Topic outline

  • Animals in Criminology

    Welcome to the Vegan Criminology Classroom

    This classroom and the Vegan Criminology website were developed to help visitors learn about veganism, criminology, and the links between them. In addition to the website, an open access "class" was developed to be included in a presentation at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology. Additional material has been added since then, perhaps too much, but we hope this course is valuable to visitors. 

    Animals in Criminology

    The "Animals in Criminology" class is less helpful as a general learning tool but may be helpful to educators. This class includes a syllabus, which is more of a reading list, for a hypothetical university-level class. This particular class was included in a presentation at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology. In contrast to the "open" course hosted on this site, this course is designed for a more "scholarly" environment. Visitors with the opportunity to integrate topics related to "Animals in Criminology" in high school or university classes are welcome to borrow liberally, although library access will be required to view many of the journal articles included in the syllabus. 

    This course is also presented in outline form, adopting the following principles:

    • Design as a typical 15-week course.
    • Rely on scholarly research, open-access when possible.
    • Include views from a variety of disciplines, including international perspectives.
    • Encourage scholars to adopt and refine.

  • Module 1: Vegan Criminology?

  • Module 2: Animals in Criminology

  • Module 3: Why Animals?

  • Module 4: Human/Animal Suffering

  • Module 5: Using Animals

  • Module 6: Protecting Animals

  • Module 7: Fighting Back

  • Module 8: Food

  • Module 9: Consumers

  • Module 10: Farms

  • Module 11: Farming

  • Module 12: Criminology Discovers Animals

  • Module 13: Wildlife and Poaching

  • Module 14: Change