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Exploring Green Crime: Introducing the Legal, Social and Criminological Contexts of Environmental Harm

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  • ISBN-13: 9781137310217
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2015
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.94 x 6.24 inches


The application of criminological perspectives to discussion of the environment is a rapidly developing field at the cutting edge of criminology. This innovative but accessible introduction to the key debates in green criminology both familiarises newcomers to the field with the core theories and methodological precepts and challenges them to take a critical approach.

In addition to analysing an extensive range of contemporary issues – environmental harm, food and water security, fracking, climate change and genetically modified crops – the text steps back to examine overarching themes, including the power relationships between states, corporations and the human and non-human components of our environment.

In this way, Exploring Green Crime prepares readers to approach environmental criminology with a questioning and analytical mind-set. With useful end of chapter summaries, review questions and further reading, the text is ideal for students of criminology, criminal justice, law, sociology and environmental studies.

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