Providing you with a wide-ranging introduction to key international issues in crime and its control, this book covers all essential theories, and clearly explains their relevance to the world today. Going beyond just looking at organized crime, the book covers a range of topics including: •Human rights •Terrorism •Trafficking •Cybercrime •Environmental crime •International Law Plenty of case studies and examples are included throughout, including the Bali 9, Rana Plaza and the shooting of Charles De Menezes, and tips on further reading make it easy to know where to go to engage with more debates in the field. Making sure you’re up to date with current issues, this book will be essential reading for students in Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as those in Law and International Relations.

Crimes against the Environment
Crimes against the Environment
This chapter will look at
  • Environmental harm and its definition through a critical-human rights lens.
  • New environmental risks.
  • The geopolitics dimension of environmental issues.
  • The central role of the nation-state in the push for transnational cooperation.
Keywords
  • Green criminology
  • Neoliberalism
  • Environmental harm
8.1 Introduction

The topics broadly discussed until now have been the subject of international conventions of clear-cut criminal justice, or the subject of clear international advocacy for defining the problem according to criminal justice standards, whereby the culprits are often identified as evil others (traffickers, smugglers, terrorists, members of organized criminal gangs). In this chapter and Chapter 9 on state crime, we enter into areas where the crime itself is not always defined according to international conventions with legal powers, and at times not even ...

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