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Global Environmental Harm : Criminological Perspectives - Rob White

Global Environmental Harm

Criminological Perspectives

By: Rob White (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2010
ISBN: 9781843927969
Number Of Pages: 260

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This book brings together original cutting edge work that deals with global environmental harm from a wide variety of geographical and critical perspectives. The topics covered in the book are global, regional and local in nature, although in each case there are clear transnational or global dimensions.

The book explores topics that provide theoretical, methodological and substantive insights into the nature and dynamics of environmental harm, and the transference of this harm across regions, continents and globally. Specific topics include the criminal nature of global warming, an ethnographic study of pollution and consciousness of environmental harm, environmental destruction associated with huge industrial developments, chaos theory and environmental social justice, de-forestation as a global phenomenon, illegal trade in endangered species, and transference of toxicity.

The collection as a whole reinforces the importance of eco-global criminology as a dynamic paradigm for theory and action on environmental issues in the 21st century. The criminological perspectives presented herein are important both in discerning the nature and complexities of global environmental harms and, ultimately, in forging responses to them.

List of abbreviationsp. vii
List of figures and tablesp. ix
Notes on contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Global problems
Globalisation and environmental harmp. 3
Equatorial deforestation as a harmful practice and a criminological issuep. 20
The global transference of toxic harmsp. 37
Global warming, global crime: a green criminological perspectivep. 62
Specific issues
The Canadian-Alberta tar sands: a case study of state-corporate environmental crimep. 87
The illegal reptile trade as a form of conservation crime: a South African criminological investigationp. 110
The applicability of crime prevention to problems of environmental harm: a consideration of illicit trade in endangered speciesp. 132
The polluting behaviour of the multinational corporations in Chinap. 150
Alternative visions
The indiscriminate criminalisation of environmentally beneficial activitiesp. 161
The big grey elephants in the backyard of Huelva, Spainp. 193
The criticality of global environmental crime and the response of chaos criminologyp. 210
The ecocidal tendencies of late modernity: transnational crime, social exclusion, victims and rightsp. 228
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9781843927969
ISBN-10: 1843927969
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st March 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1