Environmental Crime

The International Library of Law and the Environment series

Edited by Rob White, Professor of Criminology, School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia

Environmental crime is arguably the most vital and destructive crime of the 21st century, especially in the light of climate change and shifts in social, economic and ecological circumstances that will accompany global warming. This two volume set explores the nature and dynamics of environmental crime and investigates a variety of topics including illegal fishing, poaching, wildlife crimes, animal abuse, climate change and ecocide as well as crimes related to waste, energy and contamination. Together with an original introduction by the editor, this collection provides researchers and students alike with a comprehensive overview of crimes pertaining to the environment.

‘This two volume collection edited by Professor Rob White offers a challenging and insightful flavour of the criminological endeavour to address one of the most prescient challenges of the 21st century: environmental crime. Edited by one of the foremost academics in this field these two volumes do not claim to be exhaustive but as the editor says they do claim to be “interesting, provocative, informative and stimulating”. They are certainly all of these things and more besides. Taken together they lay down an unprecedented challenge to academics, politicians and policy-makers alike to take environmental crime seriously: an essential collection for anyone interested in these issues.’
– Sandra Walklate, Liverpool University, UK and Monash University, Australia

2020 1,280 pp Hardback 978 1 78897 062 4 £607.50 £420.00 $607.50 $675.00

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