Skip to main content

Dr. Avi Brisman

  • Professor


Contact Information

  • Department: School of Justice Studies
  • Office: Stratton 311
  • Mailing Address: Stratton 467
  • Email:


Avi Brisman is a Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), an Honorary Professor at Newcastle Law School at the University of Newcastle (Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia), and Editor-in-Chief of Critical Criminology: An International Journal.   He received a B.A. from Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH), an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), a J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law (Hartford, CT), where he was a Notes and Comments Editor of the Connecticut Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from Emory University (Atlanta, GA). His books include the Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology (2013, 2020), co-edited with Nigel South; Water, Crime and Security in the Twenty-First Century: Too Dirty, Too Little, Too Much (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), co-authored with Bill McClanahan, Nigel South and Reece Walters; Environmental Crime in Latin America: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), co-edited with David Rodríguez Goyes, Hanneke Mol, and Nigel South; Introducción a la criminología verde. Conceptos para nuevos horizontes y diálogos socioambientales
[Introduction to Green Criminology: Concepts for New Horizons and Socio-Environmental Dialogues] (Editorial Temis S.A. and Universidad Antonio Nariño, Fondo Editorial, 2017), co-edited with Hanneke Mol, David Rodríguez Goyes and Nigel South; The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts (2017), co-edited with Eamonn Carrabine and Nigel South; Geometries of Crime: How Young People Perceive Crime and Justice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); Environmental Crime and Social Conflict: Contemporary and Emerging Issues (Ashgate, 2015), co-edited with Nigel South and Rob White; and Green Cultural Criminology: Constructions of Environmental Harm, Consumerism, and Resistance to Ecocide (Routledge, 2014), co-authored with Nigel South. His forthcoming books include Introdução à criminologia verde: perspectivas críticas, decoloniais e do Sul [Introduction to Green Criminology: Southern, decolonial and critical perspectives] (Tirant lo Blanch, 2021), co-edited with Marília de Nardin Budó, David Rodríguez Goyes, Lorenzo Natali, and Ragnhild Sollund. In 2015, he received the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Critical Criminology. His work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Italian, Portuguese, Slovenian and Spanish.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
CRJ 325White Collar/Crimes of Powrful  Internet Classes Spring 2024
CRJ 374Wildlife Crime  Internet Classes Spring 2024
CRJ 890Crime In FictionM 10:00am-1:00pm Stratton Building 446Spring 2024
Open /*deleted href=#openmobile*/