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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Exploring Green Crime

Introducing the Legal, Social and Criminological Contexts of Environmental Harm

ISBN 9781137310217
Publication Date March 2015
Formats Paperback Hardcover Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

This critical and cutting edge introduction to the key debates in green criminology shows readers how to approach environmental harm with a questioning mindset and demonstrates the contribution of criminologists towards solving global environmental concerns in the 21st century.

Matthew Hall is Professor of Law and Criminal Justice and Head of Research for the Law School at the University of Lincoln, UK. He has pioneered research on environmental victimisation and the application of environmental justice principles in the criminal justice system at both national and international levels.

1. What is 'Green Criminology' and why study it?
2. Environmental Degradation, Social Change and Crime
3. Environmental 'Crime': Conceptions, Limiations and Alternatives
4. The Corpotation and Environmental Harms
5. The State and the Environment: Crime, Harm and Responsibility
6. Responding to Environmental Harm: Policing, Enforcement and Sentencing
7. Environmental Victimisation
8. Exploring Environmental Rights
9. Exploring Green Crime and Wider Harms with Criminology.


In Exploring Green Crime, Hall discusses environmental victims in national and international legal systems – and so much more! This sophisticated but accessible and clear textbook will inspire seasoned and budding green criminologists.' – Avi Brisman, School of Justice Studies, Eastern Kentucky University, USA
'An interesting and original engagement with the emerging field of green criminology, skilfully blending law with sociology and criminology, and offering something different to other green criminology textbooks.' – Nigel South, Department of Sociology, University of Essex, UK
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