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The Geography of Environmental Crime: Conservation, Wildlife Crime and Environmental Activism


Series: Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology

By: Gary R Potter (Editor), Angus Nurse (Editor), Matthew Hall (Editor)

263 pages, 2 colour & 5 b/w illustrations, 4 tables


Hardback | Aug 2016 | #231543 | ISBN-13: 9781137538420
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The Geography of Environmental Crime critically examines both theory and practice around conservation crimes. It engages with the full complexity of environmental crimes and different responses to them, including: poaching, conservation as a response to wildlife crime, forest degradation, environmental activism, and the application of scientific and situational crime prevention techniques as preventative tools to deal with green crime. Through the contributions of experts from both the social and ecological sciences, The Geography of Environmental Crime deals with theoretical and practical considerations that impact on the effectiveness of contemporary environmental criminal justice. It discusses the social construction of green crimes and the varied ways in which poaching and other conservation crimes are perceived, operate and are ideologically driven, as well as practical issues in environmental criminal justice. With contributions based in varied ideological perspectives and drawn from a range of academic disciplines, The Geography of Environmental Crime provides a platform for scholars to debate new ideas about environmental law enforcement, policy, and crime prevention, detection and punishment.


Chapter 1. The Geography of Environmental Crime; Matthew Hall, Angus Nurse, Gary Potter and Tanya Wyatt

Part I. Perspectives on Conservation Crimes
Chapter 2. Tiger Poaching in Bangladesh Sundarbans; Samia Saif and Douglas MacMillan
Chapter 3. Radical Environmentalism and the Role of Nature; John Cianchi
Chapter 4. Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of the Environmental Activist; Aurelie Sauvant, Wendy Fitzgibbon and Angus Nurse

Part II. Crime Prevention and Detection
Chapter 5. Using Stable Isotope Analysis to Differentiate Between Wild and Cultivated Orchids in International Trade; Amy Hinsley, Emily King and Pablo Sinovas
Chapter 6. 'Do Some Anti-Poaching, Kill Some Bad Guys, And Do Some Good': Manhunting, Accumulation, and Pacification in African Conservation; Bill McClanahan and Tyler Wall
Chapter 7. Keeping the Horn on the Rhino; Elisa Reuter and Lieselot Bisschop

Part III. Critical Perspectives on Policy and Enforcement
Chapter 8. Policy Constructions of Environmental Crime and Grey Economy in Finland; Iina Sahramaki
Chapter 9. 'I Don't See Myself as a Criminal': Motivation and Neutralization of Illegal Hunting by Swedish Norrland Hunters; Emil Rytterstedt

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Gary Potter is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Lancaster, UK. Angus Nurse is Director of Criminology and Sociology programmes at Middlesex University School of Law, UK. Matthew Hall is Professor of Law and Criminal Justice and Director of Research at the University of Lincoln School of Law, UK.

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