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Overview

Environmental crime is an increasingly serious problem nationally and internationally, and is an expanding field of study in today’s environmentally conscious classroom. Fully revised and updated, Environmental Crime, Second Edition revisits the early construction of environmental crime as a subject of study and addresses new and emerging subjects of study, specifically focused on the United States but including research from Europe, Australia, and around the world.

Comprehensive and interdisciplinary in its focus, this Second Edition is written by a collection of experts in the field and presents themes related to the social, cultural, political, economic, scientific and legal contexts of environmental crime. Each chapter includes key terms, review questions, discussion questions, and references. The accessible style and easy-to-read format make Environmental Crime, Second Edition ideal for anyone from any discipline, with little to no exposure to the subject matter.

New material added to the Second Edition:
• New chapter on the relationship between social and political activism and legislative change
• New chapter on crime theories specifically focused on environmental issues
• Updates on the history and legislation
• Updates on definition and related terms
• Updates on state and local issues
• Updates on police, courts, sentencing and punishments
• New online link with additional resources for students

Key Features:
* Includes contributions from nationally and internationally known experts on the topic of environmental crime
* Provides a comprehensive focus on the United States laws and policies related to environmental law, violations, punishments and sanctions
* Includes a historical review of law creation and activist protests focused on organizing and changing laws around environmental protections and environmental harms
* Interdisciplinary in its focus, the text includes biological sciences, history and political debates, economics, media, crime theory and its application, in addition to sections on international constructions of environmental crime and future research directions

Instructor Resources:
* Test Bank
* PowerPoint Lecture Outlines
* Answers to end of chapter questions

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Editorial Reviews

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This interdisciplinary text explores the enforcement of environmental protection legislation. Fifteen chapters discuss the definition of environmental crime, a history of the U.S. environmental movement, economics and politics, a social understanding of the natural sciences, federal legislation, an interagency approach, and identifying essential connections. Concludes with five case studies that exemplify many of the themes presented in the text--activism, politics, economics, legislation, hazardous waste, government involvement, and international issues. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763794286
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 7/18/2011
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME * Defining "Environmental Crime" * A History of the U.S. Environmental Movement * Economics, Politics, and Environmental Protection * A Social Understanding of the Natural Sciences * A Review of Federal Environmental Legislation * ENFORCING ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LEGISLATION: AN INTERAGENCY APPROACH * The Federal Environmental Regulatory Structure * State and Local Environmental Enforcement * Policing the Environment * Environmental Crime Prosecution at the County Level * Sentencing the Environmental Criminal * IDENTIFYING ESSENTIAL CONNECTIONS * Five Types of Environmental Criminals * Environmental Ethics, Criminal Law, and Environmental Crime * Mystification of Environmental Images: Identifying Environmental Crime * International Environmental Issues * Environmental Crime Research: Where We Have Been, Where We Should Go * CASE STUDIES * Case Study 1--Community Opposition to Hazardous Waste Incineration: The Case of ENSCO * Case Study 2--Hazardous Waste Regulation: Legacies of the Past and Projections for the Future * Case Study 3--Rocky Flats: A Plea Bargain in Public View * Case Study 4--Controversy Amid Controversy: Reauthorization of the Endangered Species Act * Case Study 5--Environmental Crimes at the U.S.-Mexico Border * Comments in Closing * Appendixes * Index
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