Global Environmental Harm
Edited by Rob White
Willan – 2010 – 256 pages
This book brings together original cutting edge work that deals with global environmental harm from a wide variety of geographical and critical perspectives. The topics covered in the book are global, regional and local in nature, although in each case there are clear transnational or global dimensions.
The book explores topics that provide theoretical, methodological and substantive insights into the nature and dynamics of environmental harm, and the transference of this harm across regions, continents and globally. Specific topics include the criminal nature of global warming, an ethnographic study of pollution and consciousness of environmental harm, environmental destruction associated with huge industrial developments, chaos theory and environmental social justice, de-forestation as a global phenomenon, illegal trade in endangered species, and transference of toxicity.
The collection as a whole reinforces the importance of eco-global criminology as a dynamic paradigm for theory and action on environmental issues in the 21st century. The criminological perspectives presented herein are important both in discerning the nature and complexities of global environmental harms and, ultimately, in forging responses to them.
Introduction, Rob White Part I: Global Problems 1. Globalisation and environmental harm, Rob White 2. Equatorial deforestation as a harmful practice and criminological issue, Tim Boekhout van Solinge 3. The global transference of toxic harms, Diane Heckenberg 4. Global warming, global crime: a green criminological perspective, Michael Lynch and Paul Stretesky Part II: Specific Issues 5. The Canadian-Alberta Tar Sands: a case study of state-corporate environmental crime, Russell Smandych and Rodney Kueneman 6. The illegal reptile trade as a form of conservation crime: a South African criminological introspection, Joe Herbig 7. The applicability of crime prevention to problems of environmental harm: a consideration of illicit trade in endangered species, Melanie Wellsmith 8. The polluting behaviour of the multi national corporations in China, Yang Shuqin Part III: Alternative Visions 9. The indiscriminate criminalisation of environmentally beneficial activities, Avi Brisman 10. The big grey elephants in the backyard of Huelva, Spain, Lorenzo Natali 11. Criticality of global environmental crime, disparity of harmful influence and chaos/complexity green criminology/justice, Noriyoshi Takemura 12. The ecocidal tendencies of late modernity: transnational crime, social exclusion, victims and rights, Nigel South
Rob White is Professor of Criminology in the School of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Tasmania, Australia. In addition to this he is the Director of both the Criminology Research Unit and the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.