Starvation isn’t an accident of nature. Starving more like wounding—something people do to one another. For many years I was a staunch advocate of criminalizing some forms of famine creation—especially the military measures that create the most extreme manifestations of famine, such as massive outright starvation. Today I am not so sure. The case for a criminology of famine creation is still strong, but turning humanitarian workers into criminal investigators would fatally compromise their mission.