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.

Investigating Environmental Crime

Investigating Environmental Crime

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • Have a firm understanding of the manner in which environmental and wildlife crimes are monitored at both national and international levels.
  • Understand the links between legal and illegal activity and the difficulties for investigators in establishing whether a crime has been committed.
  • Understand the importance of NGOs as monitors and investigators and the regulatory justice theory that NGO involvement is essential for effective investigation of environmental crimes.
  • Understand the complexity of prosecuting environmental crimes and the need for investigators and prosecutors to consider not just environmental offences but also associated business crimes which may sometimes be easier to bring before the courts.


This chapter examines perspectives on the monitoring and investigation of environmental crime. Building on ...

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