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Green Criminology


White, R and Monod, SW, Green Criminology, The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice, Springer International Publishing AG, A Deckert, R Sarre (ed), Switzerland, pp. 617-632. ISBN 978-331955747-2 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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


This chapter provides a brief overview of green criminology as a theoretical perspective, and of environmental crime as a specific type of crime. Green criminology provides a distinctive lens through which to explore and explain environmental harm, one that includes reference to activities that transgress the rights and well-being of humans, specific ecosystems, and animal and plant species regardless of legality. The chapter provides examples of environmental crime that can be seen in both Australia and New Zealand and considers the crime of ecocide in relation to practices contributing to climate change.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:green criminology, environmental crime
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:125866
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2018-05-10
Last Modified:2018-12-14

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