Shale gas development and crime: A review of the literature

Stretesky, Paul and Grimmer, Philipp (2020) Shale gas development and crime: A review of the literature. The Extractive Industries and Society, 7 (3). pp. 1147-1157. ISSN 2214-790X

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This systematic review summarizes the relationship between shale gas development and crime. A comprehensive search uncovered 25 shale–crime quantitative studies published between 2005 and 2019. These outputs suggest the study of shale gas development and crime is multidisciplinary, increasing rapidly and mainly carried out in the United States. When considered in aggregate these studies provide clear evidence that shale gas development is likely to increase crime. A majority of studies find that shale gas development increases total crime, violent crime, property crime, social disorganization crimes and violence against women. We conclude by suggesting that these findings should be considered by policymakers and planners when determining whether and how shale development should be allowed.

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Additional Information: Funding information: The authors would like to thank the Natural Environment Research Council for funding this study under project number R018146 . We would also like to acknowledge Northumbria University for providing the second author with a 2019 visiting studentship. Finally, we thank the reviewers and editor for their encouragement and suggestions and Reviewer 2 for bringing the concept of “toxic masculinity” to our attention.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Boomtowns, Energy Development, Fracking, Green criminology, Hydraulic fracturing, Natural resource development
Subjects: J900 Others in Technology
L300 Sociology
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2022 12:57
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2022 13:00

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