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Environmental crime and problem-solving courts


White, R, Environmental crime and problem-solving courts, Crime, Law and Social Change: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 59, (3) pp. 267-278. ISSN 0925-4994 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10611-013-9414-5


Environmental harms are by their nature complex and as such give rise to formal legal responses that range from simple regulatory intervention to multi-faceted court order. The purpose of this paper is to explore the emergence of environmental courts and the development of judicial and tribunal expertise in this specific area. A wide range of sanctions are now available and being actively applied by such bodies. Moreover, in many instances, the philosophical approach adopted by these courts is that of problem-solving. The combination of specialist expertise and innovative methods of intervention are progressively revolutionising judicial practice in regards to contemporary environmental issues.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Courts and sentencing
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Legal processes
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:84264
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:27
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2013-05-01
Last Modified:2014-10-18

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