Merging of Green Criminology with Cultural Criminology and its Role for Confronting the Environmental Crisis in the Light of the United Nations Activities

Document Type : Original Article




Abstract: In recent decades, the different aspects of environmental crisis have been depicted. Based on such a dangerous situation, some studies have been made from different perspectives and some solutions in order to protection of life have been put forward. One of them is relating to green criminology suggested by Lynch on environmental issues and crimes against environment, then two other scholars, Nigel South and Avi Brisman, suggested to merge two theories for analyzing problems to make more solutions in this area. Beside the mentioned research, the United Nations, as its mission, has involved in the environmental issues and based on that, some instruments have been approved. In the present research, green criminology has been defined with new approach by descriptive and analytical method and some other analyses have been proposed to justify merging these two theories. In addition, some suggestions have been made to help the environment and the coming generation in the light of international documents. Also some practical solutions based on both green cultural criminal theory and United Nations organization aims for solving environmental crisis will be explained.