Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law
School:Economics, Finance and Law
Angus researches and teaches in critical criminal justice and redress for social harms, with specific interests in animal law, corporate environmental responsibility, environmental law and human rights. He has written six books, co-authored two and jointly edited two academic collections. Angus is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Email: [email protected]
Professor Angus Nurse, researches animal, environmental, and human rights law, green criminology and critical criminal justice. He was previously Head of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Nottingham Trent University (2021 to 2023) and prior to that was Associate Professor, Environmental Justice and Director of Policing Programmes in the Department of Criminology and Sociology at Middlesex University School of Law. Angus is a member of the Wild Animal Welfare Committee (WAWC), and previously worked for an environmental NGO, and as an Investigator for the Local Government Ombudsman.
Angus’ books include Policing Wildlife (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Miscarriages of Justice: Causes, consequences and remedies (Policy Press, 2018) co-authored with Sam Poyser and Rebecca Milne, Wildlife Criminology (Bristol University Press, 2020) co-authored with Tanya Wyatt and Reparations (Bristol University Press, 2021). His work has appeared in several peer-reviewed academic journals including: Crime, Law and Social Change; Journal of Environmental Law; Men and Masculinities; the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology; the European Energy and Environmental Law Review and Contemporary Justice Review.
Course and module(s) taught at ARU:
Nurse, A. (2023) Preventing Marine Wildlife Crime, Frontiers of Conservation Science, 3. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcosc.2022.1102823
Nurse, A. (2022) Cleaning up Greenwash: Corporate Environmental Crime and the Crisis of Capitalism, Lexington Books. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793600554/Cleaning-Up-Greenwash-Corporate-Environmental-Crime-and-the-Crisis-of-Capitalism
Nurse, A. (2022) 'Contemporary Perspectives on Environmental Enforcement' International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 66(4): 327-344. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0306624X20964037
Nurse, A. (2021) Reparations and anti-black racism, Bristol, Bristol University Press. https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/reparations-and-anti-black-racism
Nurse, A. (2021) ‘Green criminological perspectives on dog-fighting as organised masculinities-based animal harm', Trends in Organized Crime.
Nurse, A. (2023) Policing Environmental Problems, European Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Florence, September 2023.
Nurse, A. (2023) Climate Change and Climate Justice, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Same Problem, Different Day: Recognizing and Responding to Recurring Social Problems (72nd Annual Meeting), Philadelphia, August 2023. (Session Chair and Programme Committee Member.)
Nurse, A. (2023) Wild Animals, Climate Change and the Environment: How Do We Protect non-domesticated animals? Invited /Keynote speaker at Society of Legal Scholars funded annual seminar, Newcastle University and Leeds Beckett University (Newcastle, June 2023).
Nurse, A., (2023) Animal Rights and Legal Personhood, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Oxford Brookes University, June 2023.
Nurse, A., and Wyatt, T. (2022) Wildlife Crime and International Criminal Law, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, King’s College London, September 2022.
Nurse, A., and Gachevska, K. (2022) ‘Environmental Racism: A Criminological Analysis’, Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Conference, Omni Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, US, August 2022. (Also, session Chair)
Nurse, A, (2022) ‘Deconstructing International Crime: The War on Terror and the Crisis of Legitimacy in Jimmy’s Bastards’ Socio Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of York, April 2022. (Co-convenor of Graphic Justice Stream - SLSA York 2022: Streams and Current Topics – SLSA York 2022 (slsa2022.co.uk)
‘Climate Litigation’ international webinar as part of the When Climate Change Intersects Crime international series. 24 November 2022. https://www.sakraplatser.abe.kth.se/sv/2020/12/05/when-climate-change-intersects-crime/
Talking Animals Podcast – May 2022 podcast on Dog Attacks and Defra commissioned research on reducing dog attacks and promoting responsible dog ownership.
Doornbos, E., and Nurse, A. (2023) UK ivory trade ban extended to five more species – here’s why we think it will be ineffective, The Conversation, June 2023. Available at: https://theconversation.com/uk-ivory-trade-ban-extended-to-five-more-species-heres-why-we-think-it-will-be-ineffective-206709
Nurse, A. (2023) Casey review: how the Met police needs to accept that it is institutionally racist and deal with failures, The Conversation, April 2023. Available at: https://theconversation.com/casey-review-how-the-met-police-needs-to-accept-that-it-is-institutionally-racist-and-deal-with-failures-202793