1st Edition

Green and Transnational Crime in Europe and Beyond Synergies and Challenges

    228 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book brings together research and studies in the fields of organised crime and of ‘green criminality’ against the natural environment. By bringing the research traditions of organised crime and ‘green criminology’ into closer proximity and combining contributions on traditional organised crime and ecological crime in one volume, it questions the need to draw artificial dividing lines between criminological sub-disciplines. Including chapters on the illegal trade in cobalt, and in stolen motor vehicles, the illegal dog market, cross-border amber trafficking, deforestation, and environmental harm in the Norwegian industrial salmon farming, the book offers an important rapprochement between studies in organized crime and green criminology, and considers the operational differences between underworld and upperworld criminal economies.

    00 Introduction: Criminal undermining: traditional or “green” crime, 01 Edwin Kruisbergen Laundering the profits of crime. On the facts, fictions and questions you should not (yet) be asking, 02 Melvin R.J. Soudijn Drugs dealers’ suspicious transactions: probabilities, characteristics, and money laundering risks, 03 Klaus von Lampe and Sonja John The trafficking in stolen motor vehicles in the age of ecological transition: the case of Germany, 04 Toine Spapens The Anthropocene and Green Criminology, 05 Ruud Neve and Birgit Zegers International aspects of environmental crime in the Netherlands, 06 Paul Larsson Environmental hubris. Salmon farming, with a licence to pollute?, 07 Petrus C. van Duyne Forest crime. Awareness raising and stemming the tide of deforestation, 08 Brendan Quirke The trade in cobalt – it’s a dirty business!!, 09 Maciej Duda Organised crime in the cross-border amber traffic. Aetiology, phenomenology and combating a criminal market, 10 Joanna Narodowska Criminological and legal aspects of the illegal dog market in Poland


    Petrus C. van Duyne is an Emeritus Professor of empirical criminal law at Tilburg University, Netherlands) and visiting professor at Northumbria University (UK)

    Joanna Beata Banach-Gutierrez is a Professor at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, (Poland) 

    Georgios A. Antonopoulos is Professor of Criminology at Northumbria University, Newcastle (UK)

    Klaus von Lampe is Professor of Criminology at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany)

    Paul Larsson is Professor of Criminology at the Norwegian Police University College (Norway)

    Jackie Harvey is Emeritus Professor at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University (UK)