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Environmental theft and trafficking


White, R, Environmental theft and trafficking, Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal Law, Routledge, N Boister and RJ Currie (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 280-296. ISBN 9780415837125 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2015 selection of editorial material, Neil Boister and Robert J. Currie; individual chapters, the contributors

DOI: doi:10.4324/9780203380277


This chapter examines a selection of prominent transnational environmental crimes that involve theft and/or trafficking of vulnerable resources including illegal, unregulated and unauthorised fishing, illegal logging and the traffic in protected species. It begins by discussing the definitions and nature of transnational environmental crime, and the ways in which these are reflected in various international legal instruments. This is followed by discussion of environmental law enforcement as this pertains to these types of transnational crimes, and the varied organisations and agencies involved in translating legal prescription and proscription into grounded practice. The final section reviews issues relating to environmental crime and courts, and the potential for new legal concepts that might inform the prosecution of transnational environmental crime in the future.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:environmental, theft, trafficking
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:119053
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-07-25
Last Modified:2017-08-03

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