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From the Publisher'This book makes an extraordinarily compelling case for expanding the focus of criminology, considering a host of harms against the environment, non-human species, and humans – harms that transcend national borders and threaten the future of life on our planet. The eco-global approach described in the book provides a framework for conceptualizing these harms and conducting research on them. It is an important addition to the rapidly growing field of green criminology, written by one of the leading scholars in the field, and I enthusiastically recommend it to students, criminologists, and others.' – Robert Agnew, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology, Emory University
'Human beings draw lines around property, cities, states and nations, lines which we kill and die to protect. But air, water, windblown dust and seeds and migrating animals, pay no heed to human borders.
Within the biosphere, living organisms and their physical surroundings are intermeshed while succeeding generations of people benefit or suffer from the actions of those before them. We need a new class of crimes that take account of the "real" world, and thus transcend our boundaries and span generations. This book is a start at expanding our notions of responsibility and culpability.' – David Suzuki, Co-Founder of the David Suzuki Foundation
'Over the past decades research and literature addressing the topic of so called green criminology have shown a steady, though fragmented increase. With this brilliant book Rob White brings the field a huge step forward by expanding the notion of harm, and by presenting and systematizing the topics encompassed by the field, e.g. the consequences of human consumption, such as climate change, e-waste and deforestation. By providing methodological and theoretical tools as well as a vocabulary we can use to address and understand the field with, this book will be highly cherished both by students of eco-global criminology as well as by experienced scholars. Rob White shows not only why the situation of our planet and all its inhabitants is of deep concern, but also the role criminology can and should play to achieve a better world for all. Rob White has again confirmed that he is in the forefront of the field.' – Professor Ragnhild Sollund, University of Oslo, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law