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Environmental Crime and its Victims: Perspectives within Green Criminology (eBook)

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Edited by: Toine Spapens, Rob White, Marieke Kluin

ISBN13: 9781317142324
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: eBook (ePub)
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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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Preface and acknowledgements
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 victimization, 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.