1st Edition

Environmental Crime A Reader

Edited By Rob White Copyright 2009
    760 Pages
    by Willan

    760 Pages
    by Willan

    Environmental crime is a topic of growing international importance. This book provides a general introduction and overview of this issue by presenting key articles and source material in the emerging area of green or environmental criminology.

    The focus for the collection is environmental crime, itself an ambiguous concept, and one that has been defined in the broadest terms to include environmental harms of many different kinds. The articles and extracts reprinted in this Reader span a wide range of concerns – from issues of pollution, illegal disposal of waste and logging, through to prosecution of specific environmental offences and crime prevention as this pertains to trade in endangered species.

    The book includes articles and extracts that challenge existing conceptualisations of environmental crime and human rights, as well as those that provide insight into what the 'greening' of research and scholarship means for criminology as a field. The Reader draws upon work from many different sources, and from many different disciplines and perspectives.

    The Reader is divided into three main sections: conceptualising environmental crime; dynamics of environmental crime and environmental law enforcement.

    It is the most inclusive and up-to-date collection of its kind and will be an essential resource for students, academics, policy-makers, environmental managers, police, magistrates and others with a general interest in environmental issues.

    Introduction: Environmental crime and eco global criminology, Rob White.  Studying environmental crime: key words, acronyms and sources of information, Diane Heckenburg  Part One: Conceptualising Environmental Crime  Introduction  1. Crime, ecophilosophy and environmental harm, Mark Halsey and Rob White  2. Criminological semantics: conservation criminology - vision or vagary?, F.J.W. Herbig and S.J. Joubert  3. Environmental issues and the criminological imagination, Rob White  4. The meaning of green: contrasting criminological perspectives, Michael J. Lynch and Paul B. Stretesky  5. Corporate environmental crimes and social inequality: new directions for environmental justice research, David R. Simon  6. Logging and legality: environmental crime, civil society, and the state, Penny Green, Tony Ward and Kirsten McConnachie  7. The World Bank and crimes of globalization: a case study, David O. Friedrichs and Jessica Friedrichs  8. Rights and justice on a shared planet: more rights or new relations?, Ted Benton  9. For a nonspeciesist criminology: animal abuse as an object of study, Piers Beirne  10. An environmental victimology, Christopher Williams  11. Reflections on environmental justice: children as victims and actors, Sharon Stephens  12. Against 'green'criminology, Mark Halsey  Part Two: Dynamics of Environmental Crime  Introduction  13. Environmental crimes: profiting at the earth's expense, Charles W. Schmidt  14. Environmental crime in global context: exploring the theoretical and empirical complexities, Rob White  15. Environmental crime and pollution: wasteful reflections, Alan A. Block  16. Historical context and hazardous waste facility siting: understanding temporal patterns in Michigan, Robin Saha and Paul Mohai  17. Resisting toxic militarism: Vieques versus the U.S. Navy, Deborah Berman Santana  18. The politics of illegal dumping: an environmental justice framework, David N. Pellow  19. The impact of race on environmental quality: an empirical and theoretical discussion, Raquel Pinderhughes  20. Environmental genocide: Native Americans and toxic waste, Daniel Brook  21. The illegal market in Australian abalone, Rebecca Tailby and Frances Gant  22. Lobster poaching and the ironies of law enforcement, John L. McMullan and David C. Perrier  23. Crime, bio-agriculture and the exploitation of hunger, Reece Walters  24. Toxic crimes: examining corporate victimization of the general public employing medical and epidemiological evidence, Michael J. Lynch and Paul Stretesky  Part Three: Environmental Law Enforcement  Introduction  25. Combatting international environmental crime, Duncan Brack  26. Transnational environmental crime in the Asia Pacific: an 'un(der) securitized' security problem, Lorraine Elliott  27. Police, law enforcement and the environment, Kevin Tomkins  28. Strengthening the weakest links: strategies for improving the enforcement of environmental laws globally, Anita Sundari Akella and James B. Cannon  29. When the heavenly gaze criminalises: satellite surveillance, land clearance regulation and the human-nature relationship, Robyn Luise Bartel  30. Reducing the illicit trade in endangered wildlife: the market reduction approach, Jacqueline L. Schneider  31. Corporate self-policing and the environment, Paul B. Stretesky  32. Can criminal law protect the environment?, Helena Du Rees  33. Excuses, excuses: the ritual trivialisation of environmental prosecution, Paula de Prez  34. Environmental crime and the courts, House of Commons, Environmental Audit Committee  35. Thinking outside the 'black box': tailored enforcement in environmental criminal law, David C. Fortney  36. Reducing vulnerabilities to crime of the European waste management industry: the research base and the prospects for policy, Nicholas Dorn, Stijn Van Daele and Tom Vander Beken


    Rob White is Professor of Criminology at the University of Tazmania.