Research

Climate change & crime

Prompted by her research on understanding the onset of maritime piracy in Somalia that identified the sociological effects of environmental damage to the country’s coastline, Twyman-Ghoshal has been particularly interested in environmental harm and green criminology. Her recent research has focused on understanding the nexus between climate change, crime, and social harm.

Related publications

MEDIA REPRESENTATION OF THE NEXUS BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE AND CRIME (In press)

With E. Patten and E. Ciaramella.

BIG OIL AND ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE: A TRUE CRIME STORY (Book Manuscript in Preparation; Expected 2021)

With N.Passas.

Contemporary Maritime Piracy Project & Understanding Somali Piracy

The research on maritime piracy began with Twyman-Ghoshal's work at the ICC International Maritime Bureau. In her dissertation, she focused on understanding the sociological context for Somali maritime piracy and creating a comprehensive piracy database (the Contemporary Maritime Piracy Database - CMPD©2020). She has continued adding to the CMPD, which currently has three waves from 1991-2018. Her research on Somalia has developed to look at the nexus of environmental crime and maritime piracy and understanding the extraterritorial prosecutions of Somalis accused of piracy.

Contemporary Maritime Piracy Database

Related publications

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (2019)

In P. Reichel’s (Ed.), Global Crime: An Encyclopedia of Cyber Theft, Drug Smuggling, Human Trafficking, Weapons Sales, and other Illicit International Activities. ABC-CLIO.

Somali Maritime Predation: Traditional Piracy or a New Form of Terrorism? (2018)

In J. Windle, J. Morrison, A. Winter & A. Silke’s (Eds.), Historical Perspectives on Organised Crime and Terrorism. Routledge.

STATE AND CORPORATE DRIVERS OF GLOBAL DYSNOMIE: HORRENDOUS CRIMES AND THE LAW (2015)

With N. Passas, in G. Barak (Ed.), Routledge International Handbook on the Crimes of the Powerful. Routledge

The Changing Nature of Contemporary Maritime Piracy: Results from the Contemporary Maritime Piracy Database 2001-2010 (2014)

With G. Pierce, British Journal of Criminology, 54(4), 652-672.

Contemporary piracy research in criminology: A review essay with directions for future research (2014)

International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 38 (3), 281-303.

Routledge Social Science Most Read 2014

Dysnomie and the contemporary maritime piracy challenge (2014)

In E. Plywaczewski (Ed.), Current problems of the penal law and criminology. C.H.Beck.

Documenting Contemporary Maritime Piracy: Contemporary Maritime Piracy Database 2001-2010 (2014)

For http://piracy-studies.org

Controlling Piracy in Southeast Asia – Thinking Outside the Box (2012)

With N. Passas in R.C. Beckman and J.A. Roach (Eds.), Piracy and International Maritime Crimes in ASEAN: Prospects for Cooperation. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Critical Perspectives on Terrorism

Twyman-Ghoshal studies the use of violence in furtherance of political goals by state and non-state actors. Her past research explored the intersection of maritime piracy and terrorism. Currently, she is applying macro sociological theories to explain political violence.

Related publications

Terrorism and Global Anomie Theory (Article in Preparation)

With N. Passas.

SOMALI MARITIME PREDATION: TRADITIONAL PIRACY OR A NEW FORM OF TERRORISM?(2018)

In J. Windle, J. Morrison, A. Winter & A. Silke’s (Eds.), Historical Perspectives on Organised Crime and Terrorism. Routledge

Developing Criminological Theory

Twyman-Ghoshal is a theory nerd and is particularly interested in sociological and critical criminology. She is currently working on a book with Nikos Passas on theoretical explanations of white-collar crime, which is slated to be published in 2022 by the University of California Press in the ‘Criminology Explains’ series

Related publications

CRIMINOLOGY EXPLAINS WHITE COLLAR CRIME (Book Manuscript in Preparation; Expected 2022)

With N. Passas, University of California Press.

GLOBAL ANOMIE THEORY (2021)

In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Oxford University Press.

Crimes of the Powerful: A Global Perspective (2019)

In M. Natarajan’s (Ed.), International and Transnational Crime and Justice: An Anthology. Cambridge University Press.

From the American Dream to a Global Dream (2010)

With D. Rousseau in G. Tamene, W.T. Bagatelas, D. Reichardt, & B.S. Sergi. (Eds.), Studies in Contemporary International Relations and Politics. Opladen: Budrich UniPress.

The Chagos Archipelago Project

The Chagos archipelago project investigates the various crimes and social harms committed by powerful nation states. The research has identified an example of state co-offending in the form of the re-colonizing of the archipelago and the forced eviction of an indigenous population. The project also explores the shortfalls of the international criminal justice system in dealing with these extraordinary state crimes.

Related publications

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND EXTRAORDINARY STATE CRIME: THE CASE OF THE BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY (Article in Preparation)

With K. Wahrer.

STATE AND CORPORATE DRIVERS OF GLOBAL DYSNOMIE: HORRENDOUS CRIMES AND THE LAW  (2015)

With N. Passas in G. Barak (Ed.), Routledge International Handbook on the Crimes of the Powerful. Routledge.

CONSULTANCIES

Channel 4, 20/12/2020, Interviewed for ‘Luxury Cruises: From Boom to Bust’.

Twyman-Ghoshal, A. (2018). Massachusetts Department of Public Health Gun Violence Prevention RFI 192829. Commissioned by Health Resources in Action, USA.

Pro Publica, 21/05/2015, Interviewed for 'Cruise Control’.

Twyman-Ghoshal, A. (2004). The Case for Due Diligence in Documentary Credit Transactions. Commissioned by the International Chamber of Commerce Commercial Crime Services, UK.

PROGRESSIVE PEDAGOGY

ANTIRACIST & DECOLONIZED TEACHING: A CALL TO ACTION (2020)

With D. Carkin Lacorazza. In American Society of Criminology The Criminologist Lead Article.

STRATEGIES FOR ANTIRACIST & DECOLONIZED TEACHING. (in progress)

With D. Carkin Lacorazza. Submitted to Faculty Focus.


Other publications

My Story As a Child Migrant (2019)

Editorial published with Boston’s National Public Radio.

Exploring the Boundaries of International Criminal Justice (2012)

Book Review of R. Henham and M. Findlay’s Exploring the Boundaries of International Criminal Justice, International Criminal Justice Review, 22(3).

Reintegration of Rehabilitation: Making people happy (2008)

Book Review of T. Ward and S. Maruna’s, Key Ideas in Criminology: Rehabilitation, Crime, Law and Social Change, 50(4-5).

EU moves along the path to security (2004)

Commercial Crime International, 22(4).

Corruption, Fraud and Organized Crime in the Emerging Baltic Economies (2005)

In B. S. Sergi and W. T. Bagatelas (Eds.), Ethical Implications if Post-Communist Transition Economics and Politics in Europe. IURA.