Call for Chapters: Green Criminology

About the Book

Green Criminology provides for an interdisciplinary study of environmental crimes. The term first appeared about three decades ago, due to an increase in the frequency of crimes related to environment having disastrous impact on the environment, and the enormous costs that these crimes entail for future generations. The study of green criminology is centered around exploring the relationship between the environment, crime, and justice. This book is thus an attempt to describe the nature and implication of green crimes, explore the relationship between law and ecological justice, study the contribution of international law in this area and the various strategies adopted by different countries to prevent or mitigate the harms caused by green crimes. The book also tries to determine the extent to which present laws and policies have been successful in addressing the issue.


  • Green Criminology Theories
  • Green Crimes: Meaning, Types (pollution crimes, wildlife crimes, etc.), Causes and effects, Issues and Challenges
  • The victimology of environmental crimes
  • Green crimes and International law
  • Environmental Crime and Governance from an Indian Perspective: Issues and challenges
  • Green washing
  • Corporate environmental crime
  • Green laundering
  • Ecocide
  • Organized environmental crime
  • Green Crimes and Climate Change
  • Case Studies in Green Criminology (preferably Indian case studies)

    The above-mentioned sub themes are only suggestive and not exhaustive.

Who can Submit?

Students, Academicians, Researchers, and practitioners are invited to submit

Submission Deadlines

Last date to submit abstracts: 15th June 2023

Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 20th June 2023

Last Date for submission of full papers: 30th July 2023

Guidelines for Abstract submission

  1. An abstract is a single paragraph (not more than 250 words) without subheadings, indentation or references.
  2. It should be a detailed summary of your work that states the problem, the objectives, the methods used, and the major results and conclusions.
  3. It should be single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman.

Guidelines for chapter submission

  1. The Chapter including the abstract and footnotes should conform to a word limit of 3000-6000 words.
  2. The contributions submitted for publication in the book must neither have been previously published nor currently, be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  3. Co-Authorship of one person other than the author is allowed.
  4. The manuscript’s first page must contain only the name of the author(s) and his/her institutional affiliation, professional information, contact details including email and phone number, type of manuscript, and any other relevant information.
  5. All submissions must be sent in .doc or .docx format. 
  6. The body of the manuscript shall be in Times New Roman, font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing and justified alignment. All Sub-headings must be in capitals, bold and font size 14.
  7. Citations shall be in Times New Roman, font size 10, and justified alignment. 
  8. Reference must be provided as “endnotes” in OSCOLA format.
  9. Similarity only up to 10% will be accepted. Submissions should not have any AI-generated content.
  10. The abstract and full paper must be submitted to with subject “Submission: Green Criminology”.

Publisher: The book will be published by Indian Society for Legal Research as an E-book bearing ISBN Number and will be openly accessible for wide circulation.

Publication Fee: INR 1500

Contact:  For Queries contact editors at

About the Editors:   
1. Anushka Ukrani is an Assistant Professor at DME Law School (Affiliated with GGSIPU).
2. Avantika Banerjee is an Assistant Professor at DME Law School (Affiliated with GGSIPU).
3. Amrapalli Sharma is an Assistant Professor at DME Law School (Affiliated with GGSIPU).


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