Our faculty supporting the EJ program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice are busy contributing to sustainability and environmental justice through a variety of scientific, scholarly, and artistic productions.  The following is a list of some of our work.


Petrossian, Gohar (2019). The Last Fish Swimming. The Global Crime of Illegal Fishing. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO (Praeger).Rutledge, Jennifer (2016). Feeding the Future. School Lunch Programs as Global Social Policy. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.Hoffman, Joan (2011). The Cooperation Challenge of Economics and the Protection of Water Supplies: A Case Study of the New York City Watershed Collaboration.  New York: Routledge.

Malpede, Karen (2017). Plays in Time. The Beekeeper’s Daughter, Prophecy, Another Life, Extreme Whether. Chicago: Intellect.


Mar9780520273252kowitz, Gerald (2013). Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children (with David Rosner).  Berkeley: University of California Press.

Markowitz, Gerald (2013).  Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution (2nd edition). Berekeley: University of California Press.

Parenti, Christian (2011) Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change  and the New Geography of Violence. New York: Nation Books.

Articles and Book Chapters

Bartlett, Paul, Milena Povov, and John Ruppert. “Integrating Core Sustainability Meta-Competencies and SDGs Across the Silos in Curriculum and Professional Development.” In The SDGs and Institutions of Higher Education: Concepts, Cases and Good Practices, 71-85. Edited Godwell Nhamo and Vuyo Mjimba. Springer Nature 2020.

Bisschop, Lieselot. (2014).  How e-waste challenges environmental governance.  International Journal for Crime, Justice & Social Democracy, 3:2, 82-96.

Hoffman, Joan. (2017) Sustainability and inequality: confronting the debate INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF URBAN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 2017 Access to free online copies
Hoffman, Joan. June  2017. Environmental Justice Along Product Life Cycles: Importance, Renewable Energy Examples, And Policy Complexities. Local Environment. Vol 0 Issue 0.0 Routledge  DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2017.1329285

Hoffman, Joan (2001). Sustainable economic development: a criminal justice challenge for the 21st centuryCrime, Law and Social Change, 34: 3, 275-299.

Kapstein, Helen (2016). “Crude Fictions: How New Nigerian Short Stories Sabotage Big Oil’s Master Narrative.” Postcolonial Text, North America, 11, feb. Available at:

Petrossian, G. (2015). “Preventing illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing: A situational approach.” Biological Conservation, 189, 39-48.

Gohar Petrossian (2014). Explaining and controlling illegal commercial fishing: an application of the CRAVED theft modelBritish Journal of Criminology, 54:1, 73-90.

Petrossian, G., Wise, J. & Pires, S.F. (2015). “Factors Affecting Crab and Lobster Species Subject to IUU Fishing.” Ocean and Coastal Management, 106, March, 29-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.014

Pires, S.F. & Petrossian, G. (2015). Understanding parrot trafficking between illicit markets in Bolivia: An application of the CRAVED model. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice. DOI: 10.1080/01924036.2015.1028951

Petrossian, G., Marteache, N. & Viollaz, J. (2014). Where do “Undocumented” Fish Land: The Characteristics of Ports of Convenience for IUU Fishing. European Journal on Crimin

Jennifer Rutledge (2012). Liberalism and international law: evidence from the Ganges water disputeAsian Journal of Political Science, 20:2, 109-123.

Alexander Schlutz (2018). “Calls in the Desert. Peter Reading’s Climate Change Poetry.” ISLE, 25:4, 786-808.

Visual Art

Milena Popov, Buzzing Calligraffiti (2022), streetnotes vol. 29 “New York City in Transformation.” Ed. Linda Saphan and Jennifer M. Pipitone.

Milena Popov, Rain Dots (2014), Access Denied (2012), Side View (2009), Metamorphosis (2007).

Mary Ting, COMPASSION: For the Animals Great and Small (2015), Endangered! (2016-17), Our Hive is Sick (2020).


Karen Malpede, Playwright and Director of Extreme Whether (Theater for the New City, October 2-26, 2014, La Mama, March 1-18, 2018).

Malepede, Karen. (2016). Hermes in the Anthropocene: A dogologue. Animal Sentience

IMG_4264Film Festival Organization

Lindsey Kayman (former John Jay Director of Environmental Health and Safety), “Environmental Justice Café” Annual Spring environmental documentary film festival at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY. 2013-2019.