Detecting and Investigating Environmental Crime

The Case of Tjøme Island

Authors: Gottschalk, Petter

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  • Discusses environmental crime by application of the theory of convenience
  • Includes a case study of corporate wrongdoing
  • Focuses on financial motives, attractive opportunities, and personal willingness
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This book discusses environmental crime and individual wrongdoing. It uses the theory of convenience throughout to examine financial motives, attractive opportunities, and personal willingness to explain deviant behavior. This book focusses primarily on the case study of the Island of Tjøme in Norway, an attractive resort where building permits were repeatedly granted to rich people in a protected zone along the shoreline. This book investigates how these crimes were detected and investigated by police over a few years with the help of whistleblowers. It discusses the interplay between the potentially corrupt public officials, professionals like architects and attorneys, and rich individuals, as an interesting and challenging arena for law enforcement. It covers attorneys’ defense strategies, evaluates private internal policing, and provides insights for those investigating individuals involved in environmental crime. It also examines the Vest Tank toxic waste dumping case and the resulting explosion where unusually both the chairperson and the chief executive were successfully sentenced to prison because of environmental crime, unlike many other environmental crime cases where individuals avoid prison. The case studies are drawn from Norway to supplement more well-known case studies from the USA.

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Petter Gottschalk is Professor in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. Dr. Gottschalk has published extensively on fraud examination, white-collar crime, and knowledge management. He has held Chief Executive positions in industry.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Detecting and Investigating Environmental Crime
Book Subtitle
The Case of Tjøme Island
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-74184-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-74184-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-74183-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 286
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations
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