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Eco-global Crimes
Contemporary Problems and Future Challenges

ISBN 9781138271548
Published September 30, 2016 by Routledge
332 Pages

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Book Description

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.



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.


'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