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The Geography of Environmental Crime: Conservation, Wildlife Crime and Environmental Activism

Edited by: Gary R. Potter, Angus Nurse, Matthew Hall

ISBN13: 9781137538420
Published: August 2016
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This book critically examines both theory and practice around conservation crimes. It engages with the full complexity of environmental crimes and different responses to them, including: poaching, conservation as a response to wildlife crime, forest degradation, environmental activism, and the application of scientific and situational crime prevention techniques as preventative tools to deal with green crime.

Through the contributions of experts from both the social and ecological sciences, the book deals with theoretical and practical considerations that impact on the effectiveness of contemporary environmental criminal justice.

It discusses the social construction of green crimes and the varied ways in which poaching and other conservation crimes are perceived, operate and are ideologically driven, as well as practical issues in environmental criminal justice.

With contributions based in varied ideological perspectives and drawn from a range of academic disciplines, this volume provides a platform for scholars to debate new ideas about environmental law enforcement, policy, and crime prevention, detection and punishment.

Criminal Law, Environmental Law
Chapter 1. The Geography of Environmental Crime
Matthew Hall, Angus Nurse, Gary Potter and Tanya Wyatt.

Part I. Perspectives on Conservation Crimes.
Chapter 2. Tiger Poaching in Bangladesh Sundarbans
Samia Saif and Douglas MacMillan.
Chapter 3. Radical Environmentalism and the Role of Nature
John Cianchi.
Chapter 4. Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of the Environmental Activist
Aurelie Sauvant, Wendy Fitzgibbon and Angus Nurse.

Part II. Crime Prevention and Detection.
Chapter 5. Using Stable Isotope Analysis to Differentiate Between Wild and Cultivated Orchids in International Trade
Amy Hinsley, Emily King and Pablo Sinovas.
Chapter 6. 'Do Some Anti-Poaching, Kill Some Bad Guys, And Do Some Good': Manhunting, Accumulation, and Pacification in African Conservation
Bill McClanahan and Tyler Wall.
Chapter 7. Keeping the Horn on the Rhino
Elisa Reuter and Lieselot Bisschop.

Part III. Critical Perspectives on Policy and Enforcement.
Chapter 8. Policy Constructions of Environmental Crime and Grey Economy in Finland
Iina Sahramaki.
Chapter 9. 'I Don't See Myself as a Criminal': Motivation and Neutralization of Illegal Hunting by Swedish Norrland Hunters
Emil Rytterstedt.