Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology
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Timber Trafficking in Vietnam

Crime, Security and the Environment

Authors: Cao, Ngoc Anh

  • Incorporates a human security approach into the green criminological framework to systematically reveal impacts of timber trafficking
  • Assesses the harmful effects of the crime on all seven elements of human security: economic, food, health, environmental, personal, community, and political
  • Includes in-depth interviews with a wide range of interviewees including timber traders and forest protection officers 
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This book is the first systematic investigation into the problem of timber trafficking in Vietnam, providing a detailed understanding of the typology of, victimization from, and key factors driving this crime. The book first reveals a multifaceted pattern of timber trafficking in Vietnam, comprising five different components: harvesting, transporting, trading, supporting, and processing. It then assesses the crime’s victimization from timber trafficking. Thanks to the employment of a broad conceptual framework of human security, Cao reveals that timber trafficking has substantial harmful impacts on all seven elements of human security: economic, food, health, environmental, personal, community, and political; whilst being closely interconnected, they vary between different groups of victims. Cao concludes by offering five solutions to better control of timber trafficking in the context of Vietnam, which crucially involve refining the current policy framework of forest governance and improving the efficiency of law enforcement. A wide-ranging and timely study, this book will hold particular appeal for scholars of green criminology and environmental harm.

About the authors

Dr Cao Ngoc Anh is currently Vice Dean of Faculty of Security Staff and Command, People’s Security Academy, Hanoi, Vietnam.


Reviews

“Demonstrating the value of adopting conceptually sophisticated and detailed study of environmental crimes, Cao Ngoc Anh provides a theoretically informed analysis of the dynamics of illegal logging in Vietnam. Close examination of the processes, players, victims and responses reveals complexities and challenges that are of global interest and significance. In the light of the importance of Asia in regards environmental crimes, this book provides vital insights into particular harms and threats to security, and what can be done to prevent these. A must read.” (Professor Rob White, University of Tasmania, Australia)

“Timber Trafficking in Vietnam: Crime, the Environment and Security is a highly original and valuable contribution to both the fields of criminology and security studies. Cao’s typologies of timber trafficking expose new dimensions to a crime that is often ignored by the criminological community. His unique synthesis of this green crime to non-traditional security is a framework that should be tested in other locations. Cao also provides interesting insight into a region where we know very little. An essential read for critical green criminologists and those working in security.” (Dr Tanya Wyatt, Associate Professor of Criminology, Northumbria University at Newcastle, UK)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Global Problem of Timber Trafficking

    Pages 1-49

    Cao, Ngoc Anh

  • Convergence between Green Criminology and Security Studies: the Framework to Examine Timber Trafficking

    Pages 51-104

    Cao, Ngoc Anh

  • The Environment and Forests in Vietnam

    Pages 105-143

    Cao, Ngoc Anh

  • Timber Trafficking in Vietnam

    Pages 145-214

    Cao, Ngoc Anh

  • Impacts of Timber Trafficking on Human Security

    Pages 215-276

    Cao, Ngoc Anh

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64279-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87762-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Timber Trafficking in Vietnam
Book Subtitle
Crime, Security and the Environment
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64280-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64280-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64279-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87762-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 393
Number of Illustrations
19 illustrations in colour
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