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.

Regulating Environmental Harm: Environmental Crime And Governance

Regulating Environmental Harm: Environmental Crime And Governance

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • Understand the key international environmental (including wildlife) protection laws that provide for contemporary environmental protection.
  • Understand the key regulatory schemes that provide for contemporary environmental protection and inhibit environmental harms.
  • Have a firm understanding of the key obligations on states to provide for environmental protection.
  • Understand the key problems inherent in developing and maintaining an international environmental protection regime.


As previous chapters have indicated, international environmental law provides a framework setting out the obligations on states in respect of legal standards for environmental protection. Chapter 3 outlined core international instruments such as the World Charter for Nature (1982), which identifies the principle that nature should be protected and ...

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