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 6: The Criminal Exploitation Of Natural Resources
The Criminal Exploitation Of Natural Resources
By the end of this chapter you should:
- Have a firm understanding of the factors involved in the criminal exploitation of natural resources.
- Understand the links between the legal and illegal oil and gas extraction industries and why there are criminological concerns about industry practices.
- Understand how and why globalization is a factor in the continuing illegal exploitation of natural resources such as oil, gas and timber and why corruption is considered to be endemic in these industries.
- Understand the concept of biopiracy and why this constitutes a crime of the powerful that impacts negatively on the rights of indigenous communities and those living in the Global South.
- Understand the extent to which consumer demand combined with weak ...