Research Handbook On Environmental Crimes and Criminal Enforcement

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Research Handbook On Environmental Crimes and Criminal Enforcement

9781035309504 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Susan Lea Smith, Professor of Law, Willamette University, US and Iina Sahramäki, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy, University of Helsinki, Finland
Publication Date: July 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03530 950 4 Extent: c 448 pp
This Research Handbook thoroughly examines the difficult and rapidly expanding problem of national, transnational, and international environmental crimes, including air and water pollution, unlawful mining and timber harvesting, and transnational trafficking of endangered species. It provides an understanding of cutting-edge empirical and theoretical research on these crimes and their legal prosecution.

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This Research Handbook thoroughly examines the difficult and rapidly expanding problem of national, transnational, and international environmental crimes, including air and water pollution, unlawful mining and timber harvesting, and trafficking of endangered species. It provides an understanding of cutting-edge empirical and theoretical research on these crimes and their legal prosecution.

Pre-eminent experts in the field meticulously examine the relevant criminal law and environmental law and its enforcement in a range of regions across Africa, Asia, Europe and North and South America. They consider the significant obstacles to effective prosecution including government corruption, inadequate resources, and governance failures. Ultimately, the cross-disciplinary chapters build upon current research to present unique insights and raise important questions about the past, present and future of green criminology.

This timely Research Handbook is a crucial reference point for students and scholars of environmental law, criminology, and criminal justice. It also appeals to those interested in sustainability, environmental harms and crimes, and corporate behaviour.
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‘With climate change and the crossing of planetary boundaries, the threat of environmental crime to humans, the environment and the planet cannot escape anyone''s concern. In this Research Handbook, leading scholars provide a state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary and comprehensive overview of academic insights into the nature and control of environmental crime all over the world. It is highly recommended.’
– Wim Huisman, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

‘This Handbook is a tour de force of practical scholarship on an under-studied subject. “Scholarship” in that the book thoughtfully explores diverse fields of research, integrates theory and empirical evidence, and offers perceptive insights on environmental crime and its enforcement. “Practical” in that this highly topical study provides constructive guidance for all those working in environmental governance and the criminal justice system.’
– Justice Brian Preston, Chief Judge of Land and Environment Court of NSW, Australia

‘Professors Smith and Sahramäki have produced an extraordinary book. Within one rich volume, they have brought together thirty-two of the world’s leading scholars in law, criminology, biology, economics, psychology, and sociology, from across the globe in a tour de force analysis of criminal law in the administration of environmental law.’
– Richard Lazarus, Harvard Law School, US
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