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Green Criminology


White, R, Green Criminology, The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice, Palgrave Macmillan, A Deckert and R Sarre (ed), Cham, pp. 617-632. ISBN 978-3-319-55747-2 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-55747-2_41


The primary lens for analysis of environmental crime is green criminology, a relatively new area of substantial and theoretical endeavour within the field of criminology (Hall 2015; Lynch and Stretesky 2014; South and Brisman 2013; White and Heckenberg 2014). Green criminology refers to the study of environmental harms, which may incorporate wider definitions of crime than are provided by strictly legal definitions; environmental laws including enforcement, prosecution, and sentencing practices; and environmental regulation, that is, systems of criminal, civil, and administrative law designed to manage, protect, and preserve specified environments and species, and to manage the negative consequences of particular industrial processes (White 2008a, 2011).

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:environmental harm, environmental laws, environmental regulation
Research Division:Studies in 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:130308
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-01-18
Last Modified:2019-02-07

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