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The Global Context of Transnational Environmental Crime in Asia


White, R, The Global Context of Transnational Environmental Crime in Asia, The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South, Palgrave Macmillan, K Carrington, R Hogg, J Scott, and M Sozzo (ed), Cham, pp. 281-300. ISBN 978-3-319-65020-3 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-65021-0_15


This chapter presents an analysis of environmental crime in Asia from the perspective of eco-global criminology. It outlines crimes such as illegal wildlife trade, illegal logging and pollution. The relationship between North and South is integral to understanding the nature and dynamics of transnational environmental harm within this region. So, too, is examination of the power relations and social interests within and between specific places within the region. Source, transit and destination countries vary for different commodities (such as timber, illegal wildlife and waste), but for some countries these are not mutually exclusive. Likewise, victimhood and offending behavior are best interpreted in the light of specific information and particular contexts.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:transnational environmental crime, Asia, eco-global criminology, wildlife trafficking, pollution, deforestation
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Environmental sociology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:127295
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2018-07-20
Last Modified:2019-12-03

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