Editorial for the special issue: Critical green criminology goes rural

Environmental crimes, harms and conflicts in rural areas and communities


  • Larissa Bombardi University of São Paulo / Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Anna Di Ronco University of Essex
  • Brunilda Pali KU Leuven


Green criminology, rural criminology, environmental justice, environmental defenders, critical criminology, eco-justice

Author Biographies

Larissa Bombardi, University of São Paulo / Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Larissa Bombardi, is an Associate Professor at Department of Geography – University of São Paulo – Brazil, currently living in Brussels. She is a specialist on the subject of pesticides use for the last 12 years, with dozens of lectures, several published articles and more than 100 interviews given on the matter, in national (Brazil) and international means of communication. She is the author of the atlases: “A Geography of Agrotoxins Use in Brazil and its Relations to the European Union”, launched in 2019 in its English edition in Europe (Scotland and Germany) and “Geography of Asymmetries: molecular  colonialism and poisoning Circle in Trade Relations Between Mercosur and European Union”, launched in 2021 at European Parliament. She is also a member of the National Forum to Combat the Impacts of Pesticides (Brazil) and Board Member of the international organization “Justice Pesticide”.

Anna Di Ronco, University of Essex

Anna Di Ronco, is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the Sociology Department of the University of Essex and Director of its Centre for Criminology. She holds a doctorate in criminology from Ghent University, Belgium. Before starting her PhD, she completed a five-year degree in law at the University of Trento, Italy. Her research focuses on urban incivilities, the regulation of sex work, local-level policing, urban resistance, criminalised eco-justice movements and social media protest. Among her most recent publications, she co-edited a book titled ‘Harm and Disorder in the Urban Space: Social Control, Sense and Sensibility’ (Routledge, 2021).

Brunilda Pali, KU Leuven

Brunilda Pali, is a Senior Researcher at University of Leuven (Belgium). With Ivo Aertsen, she has co-edited Critical Restorative Justice (Hart Publishing, 2017) and Restoring Justice and Security in Intercultural Europe (Routledge, 2018) and is currently co-editing with Miranda Forsyth and Felicity Tepper The Palgrave Handbook of Environmental Restorative Justice (Palgrave, 2022). Brunilda has studied Psychology at the University of Bosphorus in Istanbul, Gender Studies at the Central European University in Budapest, Cultural Studies at Bilgi University in Istanbul, and Criminology at KU Leuven Belgium. She researches and publishes on gender, social, environmental and restorative justice, cultural and critical criminology, and arts.



2022-07-08 — Updated on 2022-07-12