A podcast exploring issues in rural crime and society
Green Crime and Environmental Harm
In this episode of Rural Crime we speak with Distinguished Professor of Criminology, Rob White. Rob is an eminent Criminologist having researched a published extensively across a number of areas from crime prevention and criminological theory to youth studies and rural criminology. See more about Rob hereRob is also a pioneer in the field of Green Criminology which examines a broad spectrum of issues including transnational environmental crime, pollution crime, water theft and illegal trade in wildlife. In this podcast we speak to Rob about key issues in Green Criminology and, most importantly, how this field and these issues are related directly to rural communities and rural crime.
Drugs in the Rural
In this podcast Dr. Kyle Mulrooney and Dr. Alistair Harkness chat with Ph.D. student Danielle Stoneberg from West Virginia University about her research on drugs in the rural, and the role of 'redemption' stories. Below you will find links to some of Danielle's research discussed in the vodcast. Global Methamphetamine Trends- An Evolving Problem: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1057567717730104 The interaction of crime & place- an exploratory study of crime & policing in non-metropolitan areas: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057%2Fs41300-019-00072-8 State claims victory against marijuana growers Seizures have dropped drastically in Oklahoma: https://www.oklahoman.com/article/2872268/state-claims-victory-against-marijuana-growers-br-seizures-have-dropped-drastically-in-oklahoma
Rural Criminology in Ireland
In this episode we speak with Dr. Matt Bowden about rural criminology in Ireland. Matt is a senior lecturer in sociology at Technological University Dublin, Ireland. He has taught social theory, criminological theory, policing and security governance and was program leader in criminology from 2011 to 2016.His research interests are in the politics and everyday realities of security, plural policing and crime prevention and is currently researching on rural security / safety, security consumption, police culture and police habitus.Matt is co-editor of the Bristol University Press series Research in Rural Crime with Alistair Harkness. He was Treasurer of the Sociological Association of Ireland from 2012-2017 and Vice-President 2017-2018. Matt is also now Head of Research at the College of Arts and Tourism, Technological University Dublin, City Campus.
Stock theft in South Africa
In this episode we speak with Dr. Willie Clack about rural crime in South Africa, with attention to the serious problem of cattle theft. Willie is a Senior Lecturer at University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika where he has published extensively on issues of rural crime, stock theft, crime prevention and more. Willie is also a farmer himself and serves on a wide range of agricultural institutional boards in South Africa including: Chairperson: The National Livestock Theft Prevention Forum; Vice Chairperson: Red Meat Producers Organisation; Member of the Livestock Identification and Traceability System Forum; National Animal Heath Forum and Red Meat Industry Trust.
Research in Rural Spaces
In this edition of Issues in Rural Crime and Society, we host Jessica Peterson to talk about all things rural research methods. Jessica is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska Kearney. She is also an adjunct lecturer in the Discipline of Criminology at the University of New England and a Research Associate with the Centre for Rural Criminology (UNE). In this podcast Kyle and Jessica cover a variety of topics and issues related to rural research methods, from access and engagement to the challenges and rewards.
In the inaugural edition of Issues in Rural Crime and Society, we host Dr. Alistair Harkness of the UNE Centre for Rural Criminology to talk about all things farm crime.In this podcast Kyle and Alistair cover a variety of topics and issues related to rural crime and from the types and incidences of farm crime to crime prevention and emerging responses.