This book critically examines both theory and practice around conservation crimes. It engages with the full complexity of environmental crimes and different responses to them, including: poaching, conservation as a response to wildlife crime, forest degradation, environmental activism, and the application of scientific and situational crime prevention techniques as preventative tools to deal with green crime.
Through the contributions of experts from both the social and ecological sciences, the book deals with theoretical and practical considerations that impact on the effectiveness of contemporary environmental criminal justice. It discusses the social construction of green crimes and the varied ways in which poaching and other conservation crimes are perceived, operate and are ideologically driven, as well as practical issues in environmental criminal justice. With contributions based in varied ideologicalperspectivesand drawn from a range of academic disciplines, this volume provides a platform for scholars todebate new ideas about environmental law enforcement, policy, and crimeprevention, detection and punishment.
About the Author
Gary Potter is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Lancaster, UK.
Angus Nurse is Director of Criminology and Sociology programmes at Middlesex University School of Law, UK.
Matthew Hall is Professor of Law and Criminal Justice and Director of Research at the University of Lincoln School of Law, UK.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Geography of Environmental Crime;Matthew Hall, Angus Nurse, Gary Potter and Tanya Wyatt.-Part I. Perspectives on Conservation Crimes.-Chapter 2. Tiger Poaching in Bangladesh Sundarbans;Samia Saif and Douglas MacMillan.-Chapter 3. Radical Environmentalism and the Role of Nature;John Cianchi.-Chapter 4. Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of the Environmental Activist;Aurelie Sauvant, Wendy Fitzgibbon and Angus Nurse.-Part II. Crime Prevention and Detection.-Chapter 5. Using Stable Isotope Analysis to Differentiate Between Wild and Cultivated Orchids in International Trade;Amy Hinsley, Emily King and Pablo Sinovas.-Chapter 6. 'Do Some Anti-Poaching, Kill Some Bad Guys, And Do Some Good': Manhunting, Accumulation, and Pacification in African Conservation;Bill McClanahan and Tyler Wall.-Chapter 7. Keeping the Horn on the Rhino;Elisa Reuter and Lieselot Bisschop.-Part III. Critical Perspectives on Policy and Enforcement.-Chapter 8. Policy Constructions of Environmental Crime and Grey Economy in Finland;Iina Sahramäki.-Chapter 9. 'I Don't See Myself as a Criminal': Motivation and Neutralization of Illegal Hunting by Swedish Norrland Hunters;Emil Rytterstedt.
What People are Saying About This
“This is a genuinely original collection, full of fresh perspectives and new data on a range of topics - from conservation through activism to environmental crime prevention. Interdisciplinary and international it highlights the continuing growth of excellent scholarship in green criminology.” (Nigel South, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex, UK)