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Dr Hanneke Mol

Lecturer in Criminology

Hanneke Mol

Hanneke has a PhD in Criminology (2015) in a dual degree from University of Kent and Utrecht University and an MSc in Criminology (2009) from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Hanneke has researched the social and environmental harms associated with the production of palm oil in Colombia’s Pacific coast region. From a green criminological perspective on the politics of harm, the aim of this research was to contribute empirically to an awareness of the constructions, practices, and the lived and perceived realities of harm related to palm oil production in this context, and to advance criminological debate around ‘harm’ within criminology. Hanneke has previously worked as Research Associate in the Lancaster Environment Centre of Lancaster University on a project that examined the sociocultural determinants of the attitudes of land-based actors and wider stakeholders towards the use, cultivation, and commercialization of perennial bioenergy crops in the UK, and as a Lecturer in Criminology at Northumbria University (2015-2016).  

  • PhD in Criminology (2015) – University of Kent / Utrecht University, dual degree

  • MSc in Criminology (2009) – Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • BSc in Criminology (2007) – Erasmus University Rotterdam

Environmental crime and harm (in particular in relation to agroindustries and the extractive industries); social harm; sustainability issues related to conventional and
renewable energy; climate justice; dynamics and livelihood impacts of land use change; green criminology; crimes of the powerful.

Mol, H. (2017). The Politics of Palm Oil Harm: A Green Criminological Perspective. London: Palgrave. 

Rodríguez Goyes, D., Mol, H., South, N. and Brisman, A. (eds.) (2017) Environmental Crime in Latin America: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land. London: Palgrave McMillan.

Mol, H. (2017). Agro-industry expansion through ‘Strategic Alliances’: The shifting dynamics of palm oil-related dispossession. In Rodríguez Goyes, D., Mol, H., South, N. and Brisman, A. (eds.) Environmental Crime in Latin America: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land. London: Palgrave McMillan.

Mol, H., Rodríguez Goyes, D., Brisman, A., and South, N. eds. (2017). Introducción a la Criminología Verde: Conceptos para nuevos horizontes y diálogos socioambientales.Bogotá: Fondo Editorial Universidad Antonio Nariño.

Mol, H. (2016). “De respetar a las etnias para que sean productivas”: Agroindustria, Daño Social y Ambiental, y Multiculturalismo Neoliberal. Crítica Penal y Poder, 10: 53-82.

Mol, H. (2016). Green Criminology and (Constructions of) Environmental Harm: A Review Essay. Critical Criminology, 24(1): 145-150.

Mol, H. (2013). “A Gift from the Tropics to the World": Power, Harm, and Palm Oil. In Walters, R., Westerhuis, D. and Wyatt, T. (eds.) Emerging Issues in Green Criminology: Exploring Power, Justice and Harm. London: Palgrave McMillan, pp. 242-260.


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