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Green Criminology: An Introduction to the Study of Environmental Harm


By: Rob White(Author), Diane Heckenberg(Author)

344 pages, tables


Paperback | Jan 2014 | #210333 | ISBN-13: 9780415632102
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Hardback | Feb 2014 | #212131 | ISBN-13: 9780415632096
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About this book

Over the past ten years, the study of environmental harm and 'crimes against nature' has become an increasingly popular area of research amongst criminologists. Green Criminology represents the first international, comprehensive and introductory text for green criminology, offering a concise exposition of theory and concepts and providing extensive geographical coverage, diversity and depth to the many issues pertaining to environmental harm and crime.

Divided into three sections, Green Criminology draws on a range of international case studies and examples, and looks at the conceptual and methodological foundations of green criminology, before examining in detail areas of environmental crime and harm, and how they are addressed, including:

- Climate change and social conflict
- Abuse and harm to animals
- Threats to biodiversity
- Pollution and toxic waste
- Environmental victims
- Environmental regulation, law enforcement and courts
- Environmental forensic studies
- Environmental crime prevention

Green Criminology is packed with pedagogical features, including dialogue boxes, case examples, discussion questions, and lists of further reading and is perfect for students around the world engaged with green criminology and crime against the environment.

"The significance of the issues discussed in this book has been evident since the 1970s, and a textbook which considers green criminology and environmental harms is much needed. This book is long overdue."
– Diane Westerhuis, Lecturer at Charles Stuart University, Australia



Introduction P

Part 1: Conceptual and Methodological Foundations
1.Green Criminology and Environmental Crime
2. Eco-global Criminology and Transnational Environmental Crime
3. Eco-Justice and Ecocide
4. Dimensions of Environmental Crime
5. Researching Environmental Harm

Part 2: Transgression and Victimisation
6. Climate Change and Social Conflict
7. Abuse and Harm to Animals
8. Threats to Biodiversity
9. Pollution and Toxic Waste
10. Environmental Victims

Part 3: Intervention and Prevention
11. Environmental Regulation
12. Environmental Law Enforcement
13. Environmental Forensic Studies
14. Environmental Courts
15. Environmental Crime Prevention


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Rob White is Professor of Criminology at the University of Tasmania, Australia and author of Crimes Against Nature, Global Environmental Harm, Environmental Crime: A Reader, and Transnational Environmental Crime all published by Routledge.

Diane Heckenberg is a Research Associate in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania, Australia and recently completed a PhD on toxic toys and the transference of harm.

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