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Historical Pollution

Comparative Legal Responses to Environmental Crimes

  • Francesco Centonze
  • Stefano Manacorda
  • Highlights an innovative study on environmental matters concerning the prevention and the fighting of the “historical pollution” caused by industrial emissions

  • Discusses effective mechanisms in managing environmental problems in relation with historical pollution

  • Develops a detailed description of the historical pollution in the context of the complex relationships among time, pollution, environment, and human health

  • Includes comparative criminal justice and alternative justice paradigms for addressing pollution


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Benedetta Venturato, Eliana Greco
    Pages 125-146
  3. Joseph F. C. DiMento, Ava Badiee
    Pages 197-223
  4. Luis Arroyo Zapatero, Alejandro Luis de Pablo Serrano, Jordi Gimeno Beviá
    Pages 265-306
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 463-464

About this book


This volume examines legal matters regarding the prevention and fighting of historical pollution caused by industrial emissions. "Historical Pollution" refers to the long-term or delayed onset effects of environmental crimes such as groundwater or soil pollution. 

Historical Pollution presents and compares national legal approaches, including the most interesting and effective mechanisms for managing environmental problems in relation with historical pollution. It features interdisciplinary and international comparisons of traditional and alternative justice mechanisms.

This book will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice and related areas, such as politics, law, economics, and those in the public and private sectors dealing with environmental protection, including international institutions, corporations, specialized national agencies, those involved in the criminal justice system, and policymakers.


Environmental Justice Contaminated Sites Sea Pollution Environmental Damage Environmental Crimes Industrial Emissions Pollution Historical Pollution Environmental Law Legacy Pollution Soil Pollution Green Criminology

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Centonze
    • 1
  • Stefano Manacorda
    • 2
  1. 1.Univ Cattolica - Sede di Piacenza MilanoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di GiurisprudenzaSeconda Università di Napoli Santa Maria Capua VetereItaly

About the editors

Stefano Manacorda (BA University of Naples; LLM Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne; PhD University of Florence), is a professor of Criminal Law at the University of Naples and Visiting Professor at Queen Mary University of London.
He is Vice-President of SIDS (Société internationale de Défense sociale), of ARPE (Association de Recherches Pénales Européennes) of ISPAC (International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme). He has published extensively in the fields of European, Comparative and International Criminal Law. He is the author of more than one hundred scientific articles in several languages and has published eleven books in the area of European, International and Comparative Law.

Francesco Centonze is Full Professor of Criminal Law and Business Criminal Law at the University “Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Milano”. He is Director of Rivista Italiana di Medicina Legale e del diritto in campo Sanitario, Coordinator for the Master Program in Business Criminal Law at “Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” University and Member of Scientific Committee of Centro Studi «Federico Stella» sulla Giustizia Penale e la Politica Criminale – Università Cattolica di Milano. He has published extensively in the field of Criminal Law and Business Criminal Law. He is the author of several books and scientific articles. 

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