What is Zemiology?

Zemiology, a term rooted in the realm of criminology, means the study of social harm and the structural factors that contribute to it. Unlike traditional criminology, which primarily focuses on criminal law violations, zemiology explores the broader spectrum of harmful actions and their consequences within society.

In zemiology, researchers examine various forms of harm, including environmental damage, corporate misconduct, and social inequalities. The goal is to understand the root causes and consequences of these harms, often caused by systemic issues and the pursuit of profit at the expense of societal well-being.

By shedding light on these less visible but impactful aspects of harm, zemiology aims to inspire social change and policy reforms. It challenges us to rethink our understanding of criminal behavior and encourages us to address the structural forces that perpetuate harm within our communities.