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Corruption and administration in environmental protection


White, R, Corruption and administration in environmental protection, Handbook on Corruption, Ethics and Integrity in Public Administration, Edward Elgar, A Graycar (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 174-184. ISBN 9781789900903 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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The impact and consequences of environmental crimes on a planetary scale are growing and are becoming ever more devastating. Such crimes include air, water and land pollution, illegal disposal of electronic waste, wildlife trafficking, illegal fishing and illegal deforestation. Behind the commission of many environmental crimes lies corruption. This can involve specific acts such as bribery in the public and private sectors, embezzlement, influence peddling, abuse of functions and illicit enrichment. It may refer more generally to unethical and self-interested behaviour. The concern of this chapter is with environmental crimes that are associated with natural resource extraction, and that involve some element of corruption in their execution.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
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:143042
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-02-23
Last Modified:2021-05-12

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