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Exploring Green Criminology: Toward a Green Criminological Revolution

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ISBN13: 9781472418067
Published: May 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00
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Few criminologists have drawn attention to the fact that widespread and significant forms of harm such as green or environmental crimes are neglected by criminology. Others have suggested that green crimes present the most important challenge to criminology as a discipline.

This book argues that criminology needs to take green harms more seriously and to be revolutionized so that it forms part of the solution to the large environmental problems currently faced across the world. It asks how criminology should be redesigned to consider green/environmental harm as a key area of study in an era where destruction of the earth and the world's ecosystem is a major concern and examines why this has remained unaccomplished so far.The chapters in this book apply an environmental frame of reference underlying a green approach to issues which can be addressed from within criminology and which can encourage criminologists and environmentalists to respond and react differently to environmental crime.

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Criminology, Environmental Law
Toward a green criminological revolution
Defining the parameters of the problem
Science and a green frame of reference
Toward a typology of green criminology
Green victimology
Green behaviorism: the effects of environmental toxins on criminal behavior
The life course trajectories of chemical pollutants
Green criminology and the treadmill of production: a political economy of environmental harm
A green criminological approach to social disorganization
The end of crime, or the end of old fashioned criminology?, Appendix