Environmental Crime and its Victims: Perspectives within Green Criminology

Author:   Toine Spapens ,  Rob White ,  Marieke Kluin ,  Dr. Michael J. Lynch
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Edition:   New edition
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9781472422781


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   28 August 2014
Format:   Hardback
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Environmental crime is one of the most profitable and fastest growing areas of international criminal activity. These types of crime, however, do not always produce an immediate consequence, and the harm may be diffused. As such, the complexity of victimization - in terms of time, space, impact, and who or what is victimized - is one of the reasons why governments and the enforcement community have trouble in finding suitable and effective responses. This book provides a diverse and provocative array of arguments, critiques and recommendations from leading researchers and scholars in the field of green criminology. The chapters are divided into three main sections: the first part deals with specific characteristics of some of the major types of environmental crime and its perpetrators; the second focuses explicitly on the problem of victimization in cases of environmental crime; and the third addresses the question of how to tackle this problem. Discussing these topics from the point of view of green criminological theory, sociology, law enforcement, community wellbeing, environmental activism and victimology, this book will be of great interest to all those concerned about crime and the environment.

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Author:   Toine Spapens ,  Rob White ,  Marieke Kluin ,  Dr. Michael J. Lynch
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 2.60cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.590kg
ISBN:  

9781472422781


ISBN 10:   1472422783
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   28 August 2014
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction, Toine Spapens and Rob White. Part I Examining the Crime and the Victimization Problem: The criminogenic effects of environmental harm: bringing a 'green' perspective to mainstream criminology, Gary Potter; Climate change: a state-corporate crime perspective, Ronald Kramer; The corporation as villain and victim: reflections on privilege, complicity, awareness, and accountability, Mary Clifford; Environmental victims and criminal justice: proceed with caution, Antony Pemberton; Eco-justice and problem-solving approaches to environmental crime and victimisation, Rob White; Victims of environmental crime: routes for recognition, restitution and redress, Matthew Hall. Part II Characteristics of Different Types of Environmental Crime: Trade in 'dirty air': carbon crime and the politics of pollution, Reece Walters and Peter Martin; Oil spills: a persistent problem, Coen van Gulijk; A decade of violations of the Dutch chemical industry, Marieke Kluin and Ellen Jagtman; Illegal e-waste transports: exploring their harmfulness, scale, social organization and governance, Lieselot Bisschop; Camouflage-collar crime: an examination of wildlife crime and characteristics of offenders in Florida, Matthew Crow, Tara O'Connor Shelley and Paul Stretesky; On the relationship between animal victimization and stigmatization of ethnic groups: the case of ritual slaughter, Janine Janssen. Part III Combating Environmental Crime: Invisible victims: the problem of policing environmental crime, Toine Spapens; Project LEAF, and Interpol's work on illegal logging and forest crime, Davyth Stewart; Communities as victims of environmental crime: lessons from the field, Melissa Jarrell and Joshua Ozymy; The treadmill of production, planetary boundaries and green criminology, Michael Long, Paul Stretesky and Michael Lynch; Assessing the partner and media engagement with the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime, Tanya Wyatt. Index.

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'This is an excellent collection that brings together leading scholars in the field of green criminology. The prominence given to questions of harm and justice in the way we conceptualise environmental crimes is a valuable contribution to public debate as is the much-needed corrective to assumptions that these practices are victimless.'Lorraine Elliott, The Australian National University, Australia'This book contains thought-provoking perspectives drawn from theory and practice on a persisting global problem: environmental crime. In addition to important insights on villains and victims , it provides new ideas on what should be considered an environmental crime as well as practical experiences in combatting it. Its multiple perspectives and innovative research questions make it a valuable resource for anyone interested in the topic, not just criminologists.'Christiane Gerstetter, Ecologic Institute, Germany and EFFACE research project (www.efface.eu)'A pioneering work in the new and rapidly developing field of green criminology, this book presents and explores in a well-structured, succinct and lucid manner various factors which set green crime apart from the conventional areas of criminal law and criminology. It explores the many challenges and factors not prevalent in traditional criminal law, and will be of value not only to academic criminal lawyers and criminologists but also administrators and members of the police force; including those involved in the enforcement of transnational environmental crime.'Jan Glazewski, Institute of Marine & Environmental Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa'This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of current issues of the perpetration and victimization of environmental crime in a globalized world. From pollution, e-waste, emission fraud to wildlife crime, the book grasps the many manifestations, assesses the harms, and gives direction for the policing and prevention of environmental crime. This book takes green criminology to the next level.'Wim Huisman, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands'A stimulating contribution with a timely focus, which will help to reverse the perception of environmental crimes as victimless crimes. This book's diverse contributors capably reveal the complex landscape of environmental victims and significantly add to knowledge on the subject. In addition to descriptions of barriers and critiques of current efforts to combat environmental crime, it presents encouraging examples of practical steps to provide redress and work towards greater environmental justice. A welcome contribution for future research and debate.'Charlotte Davies, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), UK


Author Information

Toine Spapens is Professor of Criminology at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and part-time Professor of Environmental Crime, the Police Academy of the Netherlands. His research interests are in environmental crime, organized crime, regulatory issues and international police and judicial cooperation. Rob White is Professor of Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia. He has written widely in the areas of criminology and youth studies, and has a particular interest in issues related to environmental harm, ecological justice and green criminology. Marieke Kluin is a PhD Researcher at Delft Technical University, Safety Science Group. Her doctoral research with the working title 'Compliance and rule violation in the chemical industry' focuses on the relationship between rule violation, compliance, organizational criminology, and safety in the chemical industry.

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