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Green Crime in Mexico

A Collection of Case Studies

  • Ines Arroyo-Quiroz
  • Tanya Wyatt


  • Offers a unique exploration of the key green criminological issues in Mexico

  • Builds on a rapidly growing area of scholarship in Latin America and beyond

  • Includes contributors from Mexican academics and practitioners


Part of the Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology book series (PSGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Tanya Wyatt, Ines Arroyo-Quiroz
    Pages 1-22
  3. Environmental Degradation

  4. Social and Environmental Justice

  5. Wildlife Trade

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Blanca Roldán-Clarà
      Pages 137-148
    3. Israel Alvarado Martínez, Eliz Regina Martínez
      Pages 149-170
  6. Non-compliance with Environmental Obligations

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-208

About this book


This collection is the first exploration into green crime in Mexico, offering a unique critique of the environmental problems facing Mexico today. Written by a diverse range of Mexican academics and practitioners from different career stages and various different disciplines, this edited volume exposes the corruption, power, and disregard for the environment through highly detailed and engaging case studies. The chapters are grouped into four categories: Environmental Degradation, Social and Environmental Justice, Wildlife Trafficking, and Non-compliance with Environmental Obligations, and are illuminated by rigorous original research. This book fills a substantial gap in knowledge about concerns that are important not only to the Mexican people and the wider region, but to anyone with an interest in the environmental issues facing the world today. To this end, the contributors hope to inspire other Mexicans to study and research green crimes as well as to influence scholars and practitioners across Central and South America who are facing similar environmental crises and challenges.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ines Arroyo-Quiroz
    • 1
  • Tanya Wyatt
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro Regional de Investigaciones MultidisciplinariasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoCuernavacaMexico
  2. 2.Northumbria UniversityNewcastle-upon-TyneUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Ines Arroyo-Quiroz is a Researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). 

Tanya Wyatt is an Associate Professor of Criminology at Northumbria University, UK. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Green Crime in Mexico
  • Book Subtitle A Collection of Case Studies
  • Editors Ines Arroyo-Quiroz
    Tanya Wyatt
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-75285-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09191-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-75286-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 208
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Green Criminology
    State Crimes
    Crime Prevention
    Environmental Geography
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