A comprehensive introduction to green criminology, this book is a discussion of the relationship between mainstream criminal justice and green crimes. Focused on environmental harm within the context of criminal justice this book takes a global perspective and  • Introduces students to different theoretical perspectives in green criminology  • Looks at the victims of environmental crime throughout  • Covers topics such as; wildlife crimes, animal abuse, the causes of environmental crime, regulation, exploitation, environmental activism, policing, prosecution and monitoring. Designed to help readers develop a thorough understanding of the principles of environmental justice and green criminology, as well as contemporary developments, this book will be excellent support to student of green criminology and environmental crime.

An Introduction To Green Criminological Theories

An Introduction To Green Criminological Theories

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • Have a firm understanding of the principles of green criminology and the various meanings ascribed to the term.
  • Understand the core concepts of ‘environmental justice’, ‘ecological justice’, ‘species justice’ and ‘environmental harm’ that underpin green criminology.
  • Understand the rationale for a green criminology and an eco-global perspective on criminology, as well as some of the criticisms that might be made of green criminology.
  • Understand green criminology’s place within critical criminology and comparative criminology, as well as its importance within socio-legal study.


Criminologists have increasingly become involved and interested in environmental issues to the extent that the term ‘Green Criminology’ is now recognized as describing a distinct subgenre of criminology. ...

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