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Emerging Issues in Green Criminology

Exploring Power, Justice and Harm

  • Reece Walters
  • Diane Solomon Westerhuis
  • Tanya Wyatt

Part of the Critical Criminological Perspectives book series (CCRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Tanya Wyatt, Diane Solomon Westerhuis, Reece Walters
      Pages 1-13
  3. Concepts, Perspectives, and Dimensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Lieselot Bisschop, Gudrun Vande Walle
      Pages 34-54
  4. Rights and Wrongs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Avi Brisman, Nigel South
      Pages 57-71
    3. Reece Walters, Peter Martin
      Pages 93-107
  5. Policing, Regulation, and Enforcement

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 261-265

About this book


This edited collection brings together internationally renowned scholars to explore green criminology through the interdisciplinary lenses of power, harm and justice. The chapters provide innovative case study analyses from around the world that seek to advance theoretical, policy and practice discourses about environmental harm.


Environment harm wildlife nature crime justice power conflict criminology environment geography green criminology Policy society

Editors and affiliations

  • Reece Walters
    • 1
  • Diane Solomon Westerhuis
    • 2
  • Tanya Wyatt
    • 3
  1. 1.Research for the Faculty of Law at QueenslandUniversity of TechnologyAustralia
  2. 2.Independent ScholarAustralia
  3. 3.Northumbria UniversityUK

About the editors

Lieselot Bisschop, University College Ghent, Belgium Avi Brisman, Eastern Kentucky University, USA Matthew Hall, University of Sheffield, UK M.H.A Kluin, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands Olga Knight, University of Colorado, Denver, USA. Peter Martin, Queensland University of Technology, Australia Hanneke Mol PhD candidate studying for a joint degree at the University of Kent, UK and Utrecht University, Netherlands Angus Nurse, Birmingham City University, UK Ragnhild Sollund, University of Oslo, Norway Nigel South, University of Essex, UK Paul B. Stretesky, University of Colorado, Denver, USA Gudrun Vande Walle, University College Ghent, Belgium Rob White, University of Tasmania, Australia

Bibliographic information


"The collection edited by Walters, Westerhuis and Wyatt contains some excellent theoretical essays on the nature of environmental crime and harm, on the role of global capitalism as a major offender, case studies of the management or lack thereof of e-waste disposal, wildlife trafficking, carbon trading fraud, chemical pollution. There are some highly relevant discussions concerning the dynamics of regulation and enforcement including the role of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and victims organizations. For those seeking an introduction to the general themes and

scope of green criminology, this collection serves as an excellent introduction." - British Journal of Criminology

"Emerging Issues in Green Criminology is an important collection of work that helps move the discussion of green criminology toward fuller recognition of the role power plays in the construction of green crime, their commissions, and the legal and nonlegal responses to those crimes and harms. The result is a work that will become the foundation for expanding the theoretical

analysis of power within green criminology, and making power analysis central to green criminological analysis."

- Michael J. Lynch, University of South Florida, USA

"What a pleasure to read Emerging Issues in Green Criminology! The editors and authors are to be congratulated for having skillfully woven together twelve otherwise quite disparate chapters into a common project concerned with power, justice and harm. This book confirms that green criminology is vibrant, relevant and here to stay.'

- Piers Beirne, University of Southern Maine, USA