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Behind most instances of crime and victimisation lies inequality.  From Chiquita Brands, the US bananas producer that massacred its Colombian workers; to Bolsonaro, the president who promoted shooting Indigenous Brazilians; to the racialised conditions of work in criminology, harm thrives in scenarios where some groups can more than others. Considering class, gender, and race, criminologists have long preached inequality's ills. However, we have yet left to theorise the criminology of inequality from the vantage point of the colonised. I thus propose seeing colonial stigmas as a global criminogenic force: colonial stigmas are markers that based on nationality, ethnicity and worldview hierarchize human beings. Stigmas—added to money and political power—increase inequality and facilitate crime worldwide.

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David Rodríguez Goyes is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, and an associate professor at the Universidad Antonio Nariño, Colombia. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Goyes holds a PhD in criminology from the University of Oslo, Norway. He has contributed extensively to the study of North-South global relations, environmental conflicts and Indigenous issues. Goyes is editor of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy and member of several editorial boards of criminology journals. Goyes has a long publication record with titles in English, Portuguese and Spanish. His first sole-authored book, Southern Green Criminology: A Science to End Ecological Discrimination (Emerald), was published in 2019.