviant voice.’ Criminal Justice Matters102(1), pp. 4-5.

Walters, R. & Johnson, H. (2014). ‘Food Security’. In M. Gill (Ed.), The handbook of security. London, UK: Palgrave. pp: 75-92.

Walters, R. & Martin, P. (2014). “Trade in ‘dirty air’: Carbon crime and the politics of pollution”. Spapens. A., Klein, M. And White, R. (eds) Environmental Crime and its Victims. (pp.121-132). Aldershot:Ashgate

Walters, R. (2014). ‘Organized crime and the environment. In G. Bruinsma & D. Weisburd (Eds.), Encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice (pp. 3368-3375). New York, NY: Springer.

Walters, R. (2014) ‘Air Pollution and Invisible Violence’, in Davies, P., Francis, P. and Wyatt, T. (Eds) Invisible Crimes and Social Harms. (pp. 203-222). London: Palgrave.

Walters, R. (2014) ‘Government manipulation of criminological knowledge and polies of deceit’. In DeKeseredy, W. and Dragiewicz, M. (Eds) Critical Criminology:Critical Issues in Criminological Research. (pp.45-59). London: Routledge.

Walters, R. and Martin, P. (2014) ‘Crime and carbon trading’, In Sorvatzioti, D., Antonopolous, G., Papanicolaou, G. and Sollund, R. (Eds) Critical Views on Crime, Policy and Social Control. (pp. 170-183). Cyprus: University of Nicosia Press.

Walters, R., Westerhuis, D. and Wyatt, T.(eds) (2013) Green Criminology – power, harm and justice. London: Palgrave McMillan. pp. 256.

Martin, P. & Walters, R. (2013). Fraud risk and the visibility of carbon. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 2(2): 27-42.

Walters, R. (2013). Transnational organised environmental crime. Australian Environmental Review, 28(5): 576-578.

Walters, R. & Westerhuis, D. (2013). Green crime and the role of environmental courts. Crime, Law and Social Change, 59(2): 135-152

Rowe, E. & Walters, R. (2013). Globalization and borders: Death at the global frontier. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. 2(2) 60-65.

Walters, R. (2013). ‘Eco crime’. In E. McLaughlin & J. Muncie (Eds.), The Sage Dictionary of Criminology (3rd ed.) (pp. 155-157). London, UK: SAGE Publications.

Walters, R. (2013). ‘Social defence theory’. In E. McLaughlin & J. Muncie (Eds.), The Sage Dictionary of Criminology (3rd ed.) (pp. 425-426). London, UK: SAGE Publications.

Walters, R. (2013). ‘Toxic atmospheres and air pollution’. In R. White (Ed.), Transnational environmental crime (pp. 321-341). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Walters, R. (2013). ‘Crime, bio-agriculture and the exploitation of hunge’r. In R. White (Ed.), Transnational environmental crime (pp. 359-378). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Wyatt, T., Westerhuis, D., & Walters, R. (2013). ‘Introduction’. In R. Walters, D. Westerhuis, & T. Wyatt (Eds.), Emerging issues in green criminology: Exploring power, justice and harm (pp. 1-16)London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Walters, R. & Martin, P. (2013). ‘Crime and the commodification of carbon’. In R. Walters, D. Westerhuis, & T. Wyatt (Eds.), Emerging issues in green criminology:Exploring power, justice and harm (pp. 93-104)London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Walters, R. (2013). ‘Eco mafia and environmental crime’. In K. Carrington, M. Ball, E. O’Brien, & J. Tauri (Eds.), Crime, justice and social democracy (pp. 281-294). London, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.

May 1, 2019

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