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Eco-global Crimes

Contemporary Problems and Future Challenges, 1st Edition

By Ragnhild Sollund

Edited by Rune Ellefsen


332 pages

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Building on knowledge within the fields of green and eco-global criminology, this book uses empirical and theoretical arguments to discuss the multi-dimensional character of eco-global crime. It provides an overview of eco-global crimes and discusses them from a justice perspective. The persistence of animal abuse and speciesism are also examined together with policies aimed at controlling the natural world and plant species. Pollution by large corporations, rights of indigenous peoples and the damage caused by the mineral extraction are also considered. Providing new ideas and insights which will be relevant on a global scale, this book is an interesting and useful study of the exploitation of nature and other species. It will be invaluable for students and scholars globally, working within or connected to the field of green and eco-global criminology. The book will also be important for the participants of various social movements, especially the environmental and animal advocacy movements.


'Green scholars, students and activists will find this anthology a landmark of inspiration. It is a significant advance in our understanding of numerous aspects of eco-global harms and crimes including, especially, those we continue to commit against our fellow creatures on tiny planet Earth.' Piers Beirne, University of Southern Maine, USA 'Environmental harms and crimes have global and local significance but we need to demonstrate this through analytical, practical and interdisciplinary work on a region-by-region basis. This collection of original essays is a major contribution to this endeavour. It is warmly welcomed and enthusiastically recommended.' Nigel South, University of Essex, UK "Eco-global Crimes is an important entry into the green criminological literature and provides a timely discussion of the current state of the field and the need for its development. Across its 15 chapters Eco-Global Crimes maps various aspects of green criminological debate identifying both the important theoretical perspectives that set green criminology apart from mainstream criminological thought, but crucially also considering areas where a green perspective can and should be applied to mainstream criminal justice issues." Criminal Law & Criminal Justice Books ’Those seeking a detailed survey of green or eco-global criminology with a particular focus on harm to non-human species will find this an inspiring collection.’ British Journal of Criminology

About the Author/Editor

Guri Larsen and Ragnhild Sollund are Professors of Criminology at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo. Rune Ellefsen is a PhD candidate also at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo. They have all conducted research and studies in the field of eco-global criminology, and have diverse professional backgrounds. The editors are members of the Nordic research project 'Green criminology in the Nordic countries', which is headed by Larsen and run by Ellefsen.

About the Series

Green Criminology

Green Criminology
Now two decades old, green criminology - the study of environmental harm, crime, law, regulation, victimization, and justice - has increasing relevance to contemporary problems at local, national, and international levels. This series comes at a time when societies and governments worldwide seek new ways to alleviate and deal with the consequences of various environmental harms as they relate to humans, non-human animals, plant species, and the ecosystem and its components. Green criminology offers a unique theoretical perspective on how human behavior causes and exacerbates environmental conditions that threaten the planet's viability. Volumes in the series will consider such topics and controversies as corporate environmental crime, the complicity of international financial institutions, state-sponsored environmental destruction, and the role of non-governmental organizations in addressing environmental harms. Titles will also examine the intersections between green criminology and other branches of criminology and other areas of law, such as human rights and national security. The series will be international in scope, investigating environmental crime in specific countries as well as comparatively and globally. In sum, by bringing together a diverse body of research on all aspects of this subject, the series will make a significant contribution to our understanding of the dynamics between the natural world and the quite imperfect human world, and will set the stage for the future study in this growing area of concern.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Environmental