Postgraduate Module Descriptor
ANTM109: Animal Criminology
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
Indicative Reading List
This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.
Arluke, A. (2004) Brute Force: Animal Police and the Challenge of Cruelty. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.
Ascione, F. and Arkow, P. (1999) Child abuse, domestic violence, and animal abuse: Linking the circles of compassion for prevention and intervention. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.
Beirne, P., O’Donnell, I. and Janssen, J. (2018) Murdering Animals: Theriocide, Homicide and Nonspeciesist Criminology. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Beirne, P. (2009) Confronting Animal Abuse: Law, Criminology and Human-Animal Relationships. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Beirne, P. (2004) From animal abuse to interhuman violence? A critical review of the progression thesis. Society & Animals. 1:1. 39-65.
Beirne, P. (1999) For a nonspeciesist criminology: Animal abuse as an object of study. Criminology. 37:1. 117-147.
Benton, T. (1998) Rights and justice on a shared planet: more rights or new relations? Theoretical Criminology. 2:2. 149-175.
Cazaux, G. (1999) Beauty and the beast: Animal abuse from a non-speciesist criminological perspective. Crime, Law & Social Change. 31:2. 105-126.
Evans, E.P. (1906/1987) The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals. Boston: Faber and Faber.
Fitzgerald, A.J. (2005) Animal abuse and family violence: researching the interrelationships of abusive power. Mellen Studies in Sociology. 48. Lampeter, Wales: The Edwin Mellen Press.
Francione, G. (1995) Animals, property and the law. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Grugan, S.T. (2017) The Companions We Keep: A Situational Analysis and Proposed Typology of Companion Animal Cruelty. Deviant Behavior.
Hall, M., Wyatt, T., South, N., Nurse, A., Potter, G., and Maher, J. (eds.) (2016) Greening Criminology in the 21st Century. London: Ashgate.
Linzey, A. (ed.) (2009) The link between animal abuse and human violence. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press.
Maher, J., Pierpoint, H., and Beirne, P. (eds.) (2017) The Palgrave International Handbook of Animal Abuse Studies. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Nurse, A. (2017) Criminalising the right to hunt: European law perspectives on anti-hunting legislation. Crime, Law and Social Change. 67:4.
Nurse, A. (2016) A global movement: NGOs and the policing of international wildlife trafficking. Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security. 2:1. 50-61.
Nurse, A. (2015) Policing Wildlife: perspectives on the enforcement of wildlife legislation. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Nurse, A. (2013) Species justice: The future protection of wildlife and the reform of wildlife laws. The Green Criminology Monthly. 6.
Nurse, A. (2012) Repainting the Thin Green Line: The Enforcement of Wildlife Legislation. Internet Journal of Criminology.
Potter, G.R., Nurse, A., and Hall, M. (2016) The geography of environmental crime: conservation, wildlife crime and environmental activism. London: Palgrave.
Roeschke, J.E. (2009) Eco-terrorism and piracy on the high seas: Japanese whaling and the rights of private groups to enforce international conservation law in neutral waters. The Villanova Environmental Law Journal. XX:1. 99-136.
Schaffner, J.E. (2011) An Introduction to animals and the law. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Taylor, N. (2011) Criminology and the Human-Animal Violence Research: The Contribution and the Challenge. Critical Criminology. 19:3.
Warchol, G., Zupan, L. and Clack, W. (2003) Transnational criminology: An analysis of the illegal wildlife market in southern Africa. International Criminal Justice Review. 13.
Wellsmith, M. (2011) Wildlife crime: the problems of enforcement. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. 17:2. 125-148.
Wyatt, T. (2013) Wildlife trafficking: a deconstruction of the crime, the victims, and the offenders. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.