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Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology

Environmental Crime in Latin America

The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land

Editors: Rodríguez Goyes, D., Mol, H., Brisman, A., South, N. (Eds.)

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  • Addresses timely issues such as: mining, pollution, trafficking and biodiversity
  • Discusses a broad range of critical theoretical perspectives
  • Draws on research from expert scholars in the field of Green Criminology
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About this book

This book is the first green criminology text to focus specifically on Latin America. Green criminology has always adopted a broad horizon and explicitly emphasised that environmental crimes and harms affect countries and cultures around the world. The chapters collected here illuminate and describe the “theft of nature” and the “poisoning of the land” in Latin America through and from processes of agro-industry expansion, biopiracy, legal and illegal trafficking of free-born non-human animals, and mining. 
An interdisciplinary study, this collection draws on research from a wide range of international experts on not only green criminology, but also social justice, political ecology and sociology. An engaging and thought-provoking work, this book will be an essential text for anyone interested in current issues in environmental crime.

About the authors

David Rodríguez Goyes is a PhD candidate at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, at the University of Oslo, Norway, and a lecturer at the Antonio Nariño University, Colombia.

 

Hanneke Mol is a Research Fellow in Environmental Justice at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 

 

Avi Brisman is Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, USA, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

 

Nigel South is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Reviews

“This book provides much-needed breadth and depth to the field of green criminology, which aims to challenge and broaden how we see crimes against the environment, which stand out from other crimes by their extent over both places and time – affecting lands and generations far beyond specific violations. Nowhere is the gap between a crime’s impact and its punishment greater than on environmental crime, where even the most serious violations are rarely punished.” (Mark Ungar, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, clcjbooks.rutgers.edu, October, 2018)
“This edition is undeniably an important first step for advancing knowledge about environmental crimes in Latin America … . The cases in this book include illustrations from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. … The volume’s combination of theoretical reflections with case studies makes for a particularly engaging read that would benefit anyone interested in contemporary environmental problems in Latin America.” (Johanna Espin, Critical Criminology, Vol. 26, 2018)
Environmental Crime in Latin America offers an in-depth insight into the dark side of global interconnectedness, the illicit trade in wildlife, the  environmental damages of economic exploitation and the damaging impact these have on local communities. The editors should be congratulated for creating a text in green criminology which focuses on Latin America. Hopefully, others will follow in their footsteps.” (Professor Katja Franko, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, Norway)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land in Latin America

    Pages 1-9

    Brisman, Avi (et al.)

  • The Environmental Damages and Liabilities of Collective Suicide

    Pages 13-30

    Suárez, Cleotilde Hernández

  • The Archipelago of Chiloé and the Uncertain Contours of its Future: Coloniality, New Extractivism and Political-Social Re-vindication of Existence

    Pages 31-55

    Mondaca, Eduardo

  • Understanding Environmental Harm and Justice Claims in the Global South: Crimes of the Powerful and Peoples’ Resistance

    Pages 57-83

    Rojas-Páez, Gustavo

  • Mining in Colombia: Tracing the Harm of Neoliberal Policies and Practices

    Pages 85-113

    Gutiérrez-Gómez, Laura

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Hardcover $149.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Crime in Latin America
Book Subtitle
The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land
Editors
  • David Rodríguez Goyes
  • Hanneke Mol
  • Avi Brisman
  • Nigel South
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55705-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55705-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55704-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 313
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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