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Palgrave Macmillan

Emerging Issues in Green Criminology

Exploring Power, Justice and Harm

ISBN 9781137273970
Publication Date July 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Critical Criminological Perspectives

Green Criminology has the potential to provide not only a different way of examining and making sense of various forms of crime and control responses, but can also make explicable much wider connections which are not generally well understood. As all societies face up to the need to confront harms against the environment, other animals and humanity, criminology will have a major role to play. This book is an essential part of this process.

This edited collection brings together internationally renowned scholars to explore green criminology through the interdisciplinary lenses of power, justice and harm. The chapters provide innovative case study analyses from North America, Europe and Australia that seek to advance theoretical, policy and practice discourses about environmental harm. The book unifies transnational debates in environmental law, policy and justice, and in doing so examines international agreements and policy within diverse environmental discourses of sociology, criminology and political economy.

Emerging Issues in Green Criminology is an essential source for students, scholars and policy makers in this rapidly growing area of criminology, as well as environmental studies more broadly. The international range of contributors include Lieselot Bisschop (University College Ghent, Belgium), Avi Brisman (Eastern Kentucky University, USA), Matthew Hall (University of Sheffield, UK), M.H.A Kluin (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands), Olga Knight (University of Colorado, Denver, USA), Peter Martin (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Hanneke Mol (University of Kent, UK and Utrecht University, Netherlands), Angus Nurse (Birmingham City University, UK), Ragnhild Sollund (University of Oslo, Norway), Nigel South (University of Essex, UK), Paul B. Stretesky (University of Colorado, Denver, USA), Gudrun Vande Walle (University College Ghent, Belgium) and Rob White (University of Tasmania, Australia).

Diane Solomon Westerhuis was a Lecturer in Justice Studies at Charles Sturt University, Australia and is now an independent scholar.

Reece Walters is Assistant Dean Research and Professor of Justice at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Tanya Wyatt is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, UK. Her research focuses on green crimes, such as wildlife trafficking and animal welfare, and these crimes' intersection with organized crime and terrorism. She is currently helping to organise the ESRC Green Criminology Research Seminar Series in the UK.

Introduction; Diane Solomon Westerhuis, Reece Walters and Tanya Wyatt
1. The Conceptual Contours of Green Criminology; Rob White
2. Environmental Victimization and Conflict Resolution: A Case Study of E-waste; Lieselot Bisschop and Gudrun Vande Walle
3. Resource Wealth, Power, Crime and Conflict; Avi Brisman and Nigel South
4. Animal Trafficking and Trade: Animal Abuse and Species Injustice; Ragnhild Sollund
5. Crime and the Commodification of Carbon; Reece Walters and Peter Martin
6.The Local Context of Transnational Wildlife Trafficking: the Heathrow Animal Reception Centre; Tanya Wyatt
7. Shoot Horses Don't They? Policing Wildlife, Perspectives on Criminality in Wildlife Crime; Angus Nurse
8. Environmental Regulation in Chemical Corporations: Preliminary Results of a Case Study Research Environmental Regulation in Chemical Corporations: Preliminary Results of a Case Study Research; M.H.A. Kluin
9. The Uneven Geography of Environmental Enforcement INGOs: National Influence of Wealth on a Global Civil Society and Potential Implications for Ecological Disorganization; Paul B. Stretesky and Olga Knight
10. A Harm Analysis of Environmental Crime; Diane Solomon Westerhuis
11. Victims of Environmental Harms and their Role in National and International justice; Matthew Hall
12. 'A Gift from the Tropics to the World': Power, Harm, and Palm Oil; Hanneke Mol

Lieselot Bisschop, University College Ghent, Belgium
Avi Brisman, Eastern Kentucky University, USA
Matthew Hall, University of Sheffield, UK
M.H.A Kluin, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Olga Knight, University of Colorado, Denver, USA.
Peter Martin, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Hanneke Mol PhD candidate studying for a joint degree at the University of Kent, UK and Utrecht University, Netherlands
Angus Nurse, Birmingham City University, UK
Ragnhild Sollund, University of Oslo, Norway
Nigel South, University of Essex, UK
Paul B. Stretesky, University of Colorado, Denver, USA
Gudrun Vande Walle, University College Ghent, Belgium 
Rob White, University of Tasmania, Australia


"The collection edited by Walters, Westerhuis and Wyatt contains some excellent theoretical essays on the nature of environmental crime and harm, on the role of global capitalism as a major offender, case studies of the management—or lack thereof—of e-waste disposal, wildlife trafficking, carbon trading fraud, chemical pollution. There are some highly relevant discussions concerning the dynamics of regulation and enforcement including the role of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and victims organizations. For those seeking an introduction to the general themes andscope of green criminology, this collection serves as an excellent introduction." - British Journal of Criminology
"Emerging Issues in Green Criminology is an important collection of work that helps move the discussion of green criminology toward fuller recognition of the role power plays in the construction of green crime, their commissions, and the legal and nonlegal responses to those crimes and harms. The result is a work that will become the foundation for expanding the theoretical analysis of power within green criminology, and making power analysis central to green criminological analysis." - Michael J. Lynch, University of South Florida, USA
"What a pleasure to read Emerging Issues in Green Criminology! The editors and authors are to be congratulated for having skillfully woven together twelve otherwise quite disparate chapters into a common project concerned with power, justice and harm. This book confirms that green criminology is vibrant, relevant and here to stay.' - Piers Beirne, University of Southern Maine, USA
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