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Environmental Crime

Environmental Crime - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0761900375

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ISBN13: 978-0761900375
ISBN10: 0761900373
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No

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Environmental Crime - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0761900375

Yingyi Situ and David Emmons

ISBN13: 978-0761900375
ISBN10: 0761900373
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

We and our environment are at risk. Air, water, and soil pollution, hazardous waste disposal, global warming, acid rain, and reduction of the ozone layer threaten the natural environment and endanger people's health. Within the last decade, however, environmental violations have been defined as crimes and violators viewed as criminals; and criminal prosecution of the accused and criminal sanctions against the convicted have accelerated. This accessibly written book examines the criminalization of environmental wrong-doing.

Designed as a textbook for environmental crime courses at the undergraduate or beginning graduate levels, it is comprehensive and logically organized. The text explores the nature, causes, investigation, prosecution, and prevention of environmental crime. Special emphasis is placed on the human, economic, social, and psychological impacts of the environmental crime by corporations, criminal organizations, the government, and individuals. Although examples throughout the book reflect not only North America but the world, a final chapter is devoted to global environmental law. The chapter also reviews promising approaches being used by other nations in fighting environmental crime.

Author Bio

Situ, Yingyi : The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Emmons, David : The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Criminal Law and the Environment
3. Corporate Environmental Crime
4. Organized Crime Against the Environment
5. Environmental Crime by the Government
6. Personal Environmental Crime
7. Combating Environmental Crime-enforcement
8. Combating Environmental Crime: Prosecution
9. The Global Environmental Crisis

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