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.
Chapter 2: Species Justice: Animal Rights, Animal Abuse And Violence Towards Humans
Species Justice: Animal Rights, Animal Abuse And Violence Towards Humans
By the end of this chapter you should:
- Have a firm understanding of species justice arguments which contend that justice systems need to consider the rights and protection of nonhuman animals.
- Understand conceptual arguments that animals should have rights and some of the different conceptions on how such rights can be realised in legal systems.
- Have a firm understanding of the basis of animal protection through criminal law systems and awareness of some contemporary debates concerning these.
- Understand the link between animal abuse and interpersonal violence and related arguments that suggest that animal abuse and human violence are inextricably linked.
This chapter examines a range of issues relating to animal ...