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, College 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 476 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

‘Professor Smith and Dr 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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Contents

Preface xvi
Acknowledgements xvii

PART I THEORY AND REALITY
1 Issues in defining and punishing environmental crimes: An introduction 2
Susan Lea Smith
2 Corporate environmental non-compliance and the effects of internal
systems and sanctions 36
Sally S. Simpson and Jocelyn Evens
3 The law and psychology of environmental crimes 68
Lori Hoetger and Arden Rowell
4 Environmental crimes and the treadmill of production: Neoliberal
policy and neocolonialism 88
Michael A. Long, Jericho R. McElroy and Michael J. Lynch
5 Criminal enforcement of environmental laws cannot deter ecological
harm or achieve environmental justice 106
Paul Stretesky, Ekaterina Gladkova and Nathan Stephens-Griffin
6 Environmental harms and innovative justice 128
Rob White
7 Methodological challenges in empirical research on environmental crimes 146
Serena Favarin and Cecilia Meneghini
8 Green crime prevention stirred and spiced: An agile approach to
regulatory crime prevention 168
Iina Sahramäki

PART II TRANSNATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES
9 Transnational environmental crime 188
Daan van Uhm
10 International wildlife trade 202
Ragnhild Sollund
11 Illegal trafficking in plants and timber 227
Angus Nurse
12 Transnational environmental crime and corruption 246
David Aled Williams
13 Environmental crime and shadow economy: Evidence from Italy 263
Anna Rita Germani and Angelo Castaldo
14 International environmental crimes and ecocide 281
Darryl Robinson

PART III THE GLOBAL SCOPE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES
15 Environmental crimes and criminal enforcement in the United States 305
Susan Mandiberg
16 European environmental criminal law and enforcement 324
Michael Faure and Mengxing Lu
17 Green crimes and environmental harms in the Latin American region 346
Inés Arroyo-Quiroz, José Luis Carpio-Domínguez and Jesús Ignacio
Castro-Salazar
18 Reflections from Africa: Limited state capacity and the rise of
environmental organized crime 365
Derica Lambrechts
19 Criminal enforcement of environmental law in South Africa 382
Michael Kidd and Melissa Strydom
20 Chinese environmental crimes and criminal justice 407
Ying Wang
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