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Environmental Crime in Transnational Context: Global Issues in Green Enforcement and Criminology

Edited by: Rob White, Toine Spapens, Wim Huisman

ISBN13: 9781472469625
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Environmental crime is one of the most profitable and fastest growing areas of international criminal activity. The increasing cross-border scope of environmental crimes and harms is one of the reasons why governments and the enforcement community have trouble in finding the proper responses. Law enforcement cooperation between western industrialized states is often time consuming and problematic, and the problems increase exponentially when environmental criminals take advantage of situations where government and law enforcement are weak.

This book provides an overview of the developments and problems in the field of transnational environmental crimes and harms, addressing these issues from perspectives such as enforcement, deterrence, compliance and emission trading schemes. Divided into four parts, the authors consider global issues in green criminology, responses to transnational environmental crimes and harms, alternative methods to combat environmental crime, and specific types of crimes and criminological research. Discussing these topics from the view of green criminology, sociology and governance, this book will be of great interest to all those concerned about the transnational dimensions of crime and the environment.

Subjects:
Environmental Law
Contents:
Preface
Introduction, Toine Spapens, Rob White and Wim Huisman.

Part I The Global Context of Environmental Crime and Green Criminology: The contested planet: global green criminology, environmental crime and the world, Nigel South
Tackling cross-border environmental crime: a 'wicked problem', Toine Spapens and Wim Huisman
Illegal wildlife trade to the EU and harms to the world, Daan van Uhm
Is green criminology paradigm-breaking? Some reflections on hydrocarbon and resource extraction, crime and criminological thinking, James Sheptycki.

Part II Law Enforcement Responses to (Transnational) Environmental Crime: Addressing transnational environmental crime: the role of intelligence-led policing, Carole Gibbs
Regulatory responses to transnational environmental crime: an overview of choices, challenges and culture, Grant Pink
Transboundary international fisheries crime and restitution for South Africa: the case of United States v Bengis, 2013, Jan Glazewski'
Four problems for specialist courts in dealing with nonhuman environmental victims, Rob White.

Part III Alternative Methods to Combat (Transnational) Environmental Crime: New environmental governance: environmental harms, enforcement and collaboration, Cameron Holley
Deliberative democracy and environmental law enforcement, Giuseppe Rotolo
Deterring corporate environmental crime: lessons from the waste industry in the Netherlands, Karin van Wingerde
Enforcing the European emissions trading system within the EU Member States: a Procrustean bed?, Floor Fleurke and Jonathan Verschuuren.

Part IV (Transnational) Environmental Crime and Criminological Research: Criminal networks and black markets in transnational environmental crime, Lorraine Elliott
Eliciting narratives on the experiences of environmental victimization: a qualitative visual method, Lorenzo Natali
Organized crime and illegal waste disposal in Campania, Pasquale Peluso
Putting our own animals first! On the criminalization of the migration of other than human animals, Janine Janssen.

Index.