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United Nations initiatives in preventing environmental crime


White, R, United Nations initiatives in preventing environmental crime, Crime Prevention and Justice in 2030: The UN and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Springer Nature Switzerland AG., H Kury and S Redo (ed), Switzerland, pp. 253-274. ISBN 978-3-030-56226-7 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-56227-4_12


This chapter reviews the nature and dynamics of environmental crime, broad approaches to preventing crimes such as illegal fishing, and the role of United Nations agencies in responding to environmental crime. These UN responses range from collaborative interventions involving government and non-government bodies, to knowledge provision and educational initiatives. The scale of present environmental catastrophes, particularly related to the effects of climate change and the extinction of species, presents considerable institutional challenges to addressing global environmental harms. These are compounded by the political obstacles stemming from the actions and/or inactions of nation-states that impede measures needed to prevent environmental harm.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:biodiversity, climate change, crime prevention, environmental crime, United Nations
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:143532
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-03-23
Last Modified:2022-05-13

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