Environmental Crime in Latin America: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land

Author:   David Rodriguez Goyes ,  Hanneke Mol ,  Avi Brisman ,  Professor Nigel South
Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan
Edition:   1st ed. 2017
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9781137557049


Pages:   313
Publication Date:   02 October 2017
Format:   Hardback
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This book is the first green criminology text to focus specifically on Latin America. Green criminology has always adopted a broad horizon and explicitly emphasised that environmental crimes and harms affect countries and cultures around the world. The chapters collected here illuminate and describe the theft of nature and the poisoning of the land in Latin America through and from processes of agro-industry expansion, biopiracy, legal and illegal trafficking of free-born non-human animals, and mining. An interdisciplinary study, this collection draws on research from a wide range of international experts on not only green criminology, but also social justice, political ecology and sociology. An engaging and thought-provoking work, this book will be an essential text for anyone interested in current issues in environmental crime.

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Author:   David Rodriguez Goyes ,  Hanneke Mol ,  Avi Brisman ,  Professor Nigel South
Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Edition:   1st ed. 2017
Weight:   5.257kg
ISBN:  

9781137557049


ISBN 10:   1137557044
Pages:   313
Publication Date:   02 October 2017
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- PART I. SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSES OF THE THEFT OF NATURE.- 2. The Environmental Damages and Liabilities of Collective Suicide.- 3. The Archipelago of Chiloe and the Uncertain Contours of its Future.- 4. Understanding Environmental Harm and Justice Claims in the Global South.- 5. Mining in Colombia.- PART II. THE TAKE OVER OF LAND AND THE PLUNDERING OF ITS PRODUCTS.- 6. Global Pollution, Multinational Oil Companies and State Power.- 7. A Decade of Social and Environmental Mobilization Against Mega-Mining in Chubut, Argentinian Patagonia.- 8. Agro-Industry Expansion through 'Strategic Alliances'.- 9. The Injustices of Policing, Law and Multinational Monopolisation in the Privatisation of Natural Diversity.- PART III. THE SUBJUGATION OF NON-HUMAN ANIMALS.- 10. The Use and Abuse of Animals in Wildlife Trafficking in Colombia.- 11. Wildlife Trafficking in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.- <12. Biomedical Research vs. Biodiversity Conservation in the Colombian-Peruvian Amazon

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This edition is undeniably an important first step for advancing knowledge about environmental crimes in Latin America ... . The cases in this book include illustrations from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. ... The volume's combination of theoretical reflections with case studies makes for a particularly engaging read that would benefit anyone interested in contemporary environmental problems in Latin America. (Johanna Espin, Critical Criminology, Vol. 26, 2018)


This book provides much-needed breadth and depth to the field of green criminology, which aims to challenge and broaden how we see crimes against the environment, which stand out from other crimes by their extent over both places and time - affecting lands and generations far beyond specific violations. Nowhere is the gap between a crime's impact and its punishment greater than on environmental crime, where even the most serious violations are rarely punished. (Mark Ungar, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, clcjbooks.rutgers.edu, October, 2018) This edition is undeniably an important first step for advancing knowledge about environmental crimes in Latin America ... . The cases in this book include illustrations from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. ... The volume's combination of theoretical reflections with case studies makes for a particularly engaging read that would benefit anyone interested in contemporary environmental problems in Latin America. (Johanna Espin, Critical Criminology, Vol. 26, 2018)


Author Information

David Rodriguez Goyes is a PhD candidate at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, at the University of Oslo, Norway, and a lecturer at the Antonio Narino University, Colombia. Hanneke Mol is a Research Fellow in Environmental Justice at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Avi Brisman is Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, USA, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Nigel South is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

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