The Glenn Colloquium Series at The John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University presents Why Rural Crime Counts by Joseph F. Donnermeyer, Professor Emeritus, OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources.
This seminar highlights the importance of rural criminological scholarship for issues related to both rural development and food security. It will highlight scholarship on farmer involvement in crime, including organized crime associated with food fraud; the crime impacts of energy development on rural communities and rural peoples; drug production and use in the rural context; and domestic violence, among others. As well, the seminar will briefly review criminology’s historic neglect of rural crime and recent events in the development of a rural criminology. Contributions to a soon to be published Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology will help illustrate important rural crime issues.