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The Foundations of Eco-global Criminology


White, R, The Foundations of Eco-global Criminology, Eco-global Crimes: Contemporary Problems and Future Challenges, Ashgate, R Ellefsen, R Sollund and G Larsen (ed), Surrey, England, pp. 15-32. ISBN 9781409434924 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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A concern with environmental crime inevitably leads the analytical gaze to acknowledge the fusion of the local and the global, and to ponder the ways in which such harms transcend the normal boundaries of jurisdiction, geography and social divide. This observation is important because so much environmental harm is intrinsically transnational. Contemporary discussions of environmental crime, for example, deal with issues such as the illegal transport and dumping of toxic waste, the illegal traffic in radioactive or nuclear substances, the proliferation of 'e'-waste generated by the disposal of tens-of-thousands of computers and other electronic equipment, trans-border pollution that is systematic (via location of factories) or accidental (for example, chemical plant spills), the illegal trade in plants and non-human animals, and illegal fishing, hunting and logging. This list goes on, but the point is that environmental harm, whether conceptualised in conventional legal terms or based upon more encompassing ecologically-based conceptions of harm, is by nature mobile and easily subject to transference.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:80754
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2012-11-11
Last Modified:2017-12-14
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