1st Edition

Transnational Environmental Crime

Edited By Rob White Copyright 2013

    The essays selected for this volume illustrate the growing interest in and importance of crime that is both environmental and transnational in nature. The topics covered range from pollution and waste to biodiversity and wildlife crimes, and from the violation of human rights associated with the exploitation of natural resources through to the criminogenic implications of climate change. The collection provides insight into the nature and dynamics of this type of crime and examines in detail who is harmed and what can be done about it. Differential victimisation and contemporary developments in environmental law enforcement are also considered. Collectively, these essays lay the foundations for a criminology that is forward looking, global in its purview, and that deals with the key environmental issues of the present age.

    Contents: Introduction; Part I Thinking about Transnational Environmental Crime: Transnational environmental crime: exploring (un)charted territory, Liselotte Bisschop; Conceptualising and combating transnational environmental crime, Glen Wright; The global transference of toxic harms, Diane Heckenberg; Causes for speciesism: difference, distance and denial, Ragnhild Sollund; Dire forecast: a theoretical model of the impact of climate change on crime, Robert Agnew; Where might we be headed? Some of the possible consequences of climate change for the criminological research agenda, Stephen Farrall. Part II Conflicts, Victimisation and the Environment: Cross-national environmental injustice and human rights issues: a review of evidence in the developing world, Francis O. Adeola; Environmental disputes and human rights violations: a role for criminologists, Richard D. Clark; When social movements bypass the poor: asbestos pollution, international litigation and Griqua cultural identity, Linda Waldman; Deforestation crimes and conflicts in the Amazon, Tim Boekhout van Solinge; Toward defining the concept of environmental crime on the basis of sustainability, Ali Mohamed Al-Damkhi, Ali Mohamed Khuraibet, Sabah Ahmed Abdul-Wahab and Faten Abdul-Hameed Al-Attar. Part III Pollution and Waste: Green criminology and dirty collar crime, Vincenzo Ruggiero and Nigel South; Is it all going to waste? Illegal transports of e-waste in a European trade hub, Liselot Bisschop; International waste trafficking: preliminary explorations, Ana KlenovÅ¡ek and Goradz MeÅ¡ko; Conservation criminology and the global trade in electronic waste: applying a multi-disciplinary research framework, Carole Gibbs, Edmund F. McGarrell, Mark Axelrod and Louie Rivers III; Toxic atmospheres: air pollution, trade and the politics of regulation, Reece Walters. Part IV Biodiversity and Wildlife Crime: The ’corporate colonisation of nature’: bio-prospecting, bio-piracy and the development of green criminolo


    Rob White is Professor of Criminology in the School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania, Australia.