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Global Warming and Criminological Theory and Practice


White, R, Global Warming and Criminological Theory and Practice, Criminology and Public Policy: Putting Theory to Work, Temple University Press, SH Decker and KA Wright (ed), Philedelphia, pp. 63-84. ISBN 978-1-4399-1658-2 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Addressing potential climate-related crimes has implications for law reform, policy development within criminal justice agencies, and contemporary environmental management practices. The aim of this chapter is to elaborate on what criminology offers conceptually (e.g., concepts such as ecocide, general strain theory, state-corporate crime) and practically (e.g., situational crime prevention, environmental law enforcement) in relation to global warming and its consequences (that include old crimes such as trafficking and assaults and new crimes such as water theft and carbon emission scheme fraud). These issues, in turn, can be framed and responded to by suitable policy and intervention strategiesóbut only if the political will is there.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:global warming, crime theory, crime practice
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:Criminal justice
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:130296
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-01-18
Last Modified:2019-02-05

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